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Former Hampton Inn Oakland Airport
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147-Room La Quinta Inn Oakland Airport/Coliseum is the
Brand’s Fourth Hotel in the Bay Area

OAKLAND, CA (June 2, 2004) – Dallas-based La Quinta Corporation (NYSE: LQI) announced that the former Hampton Inn adjacent to the Oakland Coliseum/Arena near Oakland Airport has become a La Quinta Inn. The property is the fourth La Quinta flag to fly in the Bay area, joining the La Quinta Inn & Suites San Francisco Downtown, which opened late in 2003, the La Quinta Inn San Francisco Airport, and the La Quinta Inn & Suites Hayward-Oakland Airport. La Quinta now offers travelers close to 600 rooms in the Bay area.

Sam Devadhara of TSP Hotels, the owner and manager of La Quinta Inn Oakland Airport/Coliseum, said, “We delighted to be affiliated with La Quinta, one of the leading brands in the hospitality business.” He continued, “We are hopeful that this partnership will serve as a platform for future ventures.”

The 147-room, three-story hotel is conveniently located for leisure and business travelers at 8465 Enterprise Way, steps from the Coliseum, and less than two miles from Oakland Airport. The property features an outdoor pool, 24-hour passes to a nearby fitness center, free high-speed Internet access, phones with voicemail, complimentary continental breakfast.

Alan Tallis, executive vice president and chief development officer for La Quinta Corporation said, “We are proud to welcome this great new addition to the La Quinta family.” He concluded, “Following on the opening of the San Francisco Downtown property late last year, the La Quinta Inn Oakland Airport/Coliseum continues our franchise growth in an important, resurgent market.” He concluded, “The success of this property, as our franchising program overall, is a result of promises made, and promises kept  - this is the watchword of our efforts and our continuing commitment.”

La Quinta’s franchising program has quickly become an industry leader, building on the strength of a well-known brand name, strong franchise training and support systems, and an active, innovative franchise community.  The company opened more than 30 franchised hotels in 2003 and is on track to open another 50 franchised hotels in 2004.

Dallas-based La Quinta Corporation (NYSE: LQI), a limited-service lodging company, owns, operates or franchises more than 370 La Quinta Inns and La Quinta Inn & Suites throughout the United States and Canada. 

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Contact:
La Quinta Corporation 
www.LQ.com

Michelle Brunner
MFC PR
230 Park Avenue, Suite 1000
New York, NY 10169
t: 212-808-6573
michelle@mfcpr.com


 
Also See: The Hotel Richelieu Rebranded La Quinta Inn & Suites San Francisco / December 2003
Vancouver Airport Hotel will Become First La Quinta Inn Outside the United States, As the Brand’s International Expansion Effort Begins / October 2003


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