New Construction Drives La Quinta’s Growth

La Quinta Inn & Suites Opelika-Auburn in Opelika, Ala.
La Quinta Inn & Suites Opelika-Auburn in Opelika, Ala.

PARSIPPANY, N.J.—In the fourth quarter of 2018, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts added eight new La Quinta by Wyndham properties, totaling 30 new hotels in 2018 anchored by 16 new construction locations. Seventeen hotels—equating to more than half of La Quinta’s 2018 additions, and 10 of which were newly constructed hotels—opened under the Wyndham umbrella since the company acquired the brand in May of last year. La Quinta now has a U.S. footprint of just under 900 hotels.

The newly opened La Quinta hotels all embody elements of the brand’s Del Sol prototype design, which combines clean geometric lines, bold colors, and varying textures with brand elements and guest-centric offerings to enhance the experience while helping maximizing revenue-generating space for developers. Thirty-five Del Sol-designed hotels are currently under construction across the United States, with 43 already open and operating.

Wyndham also executed 14 franchise agreements between October 1 and December 31, 2018, all but one of which were new construction deals. New construction development accounts for 91 percent of the 261 hotels in its pipeline as of December 31, 2018.

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“We’re putting our guests, franchisees, and hotel developers first by adding high-caliber hotels in underrepresented markets across the country, growing our footprint to serve their needs while staying true to the elevated quality, service, and performance which have become synonymous with this brand,” said Rajiv Trivedi, president, La Quinta by Wyndham at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.

“La Quinta’s historically solid reputation and Wyndham’s broad scale and consumer affinity have played significant roles in the brand’s evolution since joining the Wyndham family,” he continued. “The continued onslaught of new openings and new deals demonstrates the ongoing fervent demand for this brand among owners and travelers.”

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