LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE:LHO) today announced no reported injuries at its East Coast properties and those properties did not suffer any physical damage related to Hurricane Sandy. “Our thoughts are with the many people impacted by Hurricane Sandy,” said Michael D. Barnello, President and Chief Executive Officer of LaSalle Hotel Properties. “We are fortunate that the storm did not physically damage any of our hotels. We are still assessing the business impact and determining our ability to recover any lost income through our insurance policy. We applaud the tremendous efforts made by the operating teams at all of our properties throughout the East Coast during this natural disaster.” LaSalle Hotel Properties is a leading multi-operator real estate investment trust. The Company owns interests in 40 hotels of which 38 are owned 100 percent. The 38 wholly-owned properties are upscale full-service hotels, totaling 10,200 guest rooms in 13 markets in 9 states and the District of Columbia. The Company focuses on owning, redeveloping and repositioning upscale full-service hotels located in urban, resort and convention markets. LaSalle Hotel Properties seeks to grow through strategic relationships with premier lodging companies, including Westin Hotels and Resorts, Hilton Hotels Corporation, Outrigger Lodging Services, Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Benchmark Hospitality, White Lodging Services Corporation, Thompson Hotels, Davidson Hotel Company, Denihan Hospitality Group, the Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, LLC, Accor, Destination Hotels & Resorts, HEI Hotels & Resorts, JRK Hotel Group, Inc., Viceroy Hotel Group, Highgate Hotels and Access Hotels & Resorts.