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Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Announces the 7th Annual Pebby Award Winners

February 22, 2019

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 22, 2019--Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) (the “Company”) today announced the winners of its seventh annual Pebby Awards. The Pebby Award winners were chosen for their outstanding accomplishments in 2018, as determined by the Company.

“Our Pebby awards aim to highlight the incredible accomplishments and successes of our hotel management teams in 2018,” noted Jon Bortz, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pebblebrook Hotel Trust. “While many of our properties achieved exceptional performance in 2018, the award winners, working closely with our asset managers, have sustained outstanding operational success. We’re especially pleased this year to be adding a new category for the Lifetime Achievement Award, for the long-time team members who work at our Pebblebrook-owned hotels, to honor their dedication, hard work, and steadfast loyalty.”

The categories for the awards are Best Picture, Best Directing, Best Production, Best Actor/Actress, Best Live Action Short Film, Best Visual Effects, Best Music (Original Score), Best Cinematography, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Documentary, Best Animated Feature Film, Honorary Achievement Award and Lifetime Achievement Award.

THE WINNERS

Best Picture

CRITERIA – For best overall performance by a hotel in 2018, based on operating execution and profitability, taking into consideration the strength of the market in which the hotel is located.

AND THE 2018 WINNER IS… HOTEL ZELOS SAN FRANCISCO, MANAGED BY VICEROY HOTEL GROUP, LED BY GENERAL MANAGER ASHLEY GOCHNAUER!

We’d also like to thank our other nominees for Best Picture:

Best Directing

CRITERIA – For best overall leadership by a management team in 2018, including revenue management, sales, marketing and comprehensive expense management.

AND THE 2018 WINNER IS… THE LIBERTY, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL, BOSTON, MANAGED BY HEI HOTELS & RESORTS, LED BY GENERAL MANAGER GLENN SAMPERT!

We’d also like to thank our other nominees for Best Directing:

Best Production

CRITERIA – For best overall hotel profitability flow-through in 2018. The management team at this hotel generated the greatest operating profitability improvement over the prior year based on revenue growth.

AND THE 2018 WINNER IS... UNION STATION HOTEL NASHVILLE, AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION, MANAGED BY SAGE HOSPITALITY GROUP, LED BY GENERAL MANAGER PETER WRIGHT!

We’d also like to thank our other nominees for Best Production:

Best Actor/Actress

CRITERIA – For best overall Sales and Marketing team to support the performance of a hotel.

AND THE 2018 WINNER IS… INTERCONTINENTAL BUCKHEAD ATLANTA, MANAGED BY INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS GROUP, LED BY GENERAL MANAGER GERASIMOS FERENTINOS AND DIRECTOR OF SALES & MARKETING DREW SMITH!

We’d also like to thank our other nominees for Best Actor/Actress:

Best Live Action Short Film

CRITERIA – For best overall revenue management strategies and execution to support the performance of a hotel.

AND THE 2018 WINNER IS… THE REVENUE MANAGEMENT TEAM FOR HOTEL ZELOS SAN FRANCISCO, HOTEL ZEPPELIN SAN FRANCISCO AND HOTEL ZETTA SAN FRANCISCO, MANAGED BY VICEROY HOTEL GROUP, LED BY AREA DIRECTOR OF REVENUE MANAGEMENT EMILY GARCIA!

We’d also like to thank our other nominees for Best Live Action Short Film:

Best Visual Effects

CRITERIA – For best overall performance during a major renovation, following the Company’s standard of “relentless pursuit of continuous improvement,” maintaining a pleasant and professional demeanor while living through disruption, surprises and great inconveniences.

AND THE 2018 WINNER IS… EMBASSY SUITES SAN DIEGO BAY – DOWNTOWN, MANAGED BY HEI HOTELS & RESORTS, LED BY GENERAL MANAGER TODD CAPIZZO!

We’d also like to thank our other nominees for Best Visual Effects:

Best Music (Original Score)

CRITERIA – For best overall performance following a prior year major renovation as evidenced by an increase in market share and operating cash flow, taking into consideration the strength of the market in which the hotel is located.

