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 The Hotel Richelieu Rebranded La Quinta Inn
& Suites San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO (December 10, 2003) – The La Quinta Inn & Suites San Francisco Downtown celebrated its grand opening last night at a gala event to reintroduce a classic hotel in a neighborhood that is emerging as a destination for San Franciscans and tourists alike. The five-story, 168-room hotel, formerly the Hotel Richelieu, is located at 1050 Van Ness Avenue in the Civic Center-Cathedral Hill area of downtown. 

The La Quinta Inn & Suites San Francisco Downtown was originally built in 1909 as a Victorian style hotel characteristic of its Van Ness Street 

La Quinta Inn & Suites San Francisco
(formerly the Hotel Richelieu)
1050 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco , CA 94109
location. Offering high ceilings, comfortable common areas and large, quiet, newly-renovated rooms, the hotel is located near the Symphony Hall Opera House as well as the Civic Center. It is also steps from the California Street Cable Car line, which puts Union Square, Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, the Embarcadero and Financial District all within easy reach, and is a short walk from the Upper Polk Street shops.  The hotel houses the internationally known Mel’s Diner, which will provide 24-hour room service guests at the new La Quinta.

“We are pleased to open this beautiful hotel, which offers a modern, affordable lodging alternative for both business and leisure travelers visiting the San Francisco area, one of the premier cities in the country, if not the world,” said Alan Tallis, executive vice president and chief development officer for La Quinta. “The prime location of this La Quinta Inn & Suites underscores our commitment to providing value to our guests in key markets, coast-to-coast.” 

The La Quinta Inn & Suites San Francisco Downtown features popular amenities including a complimentary continental breakfast and fitness center, as well as valet and guest laundry facilities. 

About La Quinta Corporation
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. La Quinta, Returns, La Quinta Inns and La Quinta Inns & Suites are registered in the US Patent and Trademark Office.

La Quinta
Also See: Vancouver Airport Hotel will Become First La Quinta Inn Outside the United States, As the Brand’s International Expansion Effort Begins / October 2003
La Quinta Achieves Franchising Success: An Owner’s View / Dec 2002

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