La Quinta Inns & Suites appointed Alan Bowles II to the newly created position of director of development for California. He joins La Quinta after holding senior development positions at Hotel Managers Group and Hilton Hotels Corporation (now Hilton Worldwide). 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 SVP 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. His appointment reaffirms our commitment to growth in the important and dynamic California market," Wilner said. "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.