IRVING, Texas—La Quinta Inns & Suites announces that Alan Bowles II has been appointed to the newly created position of director of development for California. He joins La Quinta after holding senior development positions at Hotel Managers Group LLC and Hilton Hotels Corporation (now Hilton Worldwide Inc.). At Hilton, he was director of franchise development responsible for the development of all Hilton brands in the Western region. Bowles is based outside Los Angeles and reports to David Wilner, La Quinta’s senior vice president of development.
“We are delighted to welcome Alan to the La Quinta family as we continue the expansion of the La Quinta brand in California and across the Americas,” Wilner said. “His appointment reaffirms our commitment to growth in the important and dynamic California market. We are confident that Alan brings all the qualities necessary to lead our growth in key markets in California and look forward to his immediate impact.”
Bowles began his duties at La Quinta last month. He is a graduate of San Diego State University and is active in the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) as well as other professional organizations in the hotel industry.
“I am happy to join the La Quinta franchise development team at this exciting moment in the brand’s growth,” Bowles stated. “I look forward to working with hotel owners and developers to identify new build and conversion opportunities in their markets throughout the California area.”