A new La Quinta Inn & Suites is scheduled to open this December in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The 101-room hotel will be co-owned by Ajay Kher along with his father Ajit Kher.

The new La Quinta Del Sol, owned by Ajay and Ajit Kher, includes a “great room” with community seating.

Ajay Kher told the Tuscaloosa News the $10 million La Quinta on McFarland Boulevard will be a Del Sol prototype. Released in 2014, the Del Sol features scalable building design, a 20 percent mix of suites, decorative paving, a “great room” with community seating, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center, continental breakfast, a conference and meeting room that can accommodate more than 40 attendees, and will be pet friendly.

The Khers also have owned a Comfort Suites in Tuscaloosa since 2006. They operate hotels in Mississippi as well.