La Quinta Inn & Suites Auburn – Opelika in Opelika, Alabama, 88 rooms, July 12. Auburn Hospitality Inc. owns the upper-midscale hotel. Vic Patel is president of Auburn Hospitality. The hotel features a pool, a full-service bar for guests and a meeting room. Its décor pays tribute to Auburn University, including orange and blue carpets and wall murals of Toomer’s Corner and Jordan-Hare Stadium.