DALLAS, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE: AHT) ("Ashford Trust" or the "Company") announced today that the Ashford App, a new mobile app created for the hospitality REIT investor community, is now available for Android devices. The new app is available for free download for Android-powered phones at the Google Play store by searching "Ashford."
The Ashford App offers users the ability to quickly and concisely get up to speed with what is happening in the hospitality REIT industry from a macro level as well as review detailed information on specific companies in the sector. This includes specific information about Ashford Trust and its affiliated companies.
"As investors increasingly turn to their mobile devices and tap social media while conducting research and analysis, Ashford Trust is being proactive in offering investors the tools and resources they need to make informed investment decisions," said Monty J. Bennett, Ashford Trust's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Given the rapid expansion of the Android market we are very pleased to offer the Ashford App, which is the first app of its kind for the hospitality REIT space, to investors that use Android devices."
The Android version is a follow up to the Ashford App for iOS devices available on the Apple App Store on iTunes. In addition to the Ashford App, investors are also encouraged to follow Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Monty Bennett, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MBennettAshford or @MBennettAshford.
The Ashford App delivers the ability to scan market and industry indexes, find relevant stock and financial information for hospitality REITs, and access other industry data and research while also being able to access Ashford Trust-specific data including financial data, investor data, news and press releases. The app will also allow users to receive push notifications related to Ashford Hospitality Trust and its related companies including Ashford Hospitality Prime, Inc. (NYSE: AHP), that will include news, press releases and industry information.
Ashford Hospitality Trust is a real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investing opportunistically in the hospitality industry across all segments and at all levels of the capital structure primarily within the United States.
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SOURCE Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc.