Royal Host Real Estate Investment Trust

Royal Host Real Estate Investment Trust

March 15, 2007 12:00 ET

Royal Host REIT Announces Distribution of $0.055 to Unitholders

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - March 15, 2007) - Royal Host Real Estate Investment Trust ("Royal Host")(TSX:RYL.UN) (TSX:RYL.DB.A) (TSX:RYL.DB.B) (TSX:RYL.DB.C) has declared a distribution of $0.055 per unit, payable April 30, 2007 to Unitholders of record as of April 13, 2007. This distribution is the 113th consecutive monthly distribution to Unitholders and brings the total funds distributed by Royal Host to $6.53 per unit since inception.

Royal Host's core businesses are hotel ownership, management and franchising. Royal Host owns 37 hotels, comprising 4,500 rooms, manages additional properties for third parties, and franchises 109 locations (including 15 owned by Royal Host) under the Travelodge and Thriftlodge banners, in the economy, mid-market and upscale hospitality segments.

Royal Host is committed to creating stable and repeatable earnings through high quality assets, efficient operations and exceptional people. Through strategic management and growth of its assets, and ongoing training, communication and teamwork, it is committed to achieving ongoing improvements to its bottom line results. Royal Host Units and Convertible Debentures are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbols "RYL.UN", "RYL.DB.A", "RYL.DB.B" and "RYL.DB.C" respectively.

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