Host Hotels & Resorts, a Bethesda, Md.-based hotel real estate investment trust, is being added to the S&P 500 index, Standard & Poor's reports.The REIT will be added to the index on a future date, which is to be announced later. Managers of S&P 500-based index funds, which maintain stock holdings tied to the composition of the S&P 500, will have to add the REIT to their holdings, which is likely to generate additional demand for the Host Hotels stock.

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