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La Quinta Inns & Suites Opens in Puebla Palmas, Mexico


DALLAS (December 22, 2011) - La Quinta Inns & Suites announced it opened its first hotel in Puebla Palmas, Mexico.  The 186-room, high-rise new construction La Quinta Inn & Suites is located near the downtown business district, and major centers of commerce, such as the BUAP Convention Center, Palmas Plaza, and downtown Zocalo. It is also a short drive from major attractions such as the Popocatepel Volcano, and the Cholula and Tachihualtepetl Pyramids. The hotel offers complimentary Bright Side Breakfast®, valet parking, a 24-hour business center, fully equipped fitness center, pool, lobby lounge and bar, and ten meeting rooms.

“We are happy to announce the opening of our new hotel as we join the La Quinta system,” said Guillermo Garcia, General Manager. “We are proud to bring the La Quinta brand to Puebla Palmas, one of the most diverse and desirable markets in Mexico.   We look forward to consistently providing an excellent level of service and experience to travelers from around the world.”

In addition to its outstanding location and other offerings, The La Quinta Inn & Suites Puebla Palmas participates in the La Quinta Returns® guest loyalty program which allows guests to earn free nights faster.  Returns members can earn points for every dollar spent at La Quinta and redeem them for free nights and airline miles/credits toward free travel.  Guests can enroll at www.laquintareturns.com, the front desk of any La Quinta hotel or by calling 1-800-642-4258.

"We are delighted to welcome the La Quinta Inn & Suites Puebla Palmas to the La Quinta family," said Rajiv Trivedi, Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for La Quinta. “As La Quinta grows and expands internationally, we continue to stay focused on providing travelers with consistent quality, reliable service, comfortable and spacious rooms and secure facilities.  We are proud to continue our growth in Mexico and look forward to announcing additional new property openings in the coming weeks.”

The new property opening continues La Quinta’s aggressive international expansion program. The brand signed multiple international agreements in recent months, continuing the growth of the brand in Mexico and Central America.

In addition to Puebla Palmas, La Quinta has an Inn & Suites in Cancun, in Ciudad Juarez, in Chihuahua, and one in Poza Rica, Veracruz. It expects additional openings in Mexico in coming weeks. The company also opened a dedicated sales and development office in Mexico earlier this year, and appointed a Director of Franchise Development for Latin and South America last month.
               
About La Quinta
LQ Management L.L.C. is one of the largest operators of limited-service hotels in the United States.  Based in Dallas, Texas, the Company operates and provides franchise services to more than 800 hotels in 46 states, Canada and Mexico under the La Quinta Inn® and La Quinta Inn & Suites® brands. For reservations or more information about La Quinta, please visit www.LQ.com or call 1-800-SLEEPLQ.    Follow La Quinta Inns & Suites on Twitter at http://twitter.com/LQ or become a Facebook fan at http://www.facebook.com/laquinta.
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Contact: 

Teresa Ferguson
212-492-6937
teresa.ferguson@laquinta.com

Michael Frenkel
(212) 808-6559
michael@mfcpr.com 
 
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