Wyndham opens 120th Del Sol prototype La Quinta

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has opened La Quinta by Wyndham Selma in Selma, NC, the milestone 120th hotel in the brand’s portfolio featuring the Del Sol prototype.

There are 175 La Quinta hotels in the development pipeline, with openings scheduled this year in markets including Nashville, TN; Santa Cruz, CA; Austin, TX; Brooklyn, NY; Denver; and Corpus Christi, TX. The brand also has 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 has 80 guestrooms, a new lobby design and an outdoor pool. The hotel is located by both I-95 and US-70, near Smithfield Community Park.

“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, 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 has a fresh and stylish design providing comfort and convenience while enabling productivity, making it appealing to both business and leisure travelers, according to the company. Since Wyndham’s acquisition of the upper-midscale La Quinta brand in 2018, 122 new franchise contracts have been executed, helping to drive franchise system growth to 8%. 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.

La Quinta currently has nearly 940 hotels across the U.S., Canada, Chile, Colombia, Honduras, Mexico, Turkey and New Zealand.

Additional openings/groundbreakings for the La Quinta brand this year:

  • Opening of a new 81-room hotel in Shorewood-Chicago, IL, earlier this month
  • Groundbreaking this month on the construction of a hotel in San Jose, CA
  • Opening of the second Del Sol prototype in the city of Galveston, TX, this summer
  • Opening of a hotel in South Bend, IN, scheduled for the third quarter
  • Opening of a hotel in Maricopa, AZ, (Phoenix metro) scheduled for the third quarter
  • Opening of a hotel in Bardstown, KY, scheduled for the fourth quarter