Hospitality Properties Trust (Nasdaq: HPT) today announced that its board of trustees has declared the regular quarterly dividend on HPT's Series D Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares. A distribution of $0.4453125 per Series D preferred share is payable on or about January 17, 2017, to holders of record at the close of business on December 31, 2016. Hospitality Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, which owns a diverse portfolio of hotels and travel centers located in 45 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. HPT's properties are operated under long term management or lease agreements. HPT is managed by the operating subsidiary of The RMR Group Inc. (Nasdaq: RMR), an alternative asset management company that is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts. A Maryland Real Estate Investment Trust with transferable shares of beneficial interest listed on the Nasdaq. No shareholder, Trustee or officer is personally liable for any act or obligation of the Trust.