La Quinta Inns & Suites Announces Edgar Garin As Director Of Franchise Development For Central And South America

Thursday, December 01, 2011

La Quinta Inns & Suites announces the appointment of Edgar Garin, as Director of Franchise Development for Central and South America. Garin brings more than 25 years of hospitality management and sales experience to La Quinta. He most recently served as Vice President of Development for Radisson Hotels & Resorts Latin America. He will report to David Wilner, La Quinta's Senior Vice President of Development.

"We are pleased to welcome Edgar Garin to our management team for Central and South America," said Rajiv Trivedi, Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for La Quinta. "This announcement represents another critical building block in our drive to accelerate La Quinta's growth throughout Latin America and Central America." He concluded, "As La Quinta grows and expands internationally, we continue to stay focused on providing travelers with consistent quality, reliable service, comfortable and spacious rooms and secure facilities. We are proud to continue our growth, and look forward to making some significant additional announcements in the coming weeks." La Quinta currently has hotels open in the key Mexico markets of Cancun; San Luis Potosi; Ciudad Juarez, Poza Rica and, soon to open, in Pueblo. The brand has an additional 25 hotels in the development pipeline in Latin America, expects to more than triple its presence in Mexico in the next six to twelve months and is working closely with developers in Brazil and Columbia to introduce La Quinta in those countries. La Quinta has dedicated Franchise Development and Services offices in Mexico.

Edgar Garin said, "I am excited and happy to assume my new responsibilities at La Quinta." He concluded, "This is a dynamic and promising moment to join the La Quinta development team – and I look forward to helping promote and accelerate the brand's growth in Central America and South America, very quickly." In addition to his most recent position at Radisson, Garin has held management positions at Lexington Services/Vantis International/TravelClick; Carnival Hotels & Resorts; and at Taj Hotels, Potomac Hotel Group and Sonesta International. Garin holds a B.S. from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and a Master's degree in International Business from Florida International University. He resides in Miami Beach, Florida and can be contacted at (305) 790-7395 or edward.garin(at)laquinta(dot)com.

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 800 hotels in 46 states, Canada and Mexico under the La Quinta Inn® and La Quinta Inn & Suites® brands. For reservations or more information about La Quinta, please visit http://www.LQ.com or call 1-800-SLEEPLQ. Follow La Quinta Inns & Suites on Twitter at http://twitter.com/LQ or become a Facebook fan at http://www.facebook.com/laquinta.

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