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 Quinta’s 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:
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 façade. Large format tile, new signage and an illuminated roof cornice highlight the building entry, contrasting with the quiet grey color scheme of the façade.