HOST HOTELS & RESORTS INC
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Host Marriott Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) that primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties in North America. It operates its hotels under various brand names, including Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, Hyatt, Four Seasons, Fairmont, Hilton, and Westin. As of February 28, 2005, the company's lodging portfolio consisted of 107 upper-upscale and luxury full-service hotels consisting of approximately 55,000 rooms. Its hotels are located in 26 states and Washington, D.C., in the United States; Toronto and Calgary, Canada; and Mexico City, Mexico. The company has elected to be taxed as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code. As a REIT, it would not be subject to federal income tax provided it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its shareholders. Host Marriott was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland.