LA QUINTA, California (May 22, 2019) – La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort announces the appointment of Marco Foelske as Resort Manager. Nested beneath the Santa Rosa Mountains, La Quinta Resort & Club is known as the original Hollywood hideaway where Foelske will oversee the day-to-day operations at the iconic, 777 room resort. In addition, Foelske will work closely with staff to ensure all resort functions are efficient and organized across the resort’s amenities including 41 outdoor pools, 21 tennis courts, seven distinctive restaurants and the award-winning Spa La Quinta.
An industry veteran with over 25 years of hospitality management experience, Foelske most recently served as the Director of Food & Beverage Operations at Hilton Atlanta where he was responsible for budgeting and forecasting, strategic planning, marketing, and special projects for all food and beverage, banquets and events at the 1,249-room convention property. Prior to that, Foelske worked for Sheraton Hotels & Resorts where served as General Manager at Sheraton Poznan Hotel in Poznan, Poland and Hotel Resident Manager at Sheraton Warsaw Hotel in Warsaw, Poland.
“Marco is a dynamic and seasoned professional, and we are thrilled to have him leading the charge in front and back of the house operations to anticipate and exceed the needs of our guests,” said Dermot Connolly, General Manager for La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA West. “His distinguished career in hotel and resort management will be an invaluable asset to continue delivering the exceptional customer service standards La Quinta Resort is known for.”
Foelske has a track record of successful business development in increasing occupancy, guest satisfaction scores, and revenue streams. Throughout his career, Foelske has been credited with improving profit margins, heading teams to double digit growth year after year, and leading hotel operations teams during extensive Hotel and Food & Beverage refurbishment and renovation projects.