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La Quinta Inn and Suites plans late June opening

Ladies and Gentlemen the new La Quinta Inn and Suites in Duluth is officially taking reservations.

If you're looking for a room for Grandma's Marathon weekend though you're out of luck not because the hotel is sold out like almost every other hotel in the area but rather because the hotel won't be ready yet.

Reservations currently are being accepted for dates after Monday June 21st. La Quinta Inn and Suites representatives explained that the hotel currently has about 3 weeks left of construction. It might be questionable about how that could be the case from the looks of things outside however on the interior the place is bustling with work happening in almost every corner.

The new 3 story building has 96 rooms with 20 of those being suites. It'll be the first location for the La Quinta Inn and Suites brand in Northern Minnesota and the company's sixth within the state. Currently there are two locations in Bloomington, and one in Brooklyn Park, Minnetonka, and Rochester (also the company's newest location within the state).

Above: La Quinta Inn and Suites in Fort Worth, Texas features a similar interior design to what will debut in Duluth (La Quinta)

Guests may notice that Duluth's La Quinta Inn and Suites is a little different from most. The overall design features an upgrade from the typical La Quinta Inn and Suites prototype design. The city of Duluth didn't quite care for the signature "tower" design that is featured in the standard prototype design It was quickly shortened during the redesign process to now be only a tad higher than the rest of the building. The Duluth location is also entirely clad in brick versus the typical yellow and white stucco found on other locations.

The new hotel is minutes away from the airport and provides complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport, the Miller Hill Mall, Canal Park, and well, basically everywhere else your heart could desire within the city.

Inside guests will find modern interiors, free high speed wireless internet, a fitness center, indoor saltwater pool and jacuzzi, and of course free breakfast. Rooms are quite large and feature a 39" TV with premium cable channels, microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator, and oversized beds. Another great feature of the new La Quinta Inn and Suites is that the hotel will be pet friendly making sure that Fido feels right at home even when he is miles away.

While the hotel does not feature large banquet spaces there is a 300 square foot meeting room that is capable of holding 30 people for smaller meetings and presentations.

We've included some photos below of a La Quinta Inn and Suites location that recently opened in Fort Worth, Texas (photos by La Quinta Inn and Suites). This location is designed in a similar format as to what will be featured here in Duluth however the color scheme could change to navy or warm reds.

The new La Quinta Inn and Suites project has already made a dramatic impact in the overall feel of the area due to its visibility from the Miller Trunk Highway. We are quite certain that this new hotel project is just the start of what will become multiple new developments that will truly change this particular area. It wouldn't surprise us if we saw a restaurant developed soon near the hotel site as many of the surrounding parcels of land are for sale and zoned commercially and we all know how hotel guests crave a good dinner.

Reservations for the new hotel beginning the week of June 21st can be made here.

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