Charlotte/Concord, N.C. – July 2, 2012 – John Q. Hammons’ Embassy Suites Charlotte – Concord/Golf Resort & Spa in North Carolina recently received $5,000 as recipient of the Embassy Suites Hotels “I Can Make A Difference” award in recognition of the hotel’s community outreach Haiti Project.  The 308-suite golf resort, spa and 80,000-square-foot conference center elected to share award proceeds with two organizations it collaborated with to repurpose donated high quality hotel pillowcases into girls’ dresses for charitable disbursement in Haiti.  Embassy Suites Charlotte – Concord is operated by Springfield, Mo.-based John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, the largest private, independent owner and manager of hotels in the United States.

The Eco Carolinas Certified “champion” hotel divided the donation between OFCB Ministries in Haiti and Greater Providence Baptist Church in Charlotte, which plans to use the funds to kick off a seniors-focus initiative.  OFCB Ministries in Haiti looks to support a local school with its $2,500 gift.

“It is so rewarding to see how simple gestures like repurposing hotel pillowcases can make such a big difference in so many lives,” said Terry Crawford, general manager of Embassy Suites Charlotte Concord/Golf Resort & Spa.  “We feel fortunate to be a part of such a collaborative community and look forward to continuing to find ways to lend a hand up.”

About Embassy Suites Charlotte – Concord Hotels & Spa

The 308-suite golf resort, spa and adjoining 80,000-gross-square-foot conference center overlook the area’s premier municipal course at Rocky River Golf Club, also managed by John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, and are located minutes from the popular Concord Mills Mall and Charlotte Motor Speedway.  In addition to beautifully decorated suites with the new Embassy Essentials Bedding Collection and amenities to make guests feel at home, guests and local residents can enjoy the upscale, casual fare at Rocky River Grille lounge and restaurant.  Caffeina’s Internet Café, located in the open garden atrium of the hotel, is a great place to relax and enjoy a coffee.  With a variety of full-service spa treatments, the hotel’s Spa Botanica pampers guests and Charlotte – Concord residents.  The hotel offers 24-hour room service, same-day dry cleaning, complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and a nightly Manager’s Receptionwith complimentary beverages.  Other features include a fitness center, indoor pool and sundeck.  To make a reservation, please call (704) 455-8200 or go to www.embassysuitesconcord.com.  The Embassy Suites Charlotte – Concord also can be booked under the following GDS codes: Amadeus CLT540, Sabre 28002, Apollo 30973 and Worldspan 5599.

About John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts

Springfield, Mo.-based John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts is the largest private, independent owner and manager of hotels in the United States, representing brands such as:  Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center; Courtyard by Marriott; Embassy Suites Hotels; Hampton Inn & Suites; Hilton; Holiday Inn; Homewood Suites by Hilton; Marriott; Plaza Hotels Collection; Radisson; Renaissance; Residence Inn by Marriott; and Sheraton.  With a portfolio of 78 hotels representing nearly 19,000 guest rooms/suites in 24 states, John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts’ properties are dominant in their markets.  Founded on the extraordinary vision of John Q. Hammons and built on his legacy of excellence spanning more than 50 years, John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts has become one of the most recognized and award-winning companies in the hospitality industry.  Built to be the best, John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts continues to set the standard in hospitality management and hotel development.  For more information about John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, visit the company’s website at www.jqhhotels.com or www.facebook.com/jqhhotelsresorts.