G6 Hospitality Promotes John Laplante to CIO
DALLAS, June 10, 2020 – G6 Hospitality, the parent company of Motel 6 and Studio 6 brands in the United States and Canada, today announced John Laplante’s promotion to Chief Information Officer. In his new role, Laplante will oversee the organization’s IT operations, IT security, DevOps, Guest Relations, Reservations, e-Commerce and Distribution. As part of the executive leadership team, he will report directly to CEO Rob Palleschi. Laplante succeeds Jessie Burgess, who was recently appointed CIO of Revantage Corporate Services, a Blackstone affiliated company.
“Our commitment to innovation continues with the appointment of John Laplante,” said Palleschi. “His experience heading various successful software and product development initiatives for the company, and a deep understanding and commitment to our values, makes him a key player in driving further advancement of our digital operations. We look forward to continued strategic development under his leadership.”
Previously Vice President of Information Technology, Program Management Office (PMO) and Contact Center Operations, Laplante has served the Motel 6 IT team in various capacities for 18 years. While leading the IT PMO and Quality Assurance teams, he spearheaded significant advancement in the company’s software and product development processes. Having managed the capital IT budget for the past eight years, Laplante has also been a critical leader in G6’s full adoption of the project management collaborative framework—leading to successful planning, implementation and documentation of the organization’s efforts with Above Property, HotelKey, Alight, Cloud5 and Afiniti. He also oversaw the successful transformation of the G6 Contact Center and Guest Relations functions to an integrated Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) partner.
Laplante has over 20 years of experience in the technology sector with various organizations, including Infusion Management Systems, Cingular Wireless, Accor North America (prior owner of the Motel 6 and Studio 6 brands) and Intellicentrics. He graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship Strategic Management. Laplante currently sits on the University of North Texas, Hospitality and Tourism Advisory Board.
About G6 Hospitality LLC
G6 Hospitality owns, operates, and franchises nearly 1,400 economy lodging locations under the Motel 6 and Studio 6 brands in the United States and Canada. Having opened its 1,200th franchise location in 2019, G6 Hospitality also has plans to franchise the Hotel 6 and Estudio 6 brands in Central America. Headquartered in Dallas (Carrollton), Texas, G6 Hospitality recently placed 73rd in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 40th Annual Franchising 500. The company also ranked No. 1 in the 2020 Military Friendly® Employer survey in its revenue category and named a 2019 “Best for Vets” employer by Military Times. For more information please visit www.g6hospitality.com.