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La Quinta to Open Second New York City
Property in Mid-May
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New 100-Room La Quinta Inn Queens, New York City, is Located
Less than Two Miles from Mid-Town Manhattan and
Ten Minutes from La Guardia Airport

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New York, NY (April 18, 2005) – Proving once again that New York City is “hot hot hot,” La Quinta Corporation (NYSE:LQI) announced the planned opening of La Quinta Inn Long Island City, scheduled for  the middle of May. 

Alan Tallis, President of La Quinta’s franchising subsidiaries and the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer, said, “The opening of this impressive hotel demonstrates the continuing success of our franchising program and our continued commitment to growing the La Quinta brand in high-profile urban markets.”

Located less than two miles from Manhattan directly across the Queensboro Bridge, and less than ten minutes by cab from La Guardia Airport, the property is La Quinta’s second in New York City, its third in the New York Metro area, and continues and intensifies the brand’s expansion throughout the northeast. The hotel is owned and operated by New York-based PSA Realty Corporation. 

Rajiv Trivedi, La Quinta’s Senior Franchise Development Officer, called the property “a new star in the New York hotel constellation,” adding that the hotel’s location and amenities make it “an unmatched value for visitors to Manhattan, Queens and the New York City airports.”

The hotel is located less than one block from rail transportation to Manhattan, steps from Long Island City’s famous Citibank Building and within easy access of many of New York’s business, cultural, sporting and entertainment attractions. 

PSA Realty’s Kaushik Patel said, “We are delighted to open this state-of-the-art new hotel under the La Quinta flag.” He continued, “La Quinta’s increasing name recognition throughout the northeast and attractive franchise value proposition give us great confidence in the property’s success. We look forward to a long and rewarding relationship with the brand.”

The La Quinta Inn Long Island City offers meeting and conference space, new exercise and business center facilities, and spacious, well appointed guest rooms. The hotel will also offer free breakfast, and Guest Room Amenities including Dataport Phones, Premium Cable Channels, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board and alarm clock.

About La Quinta

La Quinta Corporation(NYSE: LQI) is one of the largest owner/operators of limited-service hotels in the United States. Based in Dallas, Texas, La Quinta owns, operates or franchises close to 600 hotels in 39 states under the La Quinta Inns®, La Quinta Inn & Suites®, Baymont Inns & Suites®, Woodfield Suites® and Budgetel® brands.


 
Contact:

Michael Frenkel, MFC PR
for La Quinta Corporation
(212) 808-6556
michael@mfcpr.com

Also See: La Quinta Boosts Company Owned Hotels through Alliance with Sleepwill Laboratories / April 2005
David L. Rea Named President and Chief Operating Officer of La Quinta / February 2005
People, Product, Service: An Operator’s “Back to the Basics” Manual for Success / Wayne Goldberg, Senior Vice President, La Quinta Corporation / February 2004


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