AND THE 2018 WINNER IS… HOTEL ZEPPELIN SAN FRANCISCO, MANAGED BY VICEROY HOTEL GROUP, LED BY GENERAL MANAGER ANTONIO FLORES!

We’d also like to thank our other nominees for Best Music (Original Score):

Best Cinematography

CRITERIA – For best implementation of energy conservation programs and green initiatives in an effort to reduce the hotel’s carbon footprint and energy expenses.

AND THE 2018 WINNER IS… SOFITEL PHILADELPHIA AT RITTENHOUSE SQUARE, MANAGED BY ACCOR HOTELS, LED BY GENERAL MANAGER ANGELA BAUER!

We’d also like to thank our other nominees for Best Cinematography:

Best Adapted Screenplay

CRITERIA – For best overall forecasting accuracy of actual operating profitability by an individual hotel.

AND THE 2018 WINNER IS… HOTEL ZELOS SAN FRANCISCO, MANAGED BY VICEROY HOTEL GROUP, LED BY GENERAL MANAGER ASHLEY GOCHNAUER!

We’d also like to thank our other nominees for Best Adapted Screenplay:

Best Documentary

CRITERIA – For best overall implementation of accounting standards and controls, including success in minimizing credit card chargebacks and overall expense management.

AND THE 2018 WINNER IS… THE NINES, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL, PORTLAND, MANAGED BY SAGE HOSPITALITY GROUP, LED BY GENERAL MANAGER JEAN-MARC JALBERT AND CONTROLLER ROBIN SALDANA!

We’d also like to thank our other nominees for Best Documentary:

Best Animated Feature Film

CRITERIA – For best overall performing restaurant or bar, not only measured on profitability, but also on fostering creativity, creating an experience, activating the hotel, while also supporting the hotel’s operations.

AND THE 2018 WINNERS ARE…A TIE BETWEEN DEPARTURE RESTAURANT AT THE NINES, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL, PORTLAND, MANAGED BY SAGE HOSPITALITY GROUP, LED BY GENERAL MANAGER JEAN-MARC JALBERT AND GENERAL MANAGER OF FOOD & BEVERAGE JEFF BROWN, AND DIRTY HABIT AT HOTEL ZELOS SAN FRANCISCO, MANAGED BY VICEROY HOTEL GROUP, LED BY GENERAL MANAGER ASHLEY GOCHNAUER AND GENERAL MANAGER OF DIRTY HABIT EJ VARELA!

We’d also like to thank our other nominees for Best Animated Feature Film:

Honorary Achievement Award

CRITERIA – For the most improved TripAdvisor ranking in 2018 by an individual hotel.

AND THE 2018 WINNER IS… HARBOR COURT HOTEL SAN FRANCISCO, MANAGED BY OLS HOTELS & RESORTS, LED BY GENERAL MANAGER TODD METZGER!

We’d also like to thank our other nominees for Honorary Achievement Award:

Lifetime Achievement Award

CRITERIA – For the hard work and service of our long-term team members throughout our portfolio, as demonstrated by more than 35 years of dedication and excellent service to our hotels and guests:

“Congratulations to our winning hotel teams, along with all of our other nominated property teams, for their outstanding performances in 2018,” stated Mr. Bortz. “We look forward to continued success and achievements in 2019.”

About Pebblebrook Hotel Trust

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust is a publicly traded real estate investment trust (“REIT”) organized to opportunistically acquire and invest primarily in upper upscale, full-service hotels located in urban markets in major gateway cities. The Company owns 62 hotels, totaling approximately 14,900 guest rooms, located in 10 states and the District of Columbia, including: Del Mar, California; Los Angeles, California (Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and West Hollywood); San Diego, California; San Francisco, California; Santa Cruz, California; Washington, DC; Coral Gables, Florida; Key West, Florida; Naples, Florida; Buckhead, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Boston, Massachusetts; New York, New York; Portland, Oregon; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Nashville, Tennessee; Columbia River Gorge, Washington; and Seattle, Washington. For more information, please visit us at www.pebblebrookhotels.com and follow us on Twitter at @PebblebrookPEB.

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Raymond D. Martz, Chief Financial Officer, Pebblebrook Hotel Trust - (240) 507-1300

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