Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is the largest lodging real estate investment trust (REIT) and one of the largest owners of luxury and upper-upscale hotels. HST was incorporated as a Maryland corporation and operates as a self-managed and self-administered REIT. The Company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. HST is the preeminent owner of high-quality lodging real estate at the epicenter of dynamic and growing markets. HST overall goal is to generate superior long-term risk-adjusted returns for stockholders. The Company guided by a disciplined approach to capital allocation and aggressive asset management, the Company partners with premium brands such as Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, Westin, Sheraton, W, St. Regis, Le Meridien, The Luxury Collection, Hyatt, Fairmont, Hilton, Swiss?tel, ibis, Pullman, and Novotel as well as independent brands in the operation of properties in over major markets.