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La Quinta Owned Baymont Inn & Suites Opens 100th Franchised Property
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DALLAS (Sept. 20, 2005) – Marking a significant milestone for its franchise program, La Quinta Corporation proudly announces the opening of its 100th Baymont-branded franchise property.  The Baymont Inn & Suites–Las Vegas Nellis is the brand’s first location in the Las Vegas market. 

The three-story, 87- room Baymont Inn & Suites-Las Vegas Nellis, owned by Grace Hotels LLC, and operated by Pacific Inns, LLC, is located at 4035 N. Nellis Blvd.  Since acquiring the Baymont franchise system of 87 hotels as part of its $418 million purchase of the Baymont brand in September 2004, the La Quinta Corporation has opened Baymont-branded hotels throughout the U.S., including Cincinnati, OH, Louisville, KY, Bloomington, IL and Birmingham, AL.   
                     
This hotel features free high-speed Internet access, a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, an onsite business center, meeting space for 40 people, as well as onsite fitness facilities, including an outdoor pool and indoor heated spa. Guest rooms feature convenient amenities, including a coffee maker, hair dryer, microwave oven, refrigerator, and an iron and ironing board. Additional guest services at all Baymont properties include free unlimited local calls and free stays for children 18 and under in parents’ room.          
                    
“The opening of the Baymont Inn & Suites-Las Vegas Nellis illustrates our commitment to growing the Baymont brand in key markets like Las Vegas,” said Alan Tallis, president of Baymont Franchising, LLC. “This hotel provides an affordable lodging alternative for the business and leisure travelers looking to experience the unique atmosphere of Las Vegas."

About La Quinta Corporation
La Quinta Corporation (NYSE: LQI) is one of the largest owner/operators of limited-service hotels in the United States.  Based in Dallas, Texas, the Company owns, operates or franchises more than 590 hotels in 39 states and Canada under the La Quinta Inns®, La Quinta Inn & Suites®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Woodfield Suites® and Budgetel® brands.  For reservations or more information about La Quinta Corporation, please visit www.LQ.com.

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Contact:

Charles Roberts 
Public Relations 
La Quinta Corporation 
214.492.6732 
charles.roberts@laquinta.com 

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Also See: Baymont Inns & Suites Opening First Property in California / October 2003
Jay Wolfe, Ten-Year Baymont Veteran, Named Vice President of Operations for Baymont Inns & Suites / June 2003

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