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Homewood Suites by Hilton Re-Opens in La Quinta, California

Property Shuttered for 5 Months Over Financing Issues, Same Owners
Bring in New Management Company, Vesta Hospitality

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 19, 2010 – Homewood Suites by Hilton, the international brand of all-suite, residential-style hotels, today announced the reopening of its La Quinta, California property which had closed last fall due to financing issues.  The three-story, 129 suite hotel maintains the same ownership, LQ Hospitality, LLC, but is under new management by Vesta Hospitality.  Approximately 25 percent of the hotel’s staff consists of former employees who were re-hired following the August 26, 2009 closing, including general manager, Brad Poncher, who has been with Homewood Suites La Quinta since its grand opening in 2007. 

“The community has embraced our return and we’re really excited to have this fresh start,” said Poncher.  “Whether traveling alone for business or with the entire family, guests can indulge in the comforts of home at Homewood Suites.  In times where both business and leisure travelers are pinching pennies, we offer a great value with standard amenities such as fully equipped kitchens, complimentary high-speed Internet access, and separate living and sleeping areas.”

Homewood Suites by Hilton La Quinta offers studio, one-, and two-bedroom suites.  Additional guest amenities include a daily complimentary Suite Start hot breakfast in the hotel’s hospitality center—the “Lodge”—a Welcome Home reception featuring a complimentary light meal and beverages Monday-Thursday evenings, an executive business center, and a 24-hour on-site pantry. The hotel also offers a resort-style outdoor pool, landscaped courtyard with barbeque area, putting green, PreCor fitness center, and more than 1,400 square feet of flexible meeting space. 

Located at 45-200 Washington Street, the hotel is situated in the town of La Quinta, less than 30 minutes from the desert oasis of Palm Springs and Palm Springs International Airport.  Nearby businesses and organizations include Annenberg, the Betty Ford Center, Eisenhower Medical Center and the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital.  The property is situated near a variety of shopping, restaurant and entertainment options, including world-famous golf courses, the El Paseo Shopping District, Indian Wells Tennis Garden and the Living Desert & Zoo.

Launched in 1989, the Homewood Suites by Hilton brand today has more than 285 hotels open with approximately 120 in the development pipeline. Beyond its spacious suites and home-like amenities, additional guest features include an on-site Suite Shop convenience store, complimentary grocery shopping services*, a complete business center, and laundry services at most locations. 
The innovative brand is a guest favorite among both business and leisure travelers, consistently taking the top spot on key satisfaction studies.  Homewood Suites by Hilton has been named “Best Value Hotel Chain” by Zagat Survey for three consecutive years (2007-2009) and placed number one in the Upscale Extended Stay Hotel category in Business Travel News 2008 hotels rankings by corporate travel buyers.

To make reservations at a Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel, travelers can visit the Homewood Suites Web site at or call 1-800-CALL-HOME. 


Julie Jimenez

Also See: Windsor Capital Group, Inc. and Windsor Management Services Open the 130 room Homewood Suites La Quinta, California / August 2007
Windsor Management Services Names Brad Poncher and Amanda Frank as General Manager and Director of Sales for the Homewood Suites in La Quinta, California / June 2006

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