September 28, 2017
With a focus on the bright side La Quinta has committed to an expansive phased renovation program consisting of over 200 hotels intended to elevate the brand and deliver a consistent product line which echoes the success of the Del Sol prototype. Epstein is currently one of La Quintas trusted design consultants for this nationwide re-branding program. These renovations include interior guestroom/ public space renovations, and exterior building modifications to create a consistent, modern aesthetic over the La Quinta brand.
The challenge of the exterior renovation program is to reimagine a variety of aging properties which typically feature a Spanish Mission design, using the design palette of the Del Sol prototype. The palette includes the following materials features:
- Large Format Tile in Corten finish (LFT)
- Metal roof cornice with accent lighting at LFT
- Grey color palette
- Butterfly porte cochere
The project you see here, the La Quinta San Antonio Downtown, features the Spanish Mission architectural style characteristic of older La Quinta Inn and Suites properties. The central arched roofline, false balcony railings and EIFS surface decoration were all removed to create a clean rectilinear faÃ§ade. Large format tile, new signage and an illuminated roof cornice highlight the building entry, contrasting with the quiet grey color scheme of the faÃ§ade.