This excerpt taken from the AHT DEF 14A filed Apr 3, 2007.
To Be Held May 15, 2007
To the stockholders of
ASHFORD HOSPITALITY TRUST, INC.:
The annual meeting of stockholders of Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc., a Maryland corporation, will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 14021 Noel Road, Dallas, Texas on May 15, 2007 beginning at 10:00 a.m., Central time, for the following purposes:
(i) To elect seven directors to hold office until the next annual meeting of stockholders and until their successors are elected and qualified;
(ii) To ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP, a national public accounting firm, as our independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2007; and
(iii) To transact any other business that may properly come before the annual meeting of stockholders or any adjournment of the annual meeting.
Stockholders of record at the close of business on March 19, 2007 will be entitled to notice of and to vote at the annual meeting of stockholders. It is important that your shares be represented at the annual meeting of stockholders regardless of the size of your holdings. Whether or not you plan to attend the annual meeting of stockholders in person, please vote your shares by signing, dating and returning the enclosed proxy card as promptly as possible. A postage-paid envelope is enclosed if you wish to vote your shares by mail. If you hold shares in your own name as a holder of record and vote your shares by mail prior to the annual meeting of stockholders, you may revoke your proxy by any one of the methods described herein if you choose to vote in person at the annual meeting of stockholders. Voting promptly saves us the expense of a second mailing.
By order of the board of directors,
David A. Brooks
14185 Dallas Parkway, Suite 1100
Dallas, Texas 75254
April 3, 2007