Wyndham Hotels & Resorts announced today the opening of La Quinta by Wyndham Selma, the milestone 120th hotel in the La Quinta portfolio featuring the Del Sol prototype. There are 175 La Quinta hotels in the development pipeline, with openings scheduled this year in key markets such as Nashville, Tenn.; Santa Cruz, Calif.; Austin, Texas; Brooklyn, N.Y.; Denver, Colo.; and Corpus Christi, Texas. The brand has also announced plans to bring La Quinta to other countries including Dominican Republic, China, United Arab Emirates, Mexico and Georgia.
Owned by Jay Sai Corporation, the new-construction La Quinta by Wyndham Selma features 80 guestrooms, a sleek lobby design and an outdoor pool. The hotel is located by both I-95 and US-70, near Smithfield Community Park, and is easily accessible from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
“This is a milestone opening for the La Quinta by Wyndham brand, and we’re proud to unveil this innovative new property,” said Krishna Paliwal, Wyndham’s president of La Quinta and head of architecture, design, and construction. “We’ve seen huge demand for this stylish, modern prototype, which offers a comfortable stay with contemporary rooms and thoughtful amenities for guests. It’s a great investment opportunity for hotel owners.”
Developer interest continues to thrive for the Del Sol prototype, which features a fresh and stylish design providing comfort and convenience while enabling productivity, making it appealing to both business and leisure travelers. Since Wyndham’s acquisition of the La Quinta brand in 2018, 122 new franchise contracts have been executed, helping to drive franchise system growth to eight percent. La Quinta has been among the strongest performing brands throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, gaining 490 basis points of RevPAR Index in 2020 against its competitive set, according to STR data.
As a leading upper-midscale brand, La Quinta offers contemporary design and a great guest experience at nearly 940 hotels across the United States, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Honduras, Mexico, Turkey, and New Zealand.
Additional milestones for the La Quinta brand includes:
- Opening of a new 81-Room hotel in Shorewood-Chicago Ill. earlier this month
- Groundbreaking in April 2021 on construction of a hotel in San Jose, Calif.
- Opening of the second Del Sol prototype in the city of Galveston, Texas this summer
- Opening of a hotel in South Bend, Ind., scheduled for third quarter 2021
- Opening of a hotel in Maricopa, Ariz., (Phoenix metro) scheduled for third quarter 2021
- Opening of a hotel in Bardstown, Ky., scheduled for fourth quarter 2021