Attorney Donna D. Fraiche has been named an independent trustee for Hospitality Properties Trust, a publicly traded real estate investment trust that owns 302 hotels.

Fraiche is a shareholder in the Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC law firm and practices in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. She is a past member of the Louisiana Recovery Authority and a past chair of Loyola University’s board of trustees.

Fraiche will chair Massachusetts-based Hospitality Property Trust’s Nominating and Governance Committee. The trust’s hotels are operated by brand owners including Marriott International Inc., InterContinental Hotels Group plc., Sonesta International Hotels Corp., Wyndham Hotel Group, Global Hyatt Corporation, and Carlson Hotels Worldwide. HPT also owns 191 travel centers located along the U.S. Interstate Highway System which are operated by TravelCenters of America LLC.