Built to be the best, our commitment to delivering excellence is our bridge to a progressive, successful future.

With over 8,500+ Rooms and nearly one million square feet of meeting space, John Q Hammons Hotels & Resorts consistently ranks as one of the top hotel companies in the nation.

Built on a long standing legacy that has garnered numerous awards and accolades, John Q Hammons Hotels & Resorts consistently ranks as one of the top hotel companies in the nation.

With over 8,500 guest rooms and nearly one million square feet of meeting space spanning 16 states, John Q Hammons Hotels & Resorts is one of the largest private independent owners and hotel management companies in the United States. Our practical experience and a hands on approach has led us to long term profitability with a solid growing portfolio of full service hotels, convention centers and spas.

As we move forward we will blend our nearly five decades of experience and business acumen with an innovative, forward-thinking approach to ensure that John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts continues to set the standard in hospitality management and hotel development.

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John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts maintains a long tradition of quality with a renewed passion. We’re building upon this legacy of excellence and focusing on the future of the company, developing new properties that are sure to excel while continuing to outperform our competition.

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A STRONG LEADERSHIP TEAM SETTING THE STANDARDS

Our company strives to reach higher standards than those required by our individual brands. Hotels are expected to be quality leaders in their markets, and associates consistently go above and beyond the scope of their titles. Because of their hard work and dedication, we are not surprised to see our employees and properties recognized by their respective brands, as well as the industry and individual communities.

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Jacqueline Dowdy

Chief Executive Officer

The leader of our executive management team, Jacqueline A. Dowdy, has many years of unique experience in the hospitality industry, having worked with John Q. Hammons in various capacities since 1972. [read more]

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Joe Morrissey

Senior VP of Operations

As the Senior Vice President of Operations for the company, Joe Morrissey is responsible for maximizing the returns of each property under management, through a commitment to product quality, the management [read more]

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Greggory Groves

Senior VP and General Counsel

Greggory Groves is General Counsel for John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts. His responsibilities include real estate and financing transactions, hotel development activities, acquisitions / dispositions, operational [read more]

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Christopher Smith

Senior VP of Administration & Control

Christopher Smith contributes to the company’s overall success through conscientious oversight of the internal audit, accounting, procurement, and information technology departments. Mr. Smith’s expertise [read more]

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Phill Burgess

VP of Sales and Revenue Optimization

Phill Burgess leads the company’s efforts in sales and revenue optimization, creating innovative new approaches for capturing market share and growing the company’s revenue potential. His extensive experience  [ Read More ]

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Kent Foster

VP of Human Resources

Kent Foster’s role as Vice President of Human Resources includes acquiring and retaining the exceptional talent that is the backbone of John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts. With more than two decades’ experience  [ Read More ]

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Bill George

VP of Capital Planning and Asset Management

As John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts’ (JQH) vice president of capital planning and asset management, Bill George is responsible for leading and managing the execution of capital projects, hotel level [ Read More ]

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Rick Beran

VP of Food & Beverage

As the Vice President of Food and Beverage, Rick Beren will help deliver Mr. Hammons legacy of optimizing service standards, delivering top and bottom line performance, and maximizing the value of our food and  [ Read More ]

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Patrick Blache

VP Information Technology

Patrick strategically directs JQH IT at the corporate and portfolio levels leveraging cutting-edge technologies and strategies to ensure we deliver optimal technology service levels for our properties, guests [ Read More ]

A Legacy Of Giving

JQH’s formalized collaboration with Convoy of Hope aligns with our company’s pillar of community service established by John Q. Hammons and his wife, Juanita, more than 50 years ago. JQH’s Legacy of Giving will also complement the various cause-related opportunities our hotels currently participate in at the local level across the country.

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JQH Promotes Amanda Cushing to Director of Sales at Bloomington–Normal Marriott in Illinois

NORMAL, Ill. & SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – July 12, 2017 – John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced that Amanda Cushing has been promoted to director of sales at the company’s Bloomington–Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Illinois. Cushing has worked at the TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame hotel for eight years and most recently served as director of event sales. She will oversee the sales and marketing team at the 228-room/suite Bloomington–Normal Marriott, which is owned and operated by Springfield, Missouri-based JQH under license from Marriott International, Inc. or one of its affiliates. JQH is a leading private, independent owner and manager of hotels in the United States, including operating more than 1 million square feet of superb meeting space. “Amanda has excelled at strategically growing revenue throughout her successful career at the hotel. We anticipate her continuing to be a strong achiever, as she leverages her close ties with the community and hotel teams,” said John Sabbagh, general manager of the Bloomington–Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. In addition

