by Michael J. Shapiro | June 04, 2014
La Quinta revealed a new prototype design this week, known as Del Sol. The contemporary new design is clean, geometric and space-efficient, and features room amenities based on guest feedback. According to the lodging company, 14 franchise partners already are building according to the new prototype. At least 20 percent of the guest rooms will be suites in the new design, and a spacious lobby, known as the "great room," will offer large windows and community seating. A variety of seating options in the breakfast area will be available throughout the day for small, impromptu meetings. Guest rooms will feature lounge areas, and each property will offer a meeting facility for at least 40 attendees. Additional amenities include a pool, an enhanced fitness center and laundry facilities.