G6 Hospitality John Laplante to CIO
G6 Hospitality, the parent company of Motel 6 and Studio 6 brands in the United States and Canada, 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.