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La Quinta Opens First Del Sol Prototype Hotel

La Quinta Opens First Del Sol Prototype Hotel

When La Quinta announced its new Del Sol prototype last year, the company talked about how the new design maximized the revenue-producing square feet to create a more cost-efficient hotel. The company had started the process to create the prototype ...

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How to Deal: Leveraging Assets for Optimal Returns

How to Deal: Leveraging Assets for Optimal Returns

The hotel business is attracting a lot of investment money and there’s a good reason for that. “The market fundamentals are as good as we’ve seen since we’ve been in this business,” says Jim Merkel, president and CEO of Columbus, ...

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CEO Bruce Haase Breaks Down Value Place Rebranding

CEO Bruce Haase Breaks Down Value Place Rebranding

Two weeks ago, extended-stay hotel brand Value Place announced that it was changing its name to WoodSpring Suites, and developing a sub-brand with more enhanced offerings. Bruce Haase, Value Place-now-WoodSpring Suites CEO, said the company was motivated to make this ...

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Industry Execs Address Issues at AAHOA Convention

Industry Execs Address Issues at AAHOA Convention

Speaking as part of the opening panel at the Asian American Hotel Owners Association annual convention last week in Long Beach, Calif., Raj Trivedi, EVP and chief development officer, La Quinta Inns & Suites, offered a pragmatic take on the ...

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