|Dallas (May 16, 2006) – La Quinta hotels announce the promotion of
Jim Mitchell to Executive Vice President Information Technology reporting
to Wayne Goldberg, La Quinta’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
He will have responsibility for all areas of the Company’s information
systems. Prior to this promotion, Mr. Mitchell was the Vice President
of Business Solutions for the Company.
“With an aggressive growth strategy in place, it is vital that our information
systems are not only cost effective but that they are designed to meet
our organizational needs as well as the needs of our guests,” said Wayne
Goldberg. “Jim has proven his leadership ability and this promotion recognizes
Mitchell joined La Quinta in 2001 after five years with Choice Hotels
International where he was responsible for international technologies and
property systems. Prior to Choice, he was with EDS where he managed
the hospitality franchise system software development department used by
several lodging chains. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration
degree in Computer Information Systems from Central Missouri State University.
About La Quinta
LQ Management L.L.C. is one of the largest operators of limited-service
hotels in the United States. Based in Dallas, Texas, the Company
operates and provides franchise services to more than 500 hotels in 40
states and Canada under the La Quinta Inns® and La Quinta Inn &
Suites® brands. For reservations or more information about La
Quinta, please visit www.LQ.com.