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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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

EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR GOES TO JQH’S EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON HOT SPRINGS HOTEL & SPA IN ARKANSAS

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. & SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – May 12, 2017 – John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced that the company’s Embassy Suites by Hilton Hot Springs Hotel & Spa in Arkansas is the recipient of the Employer of the Year Award by First Step, Inc. At First Step’s annual Supported Employment Banquet at the organization’s Hot Springs location, the 246-suite hotel was recognized for the property’s commitment to providing employment opportunities to individuals with disabilities. The upscale Embassy Suites by Hilton Hot Springs is operated by Springfield, Missouri-based JQH, which 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. On behalf of the Embassy Suites by Hilton Hot Springs, Nathan Gard, assistant general manager, and Marina Mueller, human resources director, accepted the award. Nearly 200 attendees were present, including individuals and their employers served through the Supported Employment Program, as well as family members, friends and honored guests from the Hot Springs and surrounding areas.

JQH LAUNCHES PURE GUESTROOMS IN SIX HOTELS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES FOR ENHANCED GUEST EXPERIENCE THROUGH INNOVATION

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – April 26, 2017 – John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced that as a part of the company’s commitment to innovation and an enhanced guest experience, JQH is collaborating with PURE Solutions to help create some of the freshest sleeping environments in the hospitality industry. Initially, JQH is launching PURE guestrooms in six of the award-winning company’s hotels spanning five states, including Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Tennessee and 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. With the PURE allergy-friendly hotel rooms, in-room filtration systems remove air particles, while surfaces are treated to minimize growth of bacteria. These hypoallergenic hotel accommodations are nearly 99.9 percent allergen-free. A PURE room is a room with dramatically improved air quality and a significant reduction in irritants for all sensitive travelers, especially those suffering from allergies and asthma. PURE rooms undergo an extensive multi-step conversion and maintenance process with all products used

LARGEST GATHERING OF VIETNAM VETERANS TO MEET IN LA VISTA, NEBRASKA ON APRIL 30 – MAY 1 FOR VISIT TO VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

WHAT The event includes largest organized Vietnam Veterans contingent from any U.S. state to visit Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. More than 650 Vietnam Veterans to gather at JQH’s Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha – La Vista Hotel & Conference Center in Nebraska to participate in Vietnam Veterans Flight – 2017: “The Final Mission.” Omaha, Nebraska-based non-profit Patriotic Productions has organized four planes and hundreds of volunteers to help ensure veterans from Nebraska have a memorable experience visiting Vietnam Veterans Memorial. From April 30 to May 1, 2017, various activities are slated for Vietnam Veterans and their families, including pre-flight dinner and program at hotel; Vietnam Veterans Memorial visit in Washington, D.C. with wreath presentation; local Home Front tour with wives; and welcome home celebration with thousands of greeters at Lincoln Airport. WHO More than 650 Vietnam Veterans* from Nebraska, hundreds of their wives and family members, and hundreds of volunteers *Fifty of the 652 Vietnam Veteran participants were awarded Purple Hearts, 10 received Distinguished Flying Cross, and 37 percent were exposed to Agent

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

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