Press Release

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Announces Seventh and Newest Addition to the “Unofficial Z Collection,” Hotel Zena Washington DC

Company Release - 12/18/2019 7:30 AM ET

BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) (the “Company”) today announced the planned $25 million renovation and transformation of Donovan Hotel to Hotel Zena as the newest member of the “Unofficial Z Collection,” the Company’s individually curated portfolio of urban lifestyle hotels. Hotel Zena is expected to open in the second quarter of 2020 in Washington, D.C.

Well situated in Logan Circle, at the beginning of Washington, D.C.’s vibrant 14th Street corridor, the sought-after neighborhood for vibrant music venues, funky galleries and trendy boutiques while also adjacent to the bustling downtown business district, the 191-room Hotel Zena will celebrate female empowerment. Set to open spring 2020, the upper upscale lifestyle hotel will feature a robust property-wide art program in addition to a cocktail focused lobby lounge and a 14th-floor rooftop pool and adjacent meeting space for private functions.

“Hotel Zena will be the first hospitality establishment solely dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of women,” said Jon E. Bortz, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pebblebrook Hotel Trust. “Washington, D.C. is one of the most culturally diverse metropolitans with a female-majority population, and there is no better place or more relevant time to fill this void in the travel market. The provocative art and design of Hotel Zena will provide a unique hotel experience while also offering a vibrant lobby lounge and rooftop space, which we expect will appeal to both our hotel guests and the local neighborhood.”

Hotel Zena will be the seventh hotel in Pebblebrook’s growing and expanding “Unofficial Z Collection” and will be operated and managed by Viceroy Hotel Group. Hotel Zena will join The Viceroy Urban Retreats portfolio, a collection of boutique hotels with edgy, eccentric personalities and contextual, culturally significant vibes.

The hotels in the “Unofficial Z Collection” include: Hotel Zelos San Francisco, Hotel Zephyr Fisherman’s Wharf, Hotel Zeppelin San Francisco, Hotel Zetta San Francisco, Hotel Zoe Fisherman’s Wharf, The Hotel Zags Portland and Hotel Zena Washington DC.

About Pebblebrook Hotel Trust

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) is a publicly-traded real estate investment trust (“REIT”) and the largest owner of urban and resort lifestyle hotels in the United States. The Company owns 56 hotels, totaling approximately 14,000 guest rooms across 16 urban and resort markets with a focus on the west coast gateway cities. For more information, visit and follow us at @PebblebrookPEB.

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Raymond D. Martz, Chief Financial Officer, Pebblebrook Hotel Trust - (240) 507-1330

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