The US Hotel industry has been growing each year since its ebb in 2008-09 in the aftermaths of the economic slowdown. US has been a primary travel destination for both the business and the leisure traveller and the revenues from the major Hotel chains are indeed a testament to this. The revenues from the industry bettered its 2014 annual collection of $176.7 billion to $189.5 billion in 2015. The US Hotel industry boasts of some of the well-known and celebrated hotel chains, of which the top 10 are being listed below. The top hotels in USA include Marriott, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Starwood along with other American hotel brands like Wyndham, Hyatt, Crowne Plaza, Best Western and La Quinta Inns & Suites. Here is the list of the top 10 hotels in USA 2016.
10. La Quinta Inns & Suites
La Quinta Inns & Suites is a limited services hotel chain with its presence in over 800 locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Central American nation Honduras.
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Headquartered in Irving, Texas, La Quinta, which means “The Villas” in Spanish holds true to its name for its guests. La Quinta was founded in San Antonio, Texas way back in 1968 by Real Estate entrepreneur brothers Sam Barshop and Phil.
Until 2014, all properties of La Quinta were owned by its subsidiary La Quinta Properties Inc, which is a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). However, in 2014, the company went public and offered approximately 44 million shares by getting itself listed on the New York Stock Exchange. With its presence in over 880 locations, La Quinta aims and strives to makes the life easier of both leisure as well as business travellers. Some of its prime locations in the US include San Antonio, New York, Miami, Dallas, Las Vegas, San Diego, Chicago and Albuquerque. International locations include Richmond in Canada, Juarez and Cancun in Mexico and Tegucigalpa in Honduras.
The hotel chain offers their own loyalty rewards program, called the La Quinta Returns, which helps its members earn discounts, redeemable points, free nights and other attractive offers that they can avail of such as redeeming points with partner resorts, dining and entertainment and other shopping experience. With “Wake up on the bright side” as its slogan, La Quinta truly is committed to making travel and stay a memorable experience for its guests. Its key people include Keith A. Cline as the President and CEO, James H. Forson as the Executive Vice President and CFO, and Rajiv K. Trivedi as the Executive Vice President and CDO.