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La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Convention Center
Named Best New Hotel Development
in San Antonio 

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New High Rise Replaces the Original La Quinta, Opened
in 1968, and is a Benchmark for Future
Company Development

SAN ANTONIO (August 1, 2005) –La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Convention Center was named the Best New Hotel Development  as part of the San Antonio Business Journal’s Best in Commercial Real Estate Awards.  The 212,000 square-foot hotel, which offers 14 stories and 350 guest rooms, a 2,500 square-foot lobby and more than 8,000 square-feet of meeting space, occupies a central location near the River Walk and the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center.   The hotel was designed and built in cooperation with gh2 Gralla Architects, LLC, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Bury+Partners Engineering Solutions, of San Antonio.

Alan Tallis,  La Quinta’s president of franchising  and  executive vice president and chief development officer, said, “This hotel is a testament to the vibrancy of the La Quinta brand and its appeal in downtown urban locations.” He concluded, “We are proud to accept this prestigious award, which recognizes not only the achievement of our development team, but the enduring wisdom of our founder Sam Barshop, who built the first and original La Quinta on this site.”

La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Convention Center was built over a two-year period. It is one of the Company’s largest properties and is considered a flagship hotel. Its visibility in downtown San Antonio, along with its ability to compete in the competitive downtown market, make it a unique signature property for the La Quinta brand. The company is looking to develop additional high-profile projects in downtown locations such as Chicago, , Philadelphia, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami and New York City. 

About La Quinta

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.

Contact:

La Quinta Corporation
www.LQ.com

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Also See: Original La Quinta Motel Slated for Demolition; Brothers Sam and Philip Barshop Parlayed the First La Quinta Into a Successful National Chain / February 2005
La Quinta Recognizes the Best of 2004; La Quinta Inn & Suites-Stockbridge, Georgia Honored for Receiving the Best Quality Control Score in the Company’s History / April 2005
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