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Spiffed-up La Quinta adds irresistible summer specials plus new amenities

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Not only is legendary La Quinta sporting a spiffed-up looks during an ongoing million dollar face-lift, the popular Hollywood stars hideaway is offering summer specials that are hard to resist, especially if you live in LA, just a two and a half-hour drive away.

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he 45-acre playground offers guests the gamut of fun from 41 swimming pools, golf, ‘dive’ in movies, spa services and fine food. You can have it all while you bed down in rooms that are running $109 double during mid-week through August 31, 2014.

Or you can book packages such as the La Quinta Resort Summer Experience that combines rooms with a zesty $100 resort credit, $40 per person Spa La Quinta credit and waived resort fee ($27) starting at $189 double. For couples seeking a romantic getaway there’s the Beat the Traffic Weekend Getaway that kicks off at $119 for two with a 50 percent savings on the third night and 5 p.m., Sunday check out (three night minimum).

It’s really a great time to take advantage of the low rates when you can get a heads up peek at some of the new features that are being added gradually from now to fall . Drawing inspiration from the resort's colorful desert environs, Los Angeles-based firm Smith & Firestone has created a residential-style design for the resort's guestrooms and luxury suites. Set in a fresh earthen palette of ivory, terracotta and chocolate, guestrooms feature custom tile work and wrought iron elements, new furniture and carpet and two-toned blocked drapery panels. Citrus-hued pillows and throws adorn luxurious Wingback style headboards and contemporary Victorian chairs, while upgraded lighting and blue-sky accessories enhance each bathroom.

Plus there’s additional touches such as 42- to 47-inch flat-screen high-definition televisions, mini refrigerators, Keurig® coffee makers, charging stations with dual USB ports, upgraded fireplaces and photography inspired by the storied history of the resort and its surroundings.

Resort Backstory

La Quinta Resort & Club houses 620 attractively-appointed casitas and suites and 98 villas. One of the highlights for yours truly is the amazing 23,000-square-foot Spa La Quinta® which offers top-notch treatments, a great workout area and a peaceful plotzing place. Feedings take place at the marvelous Morgan's (a person favorite); TWENTY6; Adobe Grill; Ernie's at PGA WEST® and elsewhere throughout the resort.

A word of warning just in case you forget, it's hot in the Desert this time of year, we're talking in the 100s and above, just so you know. There is AC everywhere and many establishments have misting machines to keep you cool.

To learn more about La Quinta Resort & Club visit www.waldorfastoria.com/laquinta or call +1 760-564-4111. For more information about Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts visit www.waldorfastoria.com.

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