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Alan L. Tallis Named President of La Quinta
Franchising LLC and Baymont Franchising LLC

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DALLAS (Dec. 7, 2004) – La Quinta Corporation (NYSE: LQI) today announced organizational changes within its franchising subsidiaries, La Quinta Franchising LLC and Baymont Franchising LLC. 
  • Alan L. Tallis, Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer of La Quinta Corporation, will assume the additional position of President of La Quinta Franchising LLC and Baymont Franchising LLC. 
  • A. Brent Spaeth, Senior Vice President – Human Resources and Administration of La Quinta Corporation, will also assume the position of Senior Franchise Operations Officer and 
  • Rajiv Trivedi, Vice President – Franchising of La Quinta Corporation, will assume the additional position of Senior Franchise Development Officer of the two franchise organizations. 
“Our goal is to aggressively grow both the La Quinta and Baymont brands while continuing to provide franchisees of both brands with the high level of service that has become synonymous with our franchise organization,” said Mr. Tallis, who led the creation of the La Quinta franchise program upon joining the company in 2000.  “The appointment of these industry veterans highlights our commitment to providing our franchisees with the resources to be successful.

Mr. Spaeth has been with La Quinta since 1989 where he has served in a number of senior management roles.  In addition, he has held various property and regional operating positions with other lodging organizations.  As Senior Franchise Operations Officer, Mr. Spaeth will lead a team of highly qualified service directors, supporting La Quinta and Baymont franchisees in the successful operations of their hotels. 

Mr. Trivedi has been with La Quinta since 2000, helping to successfully launch La Quinta’s franchise program.  In addition, he has held various franchise responsibilities with other franchise organizations.  As Senior Franchise Development Officer, Mr. Trivedi will oversee the franchise sales effort, working to continue La Quinta’s successful growth program and establish Baymont’s expansion. 

“We have enjoyed tremendous success within our franchise program,” commented Francis W. (Butch) Cash, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of La Quinta Corporation.  “These organizational changes are designed to meet the needs of our franchisees as we continue to grow the La Quinta and Baymont brands.”

About La Quinta Corporation
La Quinta Corporation (NYSE: LQI) is one of the largest owner/operators of limited-service hotels in the United States.  Based in Dallas, Texas, the Company owns, operates or franchises more than 560 hotels in 39 states under the La Quinta Inns®, La Quinta Inn & Suites®, Baymont Inns & Suites®, Woodfield Suites® and Budgetel® brands. 


 
Contact:
Teresa K. Ferguson
Manager, Public Relations
La Quinta Corporation
909 Hidden Ridge, Suite 600
Irving, Texas 75038
214-492-6937 (phone)
Also See: La Quinta Corporation Promotes Brent LeBlanc and Gary Zodrow to Vice President Positions / May 2004
La Quinta’s New Prototype Designed with Interior Corridors; Former Howard Johnson Executive Rajiv Trivedi Appointed VP Franchise Operations / Nov 2000


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