IRVING, Texas—La Quinta Holdings Inc., owner, operator, and franchisor of La Quinta Inn & Suites and La Quinta Inn branded hotels, has introduced a new prototype design called Del Sol. Inspired by extensive guest experience research, the Del Sol prototype combines iconic brand elements with clean geometric lines. Designed to maximize revenue-per-square foot while maintaining a competitive cost-per-key, the new prototype’s operational functionality is enhanced to lower ongoing expenses for hotel owners.
The exterior features highly visible placement of the La Quinta name on the building, along with the outreaching rays of the La Quinta sun. With an emphasis on space and light, the great room serves as a multifunctional area for social gatherings or as a place of relaxation and connectivity. Incorporating guest learnings, the guest room has been updated to provide comfort, convenience, and productivity. The integration of the latest technology makes the room appealing to savvy millennials, plugged-in boomers, and all business and leisure travelers.
“This new Del Sol prototype is part of La Quinta’s overall business strategy to innovate for the benefit of our guests and hotel owners,” said Rajiv Trivedi, La Quinta’s chief development officer. “It is a dramatic composition of shapes, color, and texture that creates a facade that is bold and inviting. The adaptable and scalable footprint optimizes the site and fully maximizes ROI potential offering a competitive advantage for hotel owners. To date, we already have 14 franchise partners planning to build this new innovative hotel design.”