Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc.
Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust engaged in investing in the hospitality industry. It provides real estate investment services and invests across all segments and at all levels of the capital structure, including direct hotel investments, first mortgages, mezzanine loans and sale-leaseback transactions. The company operates its business through two segments: Direct Hotel Investments and Hotel Financing. The Direct Hotel Investments segment owns hotels through either acquisition or new development. The Hotel Financing segment owns subordinate hotel-related mortgages through acquisition or origination. Ashford Hospitality Trust was founded by Montgomery J. Bennett in August 2003 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.