IRVING, TX—La Quinta Inns & Suites has unveiled that Alan Bowles II has been appointed to the newly created position of director of development for California.
He joins La Quinta after holding senior development positions at Hotel Managers Group, LLC, and Hilton Hotels Corporation. At Hilton, he was director of franchise development responsible for the development of all Hilton brands in the western region. Bowles is based outside Los Angeles and reports to David Wilmer, La Quinta’s senior vp, development.
Mr. Wilner, said, “We are delighted to welcome Alan to the La Quinta family as we continue the expansion of the La Quinta brand in California and across the Americas. His appointment reaffirms our commitment to growth in the important and dynamic California market. We are confident that Alan brings all the qualities necessary to lead our growth in key markets in California and look forward to his immediate impact.”
Mr. Bowles began his duties at La Quinta last month, and can be reached at [email protected] or at (310) 529-3040. He is a graduate of San Diego State University and is active in the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) as well as other professional organizations in the hotel industry.
“I am happy to join the La Quinta franchise development team at this excting moment in the brand’s growth,” stated Mr. Bowles. “I look forward to working with hotel owners and developers to identify new build and conversion opportunities in their markets throughout the California area.”