La Quinta Opens in Springfield, Mass.

More than $4.5 million was spent by the Pioneer Valley Hotel Group to turn the former City Place Inn & Suites into a new La Quinta Inn & Suites. All 240 guest rooms were redone, and the indoor pool and lobby were renovated. A new breakfast area was created, along with the new Mount Tom Ballroom on the 12th floor. All told, the property has 7,500 square feet of function space.