Chesapeake Lodging Trust operates as a self-advised real estate investment trust. It engages in the management and operation of hotels. The firm focuses on investments primarily in upper-upscale hotels in major business and convention markets. Its portfolio includes The Royal Palm, Hyatt Regency, Le Meridien, JW Marriott, Hotel Adagio, Ace Hotel, Hilton Checkers, Homewood Suites, and Hotel Indigo. The company was founded by Douglas W. Vicari and James L. Francis on June 12, 2009 and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.