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La Quinta Corporation Names Temple H. Weiss
Vice President Development and Acquisitions

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Dallas (July 5, 2005) – La Quinta Corporation (NYSE: LQI) has named Temple H. Weiss vice president development and acquisitions, reporting to Alan L. Tallis, executive vice president, chief development officer and president of franchising.  In this newly created position, Mr. Weiss will be an integral member of the development team, managing new development, joint venture arrangements and acquisitions of lodging assets and brands.

Mr. Weiss has been with La Quinta for five years, most recently as vice president of finance and investor relations, where he helped lead the company’s 2004 acquisition and integration efforts of the Baymont lodging chain.  Prior to joining La Quinta, Mr. Weiss served in various roles within corporate finance for Bristol Hotels & Resorts.  In addition, Mr. Weiss has held a variety of operating positions with various hospitality companies.

“We believe this is a time of unparalleled growth opportunities for our company,” said Mr. Tallis.  “Temple has contributed greatly to our success.  We are pleased that he will now be focusing his attention full-time to our development and growth efforts.”

Mr. Weiss earned his bachelor’s of business administration from Baylor University and his master’s degree from the University of Houston’s Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel & Restaurant Management.

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 590 hotels in 39 states under the La Quinta Inns®, La Quinta Inn & Suites®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Woodfield Suites® and Budgetel® brands.  

Contact:

La Quinta Corporation
Charles Roberts
Public Relations
214.492.6732
charles.roberts@laquinta.com
www.LQ.com
 

Also See: Alan L. Tallis Named President of La Quinta Franchising LLC and Baymont Franchising LLC / December 2004
La Quinta Corporation Promotes Brent LeBlanc and Gary Zodrow to Vice President Positions / May 2004


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