La Quinta Inns & Suites Announces Fran Wagner as Director of Development for the Mid-Atlantic

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Wagner Brings More than Fifteen Years of Hospitality and Development Experience to his Role Managing La Quinta’s Expansion in the Bustling Mid-Atlantic States

La Quinta Inns & Suites, the fastest-growing select service brand in the hotel industry, announced that industry veteran Fran Wagner has been appointed to the position of Director of Development for the Mid-Atlantic Region. Wagner has franchise sales experience in the industry dating more than fifteen years. He joins La Quinta after holding franchise development positions at U.S. Franchise Systems and Wyndham Hotels. Prior to those positions, Wagner had management experience in FF&E leasing for the hospitality industry.

Wilner said, “We are really happy to welcome Fran to the La Quinta family, as we expand and build the La Quinta brand even faster, across all of North America and beyond.” He concluded, “The Mid-Atlantic is a crucial battleground and opportunity for La Quinta’s North American growth – we are confident that Fran brings all the qualities necessary to lead our growth, and we look forward to his immediate impact.”

Wagner begins his duties at La Quinta effectively immediately, and can be reached at fran(dot)wagner(at)laquinta(dot)com or at (804) 674-7873. He is a graduate of Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Wagner now resides in Richmond, Virginia.

“I am thrilled to join La Quinta at this important and promising moment in the brand’s growth, in an exciting region for that growth” said Wagner. “Working closely with the entire franchise development team, I look forward to an exciting and productive year, and a bright future.”

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 close 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 HYPERLINK "" or call
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