June 4, 2013


For Immediate Release

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  Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau 

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 La Quinta Inn & Suites of New Iberia earns 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 

The La Quinta Team, from left, Eva Ledet, Faylette Boutte, Lanae Lopez, Latoya Charles, April Fruge and Yvonne Rue.


NEW IBERIA, La. --- La Quinta Inn & Suites of New Iberia announced today that it has received a TripAdvisor« Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.


To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.


"La Quinta Inn & Suites is honored to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence," said Lanae Lopez, general manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites. "We pride ourselves on excellent service, hospitality, quality accommodations and guest satisfaction. We value each and every guest and thank them for their business, loyalty and positive reviews on TripAdvisor."


La Quinta Inn & Suites of New Iberia, Louisiana offers guests luxurious rooms, a meeting room and southern hospitality. The hotel is located just minutes from the Port of Iberia and famous attractions.


"We are 'Here For You' and always have a room waiting for you with a free full hot breakfast, free high-speed internet, 42" TV, microwave, refrigerator, coffee pot, fitness center and pool," Lopez said. "We invite you to come enjoy the Cajun joie de vivre and experience the Cajun culture, history and Cajun Cuisine."


"Many consumers rely on TripAdvisor to help them when they are making travel plans, and a lodging selection is certainly the most important decision a traveler will make," said Fran Thibodeaux, executive director of the Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau. Congratulations to the owners of LaQuinta and Lanae and her entire team for making it to the top of the list."


For more information, contact Lanae Lopez, 337-321-6000,



The Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official parish marketing agency promoting New Iberia, Avery Island, Jefferson Island, Jeanerette, Loreauville and Delcambre as a destination. Marketing programs target leisure travelers, business travelers, media, entertainment industry, and the travel trade including group tour planners, meeting planners, sports planners and special event planners. The bureau operates a parish welcome center located at 2513 Hwy 14 in New Iberia.


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