NORFOLK, NE -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 19, 2007 -- Supertel Hospitality, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPPR), a self-administered real estate investment trust, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend payment for common shareholders for the first quarter of 2007.

A dividend payment of $0.11 1/4 per share, for common shareholders of record as of March 30, 2007, will be distributed on April 30, 2007. This represents an increase of 1/4 cent from the $0.11 dividend for the fourth quarter of 2006 and an increase of 2 1/4 cents from the $0.09 dividend for the first quarter of 2006.

Supertel Hospitality, Inc. specializes in limited-service lodging. The Company owns 93 hotels in 22 states.

Certain matters within this press release are discussed using forward-looking language as specified in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and, as such, may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results or performance to differ from those projected in the forward-looking statement. These risks are discussed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact Information: CONTACT: Supertel Hospitality, Inc. Donavon A. Heimes 402.371.2520