RLJ Lodging Trust is a hotel investment company focused on owning premium-branded, focused service and compact full-service hotels. The Company’s portfolio consists of 97 hotels with approximately 21,500 rooms located in 22 states and the District of Columbia and an ownership interest in one unconsolidated hotel with 171 rooms. The company invests in focused service and compact full-service hotels, which typically generate most of their revenue from room rentals, have limited food and beverage outlets and meeting space, and require fewer employees than larger hotels. Our hotels operate under well-recognized global brands, including Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hyatt Place, Wyndham and Embassy Suites. The properties are geographically diverse and concentrated in major urban areas and dense suburban markets that provide multiple demand generators by business, leisure and other travelers. At the same time, due to high construction costs in and the density of these markets, urban and suburban locales provide significant barriers to entry. The company is a self-advised and self administered Maryland real estate investment trust and is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the stock symbol "RLJ".