New La Quinta Inn in Burlington.

New La Quinta Inn & Suites in Burlington.

BURLINGTON — A four-story La Quinta Inn & Suites is set to open this month at 1670 S. Burlington Blvd., becoming the second multistory hotel to open this year in Burlington. 

The tentative opening date is June 24, said Lana Bulanova, regional director of sales and marketing for Trimark Hospitality. The hotel has 104 rooms. 

A three-story, 82-room Comfort Suites opened at 500 E. George Hopper Road in February, General Manager Veronica Garcia said. 

Burlington Mayor Steve Sexton said the new hotels are needed, especially during large events such as soccer tournaments.

"Those folks have to stay in hotels from Lynnwood to Bellingham," he said. "So now with additional rooms, there are additional opportunities for people to stay in Burlington, shop and eat in Burlington." 

Burlington will also earn more revenue from the city's lodging tax, a tax collected on each room rented, he said.

— Reporter Jacqueline Allison: jallison@skagitpublishing.com, 360-416-2145, Twitter: @Jacqueline_SVH

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