La Quinta Inns & Suites (Spanish: La Quinta, "the Villa") is a chain of limited service hotels in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Honduras. La Quinta Holdings Inc first sold shares to the public in April, 2014, and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol LQ. La Quinta has headquarters in Irving, Texas. Before the 2014 stock offering, all La Quinta properties were owned or franchised by the companys subsidiary La Quinta Properties, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), which leased the properties back to the parent company. The company owns and operates over 800 properties and franchises approximately 295 under various brand names. Most La Quinta Inns are built with Spanish or Southern architecture. La Quinta is Spanish for "The Fifth," but it can also mean "the country place."