DALLAS La Quinta Inns signed its first franchisee, Atlanta-based Diplomat Hotel Corp., under its new franchise program. La Quinta s first franchised property will be built on the north side of Atlanta s Hartsfield International Airport and is expected to open in late 2001.
Diplomat Hotel Corp. will develop a new 160-room La Quinta Inn & Suites prototype. The new hotel will feature interior corridors as well as continental breakfast facilities, meeting space, exercise facilities and a complete business center. (2/7/01)