La Quinta opens seven new hotels in Q3 2018

The La Quinta Inn & Suites Opelika-Auburn in Opelika, Ala. Photo credit: La Quinta Inn & Suites (The latest La Quinta additions bring the brand’s growing U.S. footprint to nearly 900 hotels. Six of the seven are newly built destinations.)

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts strengthened the presence of its La Quinta by Wyndham brand with 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 growing U.S. footprint to nearly 900 hotels. Six of the seven are newly built properties, while the seventh underwent a complete renovation.

In addition to its openings, Wyndham executed 10 La Quinta franchise agreements between July 1 and Sept. 30, 2018, nine of which are new-construction deals. As of Sept. 30, 2018, 90 percent of the 260 hotels in the brand’s pipeline are 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,” Rajiv Trivedi, president, La Quinta at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, said in a statement. “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.”

Each of the new hotels makes use of La Quinta's Del Sol prototype. Thirty-five Del Sol hotels are currently under construction in the U.S., with 40 already open and operating.

La Quinta’s third-quarter openings pace continues a year of solid development momentum. So far in 2018, the brand has surpassed the 900-hotel mark and celebrated 19 openings—nearly 70 percent of which were new construction—including global debuts in Santiago, Chile, and León, Mexico.