Gary Sims Appointed Managing Director at La Quinta Resort & Club

Veteran Hotelier to oversee operations at resort and PGA West By: Janeen Christoff

Gary L. Sims, previously the executive vice president of operations for Desires Hotels International, has been named managing director of La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA West.

In his new position, Sims will oversee 1,200 employees and all day-to-day operations for the property, which encompasses 796 guest casitas and suites, 23 tennis courts, 41 swimming pools and 53 whirlpool spas, eight dining venues, a 23,000-square-foot spa and 90 holes of award-winning golf at the resort and nearby PGA West.

Sims was most recently executive vice president of operations for Miami-based Desires Hotels International, a collection of independently created boutique hotels, where he worked on an international level to oversee management agreements with properties in St. Vincent, the Grenadines and Colombia, as well as projects under development in the Dominican Republic and Montenegro.  

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