La Quinta Inns & Suites Recognized for Commitment to Employee Learning

  • La Quinta Inns & Suites
  • 11.17.09
La Quinta Inns & Suites, one of the fastest-growing mid-scale brands in the hotel industry, won an ASTD BEST award from the American Society for Training and Organization, ranking higher than any other hotel company and placing 12th overall among 39 winning organizations from Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore and the United States.

The ASTD Best Awards recognizes organizations that demonstrate enterprisewide success through employee learning and development.

According to Tony Bingham, ASTD’s president and CEO, “The ASTD BEST Award winners set the standard of excellence for exceptional learning practices, and demonstrate that a skilled workforce is vital to achieving results. They use learning as a strategic tool and have the support of senior leaders who champion a learning culture.”

Christina Cernuch, La Quinta’s vice president of operations services, said, “LQUniversity, our key learning and training program, takes a decidedly process-oriented, operational approach for all training, communications and projects - and the results of the program have been excellent. We are pleased and grateful that LQUniversity has been recognized with this award.” 

This is the second consecutive year that La Quinta has been recognized with an ASTD BEST Award, placing highest among all hotel companies. Earlier this year, La Quinta’s mentoring program was recognized as among the most innovative in the industry by a leading hotel trade journal magazine.

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 750 hotels in 46 states, Canada and Mexico under the La Quinta Inn® and La Quinta Inn & Suites® brands.

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