La Quinta Continues Expansion

PRNewswire-FirstCall DALLAS Oct. 16 :

La Quinta Corporation announces the opening of six hotels in several
states, including three new locations in Texas. The new hotels represent
an additional combined 499 guestrooms in the La Quinta system.

Since launching its expansion program in the fall of 2000, La Quinta has
opened more than 80 hotels, including the following new properties:

—the 60-room, La Quinta Inn-Crossville in Crossville, TN.—the
92-room, La Quinta Inn-Columbia in Columbia, MO.—the newly constructed
53-room, La Quinta Inn & Suites-Victorville in Hesperia, CA.—the newly
constructed 62-room, La Quinta Inn & Suites-Brownsville in Brownsville,
TX.—the 85-room, La Quinta Inn & Suites-Houston North Beltway in
Houston, TX.—the newly constructed 147-room, La Quinta Inn &
Suites-South Padre Island on South Padre Island, TX.

“With more than 35 properties in various stages of development, we are
obviously quite pleased with our expansion efforts to date and will
continue to aggressively seek out new development opportunities,” said
Alan Tallis, executive vice president and chief development officer of La
Quinta Corporation. “The addition of these properties underscores La
Quinta`s commitment to growing the brand throughout the U.S. and beyond.”

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All La Quinta Inns feature spacious rooms with amenities, such as an in-
room coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, a 25” television
with movies on-demand, dataport phones with voicemail and an oversized
desk.
La Quinta Inn & Suites feature all of the same amenities as La Quinta
Inns, as well as a choice of three room types—standard rooms, king
rooms and two-room suites. Microwaves and refrigerators are available in
both king rooms and two-room suites. While two-room suites include a
sleeper sofa, king rooms include a choice of sleeper sofa or recliner.
Other features of La Quinta Inn & Suites include an on-site fitness
center, meeting facilities, a guest laundry facility, a heated swimming
pool and spa.
Each property participates in La Quinta`s loyal guest program, La Quinta
Returns. This program offers a variety of special benefits and the ability
to earn points for every dollar spent at La Quinta. Points can be redeemed
for free nights and other great rewards. Guests can enroll at
http://www.lq.com/ , the front desk at any La Quinta hotel or at
1-800-642-4258.
About La Quinta Corporation
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Dallas-based La Quinta Corporation, a mid-scale lodging company, owns,
operates or franchises over 350 La Quinta Inns and La Quinta Inn & Suites
in 33 states. For more information about La Quinta, please visit its
website at http://www.lq.com/ or for reservations at any La Quinta
property call 1-800-531-5900.

La Quinta, Returns, La Quinta Inns and La Quinta Inns & Suites are
registered in the US Patent and Trademark Office.

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