La Quinta Inns & Suites Announces Mark Heisler as Director of Development for the Midwest

  • La Quinta Inns & Suites
  • 01.12.11
La Quinta Inns & Suites, one of the fastest-growing select-service brands in the hotel industry, announced that industry veteran Mark Heisler has been appointed to the position of director of development for the Midwest.

Heisler has management experience in the industry dating to 1986. He joins La Quinta after holding senior management positions at Paramount Lodging Advisors and Hostmark Hospitality Group, both in the Chicago area; and Starwood Hotels & Resorts, based in White Plains, N.Y. Heisler will be based in Chicago, and will report to David Wilner, La Quinta’s corporate vice president of development, in Dallas.
Wilner said, “We are delighted to welcome Mark to the La Quinta family, as we enter 2011 with the mission of expanding the La Quinta brand even faster, across all of North America and beyond.”
He concluded, “We are confident that Mark brings all the qualities necessary to lead our growth in the Midwest, and we look forward to his immediate impact.”

Heisler begins his duties at La Quinta effectively immediately. Heisler is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and earned his MBA at Roosevelt University in Chicago.

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

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