La Quinta by Wyndham announced the opening of seven hotels across the U.S. during the third quarter.
The latest La Quinta additions in South Jordan and Kanab, Utah; Opelika and Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Aberdeen, Md.; Duncanville, Texas; and Columbus, Miss., bring the brand’s U.S. footprint to nearly 900 hotels. Six of the seven are newly built destinations, signifying Wyndham’s strategic efforts to drive hotel consistency and quality through new-construction growth, as well as indicating continued keen interest among hotel owners to add new La Quinta locations to their portfolios.
La Quinta’s roster of openings in its first full quarter since being acquired by Wyndham earlier this year demonstrates the Company’s steadfast commitment to expanding its newest flag in key markets, largely through new construction. Further propelling the brand’s growth, Wyndham executed 10 La Quinta franchise agreements between July 1 and September 30, 2018, nine of which were new construction deals. As of September 30, 2018, 90 percent of the 260 hotels in the brand’s pipeline were new construction.
“Hotel developers choose La Quinta time and time again because of the brand’s long-standing reputation for delivering quality, dependability, and great guest experiences,” said Rajiv Trivedi, president, La Quinta at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. “These recent additions represent the best of what La Quinta has to offer, and our robust new-construction pipeline is testament to the brand’s tenacious growth potential. With Wyndham’s scale and distribution we’ll continue partnering with passionate owners to raise more brand flags in high-demand areas.”
Opening Doors in the U.S.
The six newly built hotels that joined La Quinta in the third quarter are:
- La Quinta Inn & Suites Opelika-Auburn in Opelika, Ala.;
- La Quinta Inn & Suites Tuscaloosa-McFarland in Tuscaloosa, Ala.;
- La Quinta Inn & Suites Aberdeen APG in Aberdeen, Md.;
- La Quinta Inn & Suites Dallas-Duncanville in Duncanville, Texas;
- La Quinta Inn & Suites South Jordan in South Jordan, Utah; and
- La Quinta Inn & Suites Kanab in Kanab, Utah.
The seventh addition, La Quinta Inn & Suites Columbus in Columbus, Miss., underwent a complete renovation to transform all guest rooms and public spaces, infusing a fresh, modern look while incorporating the enhanced amenities guests have come to expect from the brand.
Each of the new hotels reflects La Quinta’s Del Sol prototype. The design combines clean geometric lines, bold colors, and varying textures with iconic brand elements and guest-centric offerings to enhance the experience while maximizing revenue-generating space for hotel developers. Thirty-five Del Sol hotels are currently under construction in the U.S., with 40 already open and operating.
Like each of its more than 910 upper-midscale and midscale hotels in North and Latin America, La Quinta’s newest additions offer the brand’s signature pillow-top Bright Morning Bed®, free Bright Side Breakfast®, and spacious in-room work areas. Additional features include the Great Room, a comfortable and spacious social gathering space; a state-of-the-art fitness center; free high-speed Wi-Fi; and meeting space.
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