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La Quinta Inns & Suites Breaks Guinness Record for Largest Human Mattress Dominoes

850 Mattresses Are Donated to Homeless Initiatives and Charities

NEW ORLEANS (Feb. 28, 2012) - La Quinta Inns & Suites holds the new Guinness World Records for 850 Human Mattress Dominoes. Breaking a previous record of 550 established in Belgium last year, it happened in New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center when 850 La Quinta GMs, owners, employees, executives and guests manned a mattress, each representing the number of La Quinta hotels in the country. The first person fell back on their mattress, toppling onto the next. It continued until the last human and mattress combo, number 850, finally fell and shattered the world record. A Guinness World Records adjudicator was on-site to verify the attempt's success and present the Guinness World Records certificate.

Following the event, La Quinta Inns & Suites and Simmons Bedding Company donated the 850 wrapped mattresses used to create the new world record to the Mayor's Homeless Initiatives and local charities. "At La Quinta our number one core value is people," said Wayne Goldberg, La Quinta's President and CEO. "We enjoy having events like this involving our people and we also know how important it is to give back to the community."

About La Quinta
LQ Management L.L.C. is one of the largest operators of limited-service hotels in the United States. Based in Dallas, Texas, the Company operates and provides franchise services to more than 800 hotels in 46 states, Canada and Mexico under the La Quinta Inn® and La Quinta Inn & Suites® brands. For reservations or more information about La Quinta, please visit www.LQ.com or call 1-800-SLEEPLQ. Follow La Quinta Inns & Suites on Twitter at twitter.com/LQ or become a Facebook fan at facebook.com/laquinta.

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Contact:
Teresa Ferguson
(972) 983-1732
teresa.ferguson@laquinta.com

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