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La Quinta Inn & Suites-Beaumont (TX) West and the La Quinta Inn-Clearwater (FL) the 2003 La Quinta Inn of the Year
Recipients; Janko Hospitality Named  the 2003
Franchisee of the Year
DALLAS (April 8, 2004) - The La Quinta Corporation proudly announces the La Quinta Inn & Suites-Beaumont (TX) West and the La Quinta Inn-Clearwater (FL) Airport as the recipients of the company’s 2003 Inn of the Year awards.  The award recognizes the top franchise and corporate-owned properties within La Quinta’s system of more than 370 hotels from last year. Both properties were recognized for the prestigious award for excelling in several categories, including revenue, overall quality control scores and guest satisfaction.
 
The 65-room, three-story La Quinta Inn & Suites-Beaumont West is located just minutes from downtown Beaumont at 5820 Walden Road.  This property, owned by Danny Patel, Mukesh Zaveri, Daxa Patel, Jitendra Patel and managed by Anthony Leva, features an onsite business center, meeting space for 50 people, as well as onsite fitness facilities, including an outdoor pool and spa.

“The ultimate measure of success for our franchising program depends on our ability to attract and retain experienced franchisees who share our commitment to the La Quinta brand,” said Alan Tallis, executive vice president and chief development officer for La Quinta Corporation.  “We are pleased with our relationship with Danny Patel, Mukesh Zaveri, Daxa Patel, Jitendra Patel and 
their staff.  They continue to exceed


La Quinta Inn and Suites Beaumont West
5820 Walden Road
Beaumont, Texas 77707
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 La Quinta Inn-Clearwater Airport
3301 Ulmerton Road
Clearwater, Florida 34622
expectations and are truly deserving of the 2003 Inn of the Year award.”

The 115-room, three-story La Quinta Inn-Clearwater Airport is located only minutes from St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport and provides convenient access to several popular attractions, including Pinellas Park and Clearwater Beach. This hotel has benefited from the leadership and experience of its general manager Becky Brooks, ranking in the top 10 of several key corporate measurements. 

“The Inn of the Year awards illustrate La Quinta’s commitment to maintaining a consistent and pleasant guest experience,” said Wayne B. Goldberg, senior vice president of operations for La Quinta Corporation. “We are deeply committed to meeting and exceeding our guests’ expectations and its obvious that these properties share our dedication to this philosophy. ”

Janko Hospitality Honored During National Conference

The La Quinta Corporation recognized Mr. Richard Janko and Janko Hospitality as the recipients of the company’s 2003 Franchisee of the Year award. 

Mr. Janko, having developed several successful companies in and around his hometown of Peru, Illinois, branched into the lodging industry in 1992.  He currently has 17 properties in his portfolio, including five La Quinta hotels. He opened his first La Quinta hotels in Indiana, Illinois and Ohio in December 2002.

“The ultimate measure of success for our franchising program is our ability to attract and retain experienced franchisees who share our commitment to the La Quinta brand,” said Alan Tallis, executive vice president and chief development officer for La Quinta Corporation.  “Dick Janko and the Janko Hospitality team continue to exceed our expectations. They are truly deserving of the 2003 Franchisee of the Year award.”

The Inn of the Year awards and The Franchisee of the Year award was recently presented at the company’s National Conference held in Las Vegas, Nevada in March. The conference featured more than 650 attendees from across the country, including general managers, franchisees and vendors.  Founded in 1968 in San Antonio, Texas, La Quinta has served as one of the pioneers in the limited-service hotel segment for more than 35 years.

Dallas-based La Quinta Corporation (NYSE: LQI), a limited-service lodging company, owns, operates or franchises more than 350 La Quinta Inns and La Quinta Inn & Suites in 33 states. 

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Contact:
Charles Roberts
Public Relations
La Quinta Corporation
214.492.6732
charles.roberts@laquinta.com
www.LQ.com


 
Also See The Hotel Richelieu Rebranded La Quinta Inn & Suites San Francisco / December 2003
La Quinta Adds Eight Franchise Properties in December, 2003 / January 2004
La Quinta Inn & Suites in Galveston, Texas Is 100th Franchised Property for La Quinta Corporation / March 2004


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