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SUNSTONE HOTEL INVESTORS, INC. *** Exercise Your Right to Vote *** Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Stockholder Meeting to Be Held on April 29, 2021. SUNSTONE HOTEL INVESTORS, INC. 200 SPECTRUM CENTER DRIVE 21ST FLOOR IRVINE, CA 92618 See the reverse side of this notice to obtain proxy materials and voting instructions. D32028-TBD You are receiving this communication because you hold shares in the company named above. This is not a ballot. You cannot use this notice to vote these shares. This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. You may view the proxy materials online at www.proxyvote.com or easily request a paper copy (see reverse side). We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting. Meeting Information Meeting Type: Annual Meeting For holders as of: March 3, 2021 Date: April 29, 2021 Time: 12:30 PM PT Location: Meeting live via the Internet-please visit www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/SHO2021. The company will be hosting the meeting live via the Internet this year. To attend the meeting via the Internet please visit www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/SHO2021 and be sure to have the information that is printed in the box marked by the arrow XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX (located on the following page).


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Voting Items 2. Ratification of the Audit Committee's appointment of Ernst & Young LLP to act as the independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021. 3. Advisory vote to approve the compensation of Sunstone's named executive officers, as set forth in Sunstone's Proxy Statement for the 2021 Annual Meeting. NOTE: Transaction of such other business as may be properly brought before the Annual Meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof. THIS PROXY, WHEN PROPERLY EXECUTED, WILL BE VOTED IN THE MANNER DIRECTED HEREIN. IF NO DIRECTION IS MADE, THIS PROXY WILL BE VOTED "FOR" EACH OF THE NOMINEES IN PROPOSAL 1 AND "FOR" PROPOSALS 2 AND 3. THIS PROXY ALSO CONFERS DISCRETIONARY AUTHORITY ON THE PROXY HOLDERS TO VOTE AS TO ANY OTHER MATTER THAT IS PROPERLY BROUGHT BEFORE THE ANNUAL MEETING THAT THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS DID NOT HAVE NOTICE OF PRIOR TO MARCH 17, 2021. 1. Election of the following eight nominees to serve as directors until the next Annual Meeting and until their successors are elected and qualified: The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following: The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR proposals 2 and 3. 1b. W. Blake Baird 1a. John V. Arabia 1e. Kristina M. Leslie 1c. Andrew Batinovich 1d. Monica S. Digilio 1h. Douglas M. Pasquale 1f. Murray J. McCabe 1g. Verett Mims D32030-TBD