La Quinta Inn & Suites, a 71-room hotel in northwest Ardmore, opened on May 11.


La Quinta Inn & Suites, a 71-room hotel in northwest Ardmore, opened on May 11.


The hotel is located in the Rina Park Place Addition, a 29-acre site located north of Lowe’s on the west side of Rockford Road. The developer, Vasant Patel, is building a second hotel, Candlewood Suites, on the property and has room for other commercial buildings in the addition. He also owns and operates the La Quinta Inn at 2432 Veterans Boulevard.


Patel’s son Mitesh said the new hotel features an indoor pool, hot tub, fitness room, hot continental breakfast and a “suite” shop where guests can purchase various food items. He said the La Quinta Inn on Veterans Boulevard will remain open.


Vasant Patel said Candlewood Suites will be for extended stay guests. It will have 80 rooms and a swimming pool with a gazebo on the side. All of the rooms will have kitchenettes and will rent daily, weekly or for longer stays.


La Quinta operates and provides franchise services to more than 700 hotels in the U.S., Canada and Mexico under La Quinta Inns and La Quinta Inns & Suites brands.