La Quinta Holdings, owner, operator and franchisor of La Quinta Inn & Suites and La Quinta Inn branded hotels, introduced a new prototype design called Del Sol. Inspired by extensive guest experience research, the Del Sol prototype combines iconic brand elements with clean geometric lines. Designed to maximize revenue-per-square foot while maintaining a competitive cost-per-key, the new prototype's operational functionality is enhanced to lower ongoing expenses for hotel owners.
With the new design, prominent is the highly visible placement of the La Quinta name on the building, along with the outreaching rays of the La Quinta sun. Inside, natural elements and color abound. With an emphasis on space and light, the great room serves as a multifunctional area for social gatherings or as a place of relaxation and connectivity.
Also incorporating guest learning, the guestroom has been updated with a fresh and stylish design providing comfort, convenience and productivity. Latest technology will be integrated in the rooms.
To date, there are already 14 franchise partners planning to build this new innovative hotel design.
The other features that have been incorporated into the new Del Sol design include: scalable building design; decorative paving at porte-cochere; nighttime identity from building, wash lighting and accent LED lighting; two pairs of automatic sliding doors on each side of entry vestibule; distinctive architectural elements; guest room mix to include at least 20 percent suites; a "great room" with large windows and community seating; and variety of seating in the breakfast area that can be used throughout the day.
Other aspects include: pod-style front-desk counters to create enhanced check-in experience; separated breakfast serving area enables use of great room as a lounge; enhanced fitness center for health conscious guest; conference/meeting facility designed to accommodate over 40 attendees; print station with touchscreen monitors; swimming pools and hot tub with indoor or outdoor options; and guest laundry facility with full-size washers and dryers.
La Quinta Holdings' owned and franchised portfolio consists of more than 830 La Quinta Inn & Suites and La Quinta Inn branded hotels representing approximately 84,000 rooms located in 47 states, as well as in Canada and Mexico.