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La Quinta Inn & Suites Hotels Open In Elkview And Summersville, WV

Openings Highlight Brand’s Franchise Segment Expansion into West Virginia.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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La Quinta Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LQ) (“La Quinta”), owner, operator and franchisor of La Quinta Inns & Suites hotels, today announced its entry into West Virginia with the opening of La Quinta Inn & SuitesTM franchise hotels in Elkview and Summersville, West Virginia.

Together the hotels, which are owned and operated by Emerald Coast Hospitality, LLC, offer nearly 200 rooms and feature a number of amenities designed to provide guests with a refreshing and engaging experience. The openings demonstrate the La Quinta brand’s ability to facilitate continued growth by leveraging its strong franchise program.

"We are excited to welcome these two outstanding hotels to the La Quinta family," said Rajiv Trivedi, La Quinta's Chief Development Officer. "Our relationship with Emerald Coast Hospitality reflects our ability to continuously attract high quality franchise partners who recognize the value of our highly differentiated and growing brand. We look forward to greeting travelers to West Virginia with the La Quinta ‘Here For You’ guest experience.”

The five-floor, 90-room Elkview hotel is located 15 minutes east of the state’s capital of Charleston on Interstate 79 and offers guests easy access to The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, the West Virginia State Museum and the Elk River Wildlife Management Area.

The four-floor, 104-room Summersville hotel provides guests easy access to the Gauley River National Recreation area, known for its challenging whitewater rafting and Summersville Lake.

“We’re delighted to join the La Quinta family," said Bill Abruzzino, Chief Executive Officer of Emerald Coast Hospitality. “With a demonstrated commitment to providing superior guest experiences,
La Quinta was a natural fit for us and the Company was tremendously supportive as we joined the brand. We look forward to a bright future together and fully embracing La Quinta’s culture of excellence.”

Both hotels boast spacious, beautifully appointed guest rooms and prime locations near business, leisure and entertainment centers. Amenities include complimentary high-speed Internet and Bright Side Breakfast® executive workstations, 24-hour indoor pool, spa, and fitness centers, and both hotels participate in the La Quinta ReturnsTM guest loyalty program that offers free nights faster.

About La Quinta
La Quinta Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LQ) is a leading owner, operator and franchisor of select-service hotels primarily serving the midscale and upper-midscale segments. The Company’s owned and franchised portfolio consists of more than 830 La Quinta Inn & Suites™ and La Quinta Inn™ branded hotels representing approximately 84,000 rooms located in 47 states, as well as in Canada and Mexico. La Quinta’s team is committed to providing guests with a refreshing and engaging experience. For more information, please visit: www.LQ.com

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