Chesapeake Lodging Trust Announces Agreement to Sell The Hotel Minneapolis, Autograph Collection for $46.0 Million, or Approximately $207,000 Per Key

ARLINGTON, VA. November 6, 2017 - Chesapeake Lodging Trust (NYSE:CHSP) (the “Trust”) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell the 222-room The Hotel Minneapolis, Autograph Collection located in Minneapolis, Minnesota for a sale price of $46.0 million, or approximately $207,000 per key, subject to customary working capital pro-rations at closing. Completion of the proposed sale is expected to close within the next 30 days, subject to customary closing requirements and conditions.

“We are excited to announce the pending sale of The Hotel Minneapolis, a hotel located in a non-core market for Chesapeake, and by timing the sale, we will be able to forego the need to reinvest capital for a required 2018 renovation estimated at approximately $5 million,” said James L. Francis, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Trust.

The Trust acquired The Hotel Minneapolis, Autograph Collection in October 2012 for $46.0 million, or $207,000 per key.

About Chesapeake Lodging Trust

Chesapeake Lodging Trust is a self-advised lodging real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investments primarily in upper-upscale hotels in major business and convention markets and, on a selective basis, premium select-service hotels in urban settings or unique locations in the United States. The Trust owns 22 hotels with an aggregate of 6,694 rooms in nine states and the District of Columbia. Additional information can be found on the Trust’s website at www.chesapeakelodgingtrust.com.

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