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[Member] Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa [Member] The Heathman Hotel The Heathman Hotel [Member] The Heathman Hotel [Member] Southernmost Beach Resort Southernmost Beach Resort Key West [Member] Southernmost Beach Resort Key West [Member] The Marker Key West The Marker Resort Key West [Member] The Marker Resort Key West [Member] The Roger New York The Roger New York [Member] The Roger New York [Member] Hotel Chicago Downtown, Autograph Collection Hotel Chicago Downtown, Autograph Collection [Member] Hotel Chicago Downtown, Autograph Collection [Member] The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago [Member] The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago [Member] Number of hotel properties acquired Business Acquisition, Number Of Real Estate Properties Acquired Business Acquisition, Number Of Real Estate Properties Acquired Ownership Interest Business Acquisition, Percentage of Voting Interests Acquired Rooms Number Of Guest Rooms Total number of guest rooms. 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Hotel Le Parc Suite Hotel Hotel Amarano Burbank Montrose West Hollywood Chamberlain West Hollywood Hotel Grafton on Sunset The Westin Copley Place, Boston The Liberty, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Boston Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor Onyx Hotel Hotel Palomar Washington DC Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square The Liaison Capitol Hill George Hotel Mason & Rook Hotel Donovan Hotel Rouge Hotel Topaz Hotel Hotel Madera Paradise Point Resort & Spa Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter Solamar Hotel L'Auberge Del Mar Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa The Heathman Hotel Southernmost Beach Resort The Marker Key West The Roger New York Hotel Chicago Downtown, Autograph Collection The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago SEC Schedule, 12-28, Real Estate Companies, Investment in Real Estate and Accumulated Depreciation [Line Items] SEC Schedule, 12-28, Real Estate Companies, Investment in Real Estate and Accumulated Depreciation [Line Items] Encumbrances SEC Schedule, 12-28, Real Estate Companies, Investment in 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Amount at End of Year, Building and Improvements SEC Schedule, 12-28, Real Estate Companies, Investment in Real Estate and Accumulated Depreciation, Building and Improvements, Amount Gross Amount at End of Year, Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment Real Estate and Accumulated Depreciation Carrying Value of Furniture Fixtures and Equipment Schedule III, Real Estate and Accumulated Depreciation, Carrying Value of Furniture Fixtures and Equipment Total SEC Schedule, 12-28, Real Estate Companies, Investment in Real Estate, Gross Accumulated Depreciation SEC Schedule, 12-28, Real Estate Companies, Investment in Real Estate, Accumulated Depreciation Net Book Value SEC Schedule, 12-28, Real Estate Companies, Investment in Real Estate, Investment Property, Net Depreciation Life SEC Schedule, 12-28, Real Estate Companies, Investment in Real Estate and Accumulated Depreciation, Life Used for Depreciation Deferred financing costs Debt Issuance Costs, Net Statement of Financial Position [Abstract] 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value (liquidation preference $510,000 at December 31, 2018 and $250,000 at December 31, 2017), 100,000,000 shares authorized; 20,400,000 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2018 and 10,000,000 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2017 Preferred Stock, Value, Issued Common shares of beneficial interest, $.01 par value, 500,000,000 shares authorized; 130,311,289 issued and outstanding at December 31, 2018 and 68,812,575 issued and outstanding at December 31, 2017 Common Stock, Value, Issued Additional paid-in capital Additional Paid in Capital Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax Distributions in excess of retained earnings Retained Earnings (Accumulated Deficit) Total shareholders’ equity Stockholders' Equity Attributable to Parent Non-controlling interests Stockholders' Equity Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest Total equity Stockholders' Equity, Including Portion Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest Total liabilities and equity Liabilities and Equity SEC Schedule, 12-28, Real Estate Companies, Investment in Real Estate and Accumulated Depreciation Disclosure [Abstract] SEC Schedule III, Real Estate and Accumulated Depreciation Disclosure SEC Schedule, 12-28, Real Estate Companies, Investment in Real Estate and Accumulated Depreciation Disclosure [Text Block] Schedule of Common Dividends Schedule Of Dividend On Common Stock [Table Text Block] Tabular disclosure of dividend on common stock. Schedule of Preferred Shares Outstanding Schedule of Stock by Class [Table Text Block] Schedule of Preferred Dividends Schedule Of Dividend On Preferred Stock [Table Text Block] Tabular disclosure of dividend on preferred stock. 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