Accomplished I.T. Veteran Joins La Quinta

La Quinta Inns, Inc. announced today that A. John Novak has been appointedsenior vice president of information systems.

Mr. Novak replaces B.G. Moore, who is leaving the organization to pursue other professionalopportunities. In his new position, Mr. Novak will work with other executive team members toimplement La Quinta’s reservations, telecommunications, network, e-business and office automationsystems.

“We are completely dedicated to our mission of increased RevPAR and 100 percent guestsatisfaction. Cutting-edge information systems will help us meet these goals,” said Butch Cash,president and CEO for La Quinta Inns, Inc. “With Mr. Novak’s expertise and valuable contributions,the new systems will benefit all of our stakeholders: guests, hotel managers, franchisees,shareholders, and corporate staff.”

Mr. Novak brings more than 20 years of information technology experience to La Quinta.His most recent position was senior vice president and chief information officer for ResortCondominiums International (RCI), a division of Cendant Corporation, where he oversaw 250 I.T.professionals and the management of Resort Computer Corporation, an RCI subsidiary that providesresort automation to the timeshare industry.

Immediately prior to that position, he acted as vice president of lodging property systemsfor Marriott International, where he designed NGS (Next Generation System) for Marriott’s largesthotels, allowing integration of the mission critical systems.


Mr. Novak also was vice president of resorts and sales systems for Walt Disney WorldCompany, and managed the development and support of systems for sales and guest-relatedoperational areas for Disney resorts, hotels and the Walt Disney Travel Company.

About La Quinta Inns, Inc.
Dallas-based La Quinta Inns, Inc. owns and operates 230 La Quinta® Inns and 70 Inn &Suites in 28 states. La Quinta® is the lodging division of The Meditrust Companies (NYSE: MT), areal estate investment trust. For more information about La Quinta, please visit its website Other news about The Meditrust Companies is available at