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 HOTELS IN COLORADO AND TENNESSEE HONORED FOR QUALITY PERFORMANCE AND COMMUNITY SERVICE AT HILTON ALL SUITES BRANDS CELEBRATION

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – March 1, 2017 – John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced that the company’s Embassy Suites by Hilton properties in Loveland, Colorado, and Murfreesboro, Tennessee, achieved two of 12 awards recently presented at the 2016 Hilton All Suites Brands Celebration in Las Vegas. The upscale hotels were recognized for quality performance and community service from among more than 230 Embassy Suites by Hilton properties around the world. 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. “Quality service and community service are two key pillars of JQH’s operational philosophy,” said Joe Morrissey, JQH’s senior vice president of operations. “We appreciate the feedback that we are delivering on these important commitments and feel honored to be recognized at the Hilton All Suites Brands Celebration. We also commend our hotel teams for their passion and hard work to deliver on a job well done.” JQH’s 263-suite Embassy Suites by Hilton – Loveland

JQH PROMOTES MISTY WILLIAMS TO DIRECTOR OF SALES AT EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON HUNTSVILLE IN ALABAMA

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. & SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – February 23, 2017 – John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced that Misty Williams has advanced to director of sales at the company’s Embassy Suites by Hilton Huntsville Hotel & Spa in Alabama. Williams previously served as a sales manager at the upscale, 295-suite hotel connected via skybridge to the Von Braun Center. With more than 13 years of hospitality experience, primarily in Huntsville, Williams will supervise this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame hotel’s sales and marketing team. 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. “Misty has proven to be a highly effective member of our hotel team and contributes to a positive culture that inspires success,” said Sandi Snead, general manager of JQH’s Embassy Suites by Hilton Huntsville Hotel & Spa. Prior to joining JQH in 2015 as a sales manager of the

JQH APPOINTS PATRICK BLACHE TO VICE PRESIDENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – February 21, 2017 – John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced that Patrick Blache has been promoted to vice president of information technology. He previously served as corporate senior director of information technology for the Springfield, Missouri-based company, which is a leading private, independent owner and manager of hotels in the United States. With more than 18 years of comprehensive experience in a multi-site, multi-host, network environment, Blache is responsible for continuing to guide JQH’s IT strategy at the corporate and portfolio levels, including 35 hotels and more than 1 million square feet of superb meeting space. He is located in JQH’s headquarters in Springfield and reports to Christopher Smith, JQH’s senior vice president of administration and control. “Patrick has proven to be a talented strategist and leader as he has guided JQH through the necessary investments in bandwidth and infrastructure to ensure heightened service at JQH’s thousands of guest rooms and expansive meeting spaces nationwide,” Smith said. “Under Patrick’s direction, we are pleased to be one of the hotel

JQH’S EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON OMAHA − LA VISTA TO HOST HUNDREDS OF VIETNAM VETERANS IN NEBRASKA PRIOR TO FLIGHT TO VISIT VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL IN WASHINGTON D.C.

OMAHA/LA VISTA, Neb. & SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – February 9, 2017 – John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced that the company’s Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha − La Vista Hotel & Conference Center in Nebraska is continuing to collaborate with Omaha, Nebraska-based non-profit Patriotic Productions to honor our U.S. military. The 257-suite hotel is planning to host more than 600 Vietnam Veterans on May 1, 2017, prior to the veterans’ participating in a Vietnam Veterans Flight to Washington D.C. from Nebraska that is being organized by Patriotic Productions. Four planes are reserved for this landmark occasion, with the event being touted as the largest organized Vietnam Veterans contingent to visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial from any U.S. state. 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. “Supporting those men and women who have bravely served in our United States Armed Forces is a shared commitment across the JQH national hotel portfolio,” said

JQH NAMES SANDY CLINTON DIRECTOR OF SALES AT EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON SAN MARCOS IN TEXAS

SAN MARCOS, Texas & SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – January 30, 2017 – John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced that Sandy Clinton is the new director of sales at the company’s 283-suite Embassy Suites by Hilton San Marcos Hotel, Conference Center & Spa in San Marcos, Texas. Clinton joins JQH with more than 18 years of hospitality experience, including hands-on knowledge of Hays and Bexar Counties and university market expertise in Texas. 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. Clinton’s career includes roles as regional director of sales for San Antonio, Texas-based ABH Hospitality Management and as global sales director − state government and associations for Irving, Texas-based La Quinta Hotel Management. She also worked at the Hilton College Station & Conference Center located near Texas A&M University. She was responsible for sales and marketing efforts for the 303-room hotel, which features 27,000 square feet of meeting space. Clinton is a Certified

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