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La Quinta

Operates national chain of budget hotels.

909 Hidden Ridge, Suite 600
Irving, TX 75038
Employees: 9,000+
CEO: Wayne Goldberg
Stock Symbol: LQ

Website: http://www.lq.com

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Based in Dallas, La Quinta operates and provides franchise services to 834 hotels in 46 states as well as Canada and Mexico under La Quinta Inns and La Quinta Inns & Suites brands with over 84,000 total rooms.

Guests enjoy clean and comfortable guest rooms and suites at La Quinta with many of the frills they would expect at higher priced hotels, such as the "Free Bright Side Breakfast" and refreshing swimming pools, all at some of the most affordable and competitive rates anywhere.

The company went public on April 9, 2014 selling 5.7 million shares at $17 each on the New York Stock Exchange.

The chain has seen significant growth over the past decade, increasing the total number of hotels from 362 in 2003 to 834 as of December 31, 2013. It has an additional 187 hotels in the pipeline.


La Quinta was founded in San Antonio, TX in 1968 by Sam Barshop and his brother Phil. The company has a 45-year history of owning and operating hotels and, from 1973 to January 2006, the company was publicly traded.

In 2006, La Quinta was acquired by Blackstone Group.


  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(k) plan with generous match
  • Direct Deposit
  • Paid vacation
  • Internal Referral Bonus Program
  • Room rate discounts

Updated April 13, 2014