Sandpiper Hospitality opens and now manages two newly developed Texas hotels: A first-of-its-kind dual-branded La Quinta Inn / Hawthorn Suites Pflugerville and an AmericInn San Angelo


Richmond, Va. – (June 6, 2022)Sandpiper Hospitality – a Virginia-based hotel management company with vast expertise in the extended-stay segment – has added two newly developed Wyndham Hotels & Resorts properties in Texas to its managed portfolio, a first-of its kind dual-branded La Quinta Inn / Hawthorn Suites in Pflugerville, TX and an AmericInn in San Angelo, TX.

The hotels are the first Wyndham Hotels & Resorts brands under management by Sandpiper Hospitality and the burgeoning relationship is expected to grow significantly in the coming years. The hotels opened to rave reviews in May, followed by rousing Grand Opening celebrations with live music and local dignitaries in attendance.

The two hotels are the first of four properties being developed in Texas by Mike Forrest and Brett Emerson of Odessa. Two additional dual-branded La Quinta Inn & Suites / Hawthorn Suites properties will be also managed by Sandpiper Hospitality – one opening in Del Rio later this year and another in Austin in 2023.

According to Mike Forrest, “The combination of Wyndham’s design and brand concepting, Sandpiper Hospitality’s ability to provide superior management and to breathe life into these hotels will create very special projects that will generate significant return-on-investment. We love developing in the great state of Texas and we feel our partners here are ideal.”

Located just off I-35, 24 miles from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and close to the Typhoon Texas Waterpark and Stone Hill Town Center, the La Quinta Inn / Hawthorn Suites in Pflugerville is the first ever purpose-built dual brand hotel of its kind for Wyndham. The hotel features 103 beautifully appointed rooms and suites with rates starting at $109 per night. Hotel amenities include free breakfast, a fitness center, an amazing Lobby Market featuring many Texas brands, meeting space, and a unique outdoor pool with a giant Texas Star at the bottom, along with a fire pit.

Located off US-67, eight miles from San Angelo Regional Airport and close to Goodfellow Air Force Base and Angelo State University, the AmericInn has 84 rooms with rates starting at $99 per night. Amenities include free breakfast, a fitness center, an extensive Lobby Market featuring many Texas brands a business center and an outdoor pool with a fire pit.

“First, and most importantly, we want to congratulate our new clients, Mike Forrest and Brett Emerson, on these openings. We are very excited to now be managing these two amazing new properties in Texas for Mike and Brett and under the Wyndham flags,” said Sandpiper Hospitality President & CEO Jim Darter. “Both hotels are game-changers as they have been beautifully developed and will be category killers in their markets. We look forward to making the most of a great situation for all involved.”

Sandpiper Hospitality is approved by Marriott International, IHG Hotels & Resorts, Choice Hotels International, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts and Extended Stay America to manage their select-service and extended stay brands and now manages over 10 different brands in its growing portfolio.


About Sandpiper Hospitality

Sandpiper Hospitality is a high-performance hotel management firm recognized as experts in the extended stay hotel space. With 56 hotels open or under management for a diverse group of clients across the country, Sandpiper Hospitality is on the leading edge of the hottest segment in hospitality. Hotel Business ranked Sandpiper Hospitality as a Top 50 Management Company in its 2022 Green Book and for the second year in a row, ranked it as one of the fastest growing companies in hospitality management. The firm has earned its position as the leading operator in the extended stay hotel segment of hospitality by virtue of superior returns on investment for its investors and clients. Sandpiper Hospitality – where expertise grounds us and flexibility elevates us.

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