LaSalle Hotel Properties is a real estate investment trust that primarily buys, owns, redevelops, and leases upscale and luxury full-service hotels. These hotels are located in convention, resort, and major urban business markets in certain states across the United States. The primary urban markets include Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, DC. The company's assets are held by and managed through LaSalle Hotel Operating Partnership, L.P. The firm is the sole general partner of the operating partnership. The company derives its income from its hotel operating revenue, its only segment.