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 ]

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’S RETURNING GM MARTY ROTHCHILD ACHIEVING OUTSTANDING RESULTS FOR EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON NASHVILLE SE − MURFREESBORO IN TENNESSEE

NASHVILLE/MURFREESBORO, Tenn. & SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – November 28, 2016 – For Marty Rothchild, general manager of Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville SE – Murfreesboro in Tennessee, returning to the John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts’ (JQH) hospitality family earlier this year felt like coming home. Under his direction, the 283-suite hotel recently achieved the highest brand inspection status of “outstanding” for quality and service. An award-winning hospitality veteran with significant experience with the Embassy Suites by Hilton brand, Rothchild oversees the contemporary hotel that 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. “Marty has amassed an impressive performance record throughout his brilliant career. His extensive, successful experience with the Embassy Suites by Hilton brand is already proving beneficial as he steadily encourages hotel teams and effectively collaborates with area civic leaders and community partners,” said Bob Niehaus, JQH’s regional vice president. “We

JQH’S EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON HUNTSVILLE HIRES EXECUTIVE CHEF HANA COLVIN TO DEBUT HOTEL’S THE R. RESTAURANT IN ALABAMA

Farm to Table is a Lifestyle for Executive Chef Colvin Huntsville, Ala. & Springfield, Mo. – October 18, 2016 – John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced that Hana Colvin has joined the company as executive chef of the Embassy Suites by Hilton Huntsville Hotel & Spa in Alabama. With a flair for farm-to-table cuisine, Colvin will oversee the food and beverage team at the upscale, 295-suite hotel connected via skybridge to the Von Braun Center. She will supervise the debut of this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame hotel’s The R. restaurant on October 20. Embassy Suites by Hilton Huntsville 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. “Executive Chef Colvin is adding real Southern essence to our hotel’s new culinary offering. Her farming heritage rings true with her inspired style for bringing to life the natural flavors of fresh, high-quality food ingredients,” said Sandi Snead,

JQH’S RENAISSANCE DALLAS RICHARDSON HOTEL HIRES STEPHANIE MCCLURE AS DIRECTOR OF SALES

Dallas/Richardson, Texas & Springfield, Mo. – September 28, 2016 – John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced that Stephanie McClure has joined the company as the new director of sales at JQH’s Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel located north of downtown Dallas. With 18 years of hospitality experience, including with Marriott brands and primarily based in Texas, McClure will oversee the sales and marketing team of this TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame hotel. The 335-room/suite, AAA Four Diamond hotel 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. Most recently, McClure served as vice president of training and leadership at Texas-based Pillar Hotels & Resorts, where she guided more than 100 general managers and sales leaders through the required Marriott Access Edge training as a Marriott Certified Coach. She also held the positions of regional vice president of sales and regional director of sales during her time

JQH Promotes Misty Wise to Director of Digital Strategy and e-Commerce

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced that Misty Wise has been promoted to director of digital strategy and e-commerce for the Springfield, Missouri-based company, which is a leading private, independent owner and manager of hotels in the United States. With 14 years of hospitality experience, Wise will be responsible for leading JQH in strategically leveraging digital platforms as well as key and new technologies with the company’s 35 hotels and more than 1 million square feet of superb meeting space. She will report to Jennifer Ridgely Torsleff, JQH’s senior director of revenue optimization. Torsleff said, “Backed by big picture, strategic thinking, Misty brings great value with her ability to immediately make an impact to JQH’s multi-brand hotel portfolio. Her ability to easily grasp new technologies is complemented by her extensive revenue management knowledge, which helps to connect the dots to the digital/e-commerce world.” Wise has been with JQH for eight years, most recently as a digital strategist. Her career with JQH also includes her roles as senior area revenue manager and

JQH NAMES SANAIDA GOODNER DIRECTOR OF SALES AT EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON NORTHWEST ARKANSAS

ROGERS, Ark. & Springfield, Mo. – August 23, 2016 – John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced that Sanaida Goodner is the new director of sales at the company’s Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas – Hotel, Spa & Convention Center in Rogers, Arkansas. With more than 10 years of hospitality experience, including an emphasis on the Arkansas luxury hotel market, Goodner will oversee the sales and marketing team of the upscale, 400-suite hotel just a short distance to Bentonville, Springdale and Fayetteville. Springfield-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. Most recently, Goodner served as director of group sales for the 418-room/suite Little Rock Marriott. Her career also includes multiple roles with The Peabody Little Rock, including director of group sales and sales manager, prior to the hotel converting to the Marriott brand. Goodner is active in the hospitality industry and the community, including as a member of Meeting Professionals International, National Coalition of

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