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Dec. 19, 2013

Four La Quinta Hotels in Tampa To Be Managed By Hotel Equities

By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor

Hotel Equities, an Atlanta-based full-scale hotel management, development and consulting firm, has been selected to manage four La Quinta Inn & Suites hotels in the greater Tampa metro area.

The company represents more than 30 brands with a portfolio including over 40 properties nationwide.

The La Quinta Inn and La Quinta Inn & Suites brands cover more than 800 select-service hotels in the U.S. and abroad, operated by LQ Management L.L.C. The group has already worked with Hotel Equities. The 145-room La Quinta Inn & Suites Pittsburgh North in western Pennsylvania was the companies’ first joint project.

Jeff Palla, senior vice president Operations at La Quinta Inns & Suites said, “Building on an already strong partnership, we will look forward to more cooperative opportunities in the future.” The new 256-room augmentation includes La Quinta Inn & Suites Clearwater South, La Quinta Inn & Suites St. Petersburg Northeast, La Quinta Inn & Suites Tampa Central and La Quinta Inn & Suites Tampa South.

As a result of the addition, Hotel Equities is presently managing a total of 10 Florida hotels. “It gives us great flexibility and synergy here,said Vice President of Business Development Joe Reardon in a statement. “We are working with our ownership group to optimize opportunities and add value to these well-positioned Tampa hotel assets.  We are excited about even more growth in South Florida in the near future,” he added.

Photo credits: La Quinta Worldwide 

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