Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Announces the 9th Annual Pebby Award Winners

Celebrating the Year’s Best Hotels

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$PEB #PEB–Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) (the “Company”) today announced the winners of its Ninth Annual Pebby Awards. The Pebby Award winners were chosen for their outstanding accomplishments in 2020, as determined by the Company.

“This year, a Pebby Award symbolizes not only hotel management excellence, but extraordinary work despite severely restrictive conditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Jon E. Bortz, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pebblebrook Hotel Trust. “Today, we recognize and celebrate our talented property teams and skilled asset managers, and we look forward to journeying together on the much-needed road to recovery in 2021.”

The categories for the Ninth Annual Pebby Awards are Best Picture, Best Directing, Best Actor / Actress, Best Live Action Short Film, Best Visual Effects, Best Music (Original Score), Best Cinematography, Best Documentary and Best Animated Feature Film.

THE WINNERS…

Best PictureFor best overall performance by a hotel in 2020, based on operating execution and profitability, in addition to adapting to the challenging environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

And the 2020 Winner Is… Southernmost Beach Resort, Managed by Highgate, Led by General Manager Sarka Takovich!

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

  • Hotel Zetta San Francisco
  • LaPlaya Beach Resort & Club
  • Skamania Lodge
  • The Liberty, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Boston
  • The Westin Copley Place, Boston

Best DirectingFor best overall leadership and comprehensive expense management in 2020.

And the 2020 Winner Is… Hotel Vintage Portland, Managed by Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Led by General Manager Rachel Wilson!

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

  • Embassy Suites San Diego Bay – Downtown
  • Hotel Chicago Downtown, Autograph Collection
  • Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica
  • Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square
  • The Management Team for Hotel Spero and The Marker San Francisco
  • W Boston

Best Actor / Actress – For best overall effort made by a hotel team to positively impact their community and/or neighborhood and help raise awareness for social justice and equity.

And the 2020 Winner Is… Hotel Zena Washington DC, Managed by Viceroy Hotel Group, Led by General Manager Jeff Harvey!

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

  • Argonaut Hotel
  • Chaminade Resort & Spa
  • Harbor Court Hotel San Francisco
  • The Nines, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Portland
  • Viceroy Washington DC

Best Live Action Short FilmFor best “skeleton crew” management, honoring the temporarily suspended hotel with the most dedicated management team.

And the 2020 Winners Are… A Tie Between

Hotel Chicago Downtown, Autograph Collection, Managed by HEI Hotels & Resorts, Led by General Manager Mark Deinhart &

The Management Team for Argonaut Hotel and Hotel Zoe Fisherman’s Wharf, Managed by Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Led by General Manager Stefan Muhle!

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

  • Harbor Court Hotel San Francisco
  • Hotel Palomar Los Angeles Beverly Hills
  • L’Auberge Del Mar
  • The Management Team for Chamberlain West Hollywood Hotel, Grafton on Sunset, Le Parc Suite Hotel and Montrose West Hollywood
  • The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago

Best Visual EffectsFor best overall performance during a major renovation, following the Company’s standard of “relentless pursuit of continuous improvement” and maintaining a pleasant and professional demeanor while going through disruptions, surprises and great inconveniences.

And the 2020 Winner Is… San Diego Mission Bay Resort, Managed by Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Led by General Manager Douglas Rucker!

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

  • Chaminade Resort & Spa
  • Embassy Suites San Diego Bay – Downtown
  • Hotel Zena Washington DC
  • Le Parc Suite Hotel
  • The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
  • Viceroy Santa Monica Hotel

Best Music (Original Score)For outstanding implementation of new health protocols and creative operating practices in a COVID-19 world.

And the 2020 Winner Is… Paradise Point Resort & Spa, Managed by Davidson Hotels & Resorts, Led by General Manager Jim Gross!

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

  • Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
  • LaPlaya Beach Resort & Club
  • Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica
  • Solamar Hotel
  • W Los Angeles – West Beverly Hills

Best CinematographyFor best implementation of energy conservation programs and green initiatives to reduce energy, water and waste to limit a hotel’s carbon footprint.

And the 2020 Winner Is… LaPlaya Beach Resort & Club, Managed by Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Led by General Manager Tim Herman!

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

  • Argonaut Hotel
  • Chaminade Resort & Spa
  • Hotel Zoe Fisherman’s Wharf

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

And the 2020 Winner Is… L’Auberge Del Mar, Managed by Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Led by General Manager Robert Gregson and Controller Kevin Rickman!

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

  • Argonaut Hotel
  • Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
  • Hotel Chicago Downtown, Autograph Collection
  • Hotel Palomar Los Angeles Beverly Hills
  • The Marker Key West Harbor Resort
  • Viceroy Santa Monica Hotel

Best Animated Feature FilmFor best overall adoption of food and beverage concepts while adhering to social distancing and other COVID-19 protocols to keep customers and team members safe.

And the 2020 Winner Is… The View, a Treeside Restaurant at Chaminade Resort & Spa, Managed by Benchmark Global Hospitality, Led by General Manager Kevin Herbst and Director of Sales & Marketing Connie Hagston!

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

  • BALEEN at LaPlaya Beach Resort & Club
  • Departure Restaurant at The Nines, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Portland
  • Harborside Grill at Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor
  • Tidal at Paradise Point Resort & Spa
  • Urban Farmer Restaurant at The Nines, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Portland

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 52 hotels, totaling approximately 12,800 guest rooms across 14 urban and resort markets with a focus on the west coast gateway cities. For more information, visit www.pebblebrookhotels.com and follow us at @PebblebrookPEB.

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Contacts

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

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