JQH HIRES JEFFREY FORK AS DIRECTOR OF SALES AT EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON HAMPTON ROADS IN VIRGINIA

HAMPTON, Va. & SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – June 21, 2017 – John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced that Jeffrey Fork is the new director of sales at the company’s Embassy Suites by Hilton Hampton Roads – Hotel, Convention Center & Spa in Virginia. Fork brings 19 years of experience in hospitality, including in the Hampton market, to the 295-suite hotel, which is connected by a covered walkway to the Hampton Roads Convention Center. Fork will supervise this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame hotel’s sales and marketing team. Embassy Suites by Hilton Hampton Roads is owned and operated by Springfield, Missouri-based JQH, a leading private, independent owner and manager of hotels in the United States, including operating more than 1 million square feet of superb meeting space. “Jeffrey brings extensive communications and training skills to our Hampton hotel teams,” said Phill Burgess, JQH’s vice president of sales and revenue optimization. “In addition to having knowledge of the local hospitality market, he also has proven experience in food and beverage, convention services, and

JQH HONORS SIX HOTELS IN SIX STATES AT HOSPITALITY COMPANY’S ANNUAL AWARDS AND RECOGNITION CELEBRATION

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. & CONCORD, N.C. – June 6, 2017 – With a focus on built to be the best, John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) recently held the company’s Annual Hotel Awards and Recognition celebration to honor top performers within the company’s national portfolio spanning approximately 8,500 guestrooms/suites. JQH’s Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Concord Golf Resort & Spa in North Carolina hosted this year’s festivities, where honors were awarded to six JQH hotels representing multiple brands in six states. Numerous JQH hotel associates not in attendance in person also had the opportunity to participate in the special awards event via real-time videoconferencing. Springfield, Missouri-based JQH is a leading private, independent owner and manager of hotels in the United States, including operating more than 1 million square feet of superb meeting space. Six 2016 JQH honors were awarded to the following: General Manager of the Year: Lynnie Green-Scheibeler of the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa in Arizona was recognized for exhibiting the JQH entrepreneurial spirit and for nurturing a “can-do” culture with team

ANNEBETH BLACK RETURNS TO JQH AS DIRECTOR OF SALES AT EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON NASHVILLE SE − MURFREESBORO IN TENNESSEE

NASHVILLE/MURFREESBORO, Tenn. & SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – May 30, 2017 – John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced that Annebeth Black is the new director of sales for the company’s 283-suite Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville SE – Murfreesboro in Tennessee. Black returns to JQH, bringing with her 18 years of sales and marketing experience in the hospitality industry, with an emphasis on managing convention services. The Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville SE – Murfreesboro features the largest convention space in Middle Tennessee outside of Davidson County. Springfield, Missouri-based JQH is a leading private, independent owner and manager of hotels in the United States, including operating more than 1 million square feet of superb meeting space. Black most recently served as director of sales and marketing for the Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Denver/Downtown in Colorado on behalf of White Lodging Services. In May 2016, she was awarded the 2015 Hyatt House Marketing Leader of the Year. While with JQH for nine years, Black served as director of sales at the Crowne Plaza Denver

MATTHEW LAHIFF JOINS JQH AS GM OF EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON NASHVILLE SE − MURFREESBORO IN TENNESSEE

NASHVILLE/MURFREESBORO, Tenn. & SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – May 23, 2017 – John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced that Matthew Lahiff is the new general manager of the company’s Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville SE – Murfreesboro in Tennessee. Lahiff brings more than 16 years of hospitality management experience to the 283-suite hotel, which features the largest convention space in Middle Tennessee outside of Davidson County. Springfield, Missouri-based JQH is a leading private, independent owner and manager of hotels in the United States, including operating more than 1 million square feet of superb meeting space. Lahiff previously served as general manager of the Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, in Florida. Under his supervision, the historic, boutique-style property received an extensive renovation and rebranding into the luxury category for the Starwood Tribute Portfolio. He also held other general manager assignments in three states with Davidson Hotels & Resorts, including at the former Hyatt Miami at the Blue Resort in Florida, the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe in New Jersey, and the Hilton Memphis

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