SIOUX FALLS, S.D., AND SPRINGFIELD, Mo.– September 1, 2015 – John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced the appointment of Becky Vealey to general manager of the company’s owned and operated Sheraton Sioux Falls & Convention Center in South Dakota. Vealey, an 18-year veteran of JQH, will be responsible for overseeing operation of the 243-room/suite, upscale hotel and maintaining high quality standards and guest satisfaction. Springfield, Mo.-based JQH is a leading private, independent owner and manager of hotels in the United States. The company also operates more than 5.4 million gross square feet of superb meeting and convention space.

“Becky is a true motivator of people and has a proven drive that transcends into results, as reflected by her other successful assignments with JQH. We foresee her being a great leader at the Sheraton Sioux Falls,” said Tony Moody, JQH regional vice president.

Most recently, Vealey served as director of sales and marketing for JQH’s award-winning Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville SE – Murfreesboro in Tennessee, ranked among the top performing Embassy Suites across the Americas. During her nine years with the Murfreesboro property, she was recognized for many accomplishments, including Embassy Suites Director of Sales of the Year, Murfreesboro Magazine Women in Business, and JQH Sales Leadership in Excellence. She also worked as opening director of sales and marketing for JQH’s Embassy Suites by Hilton Hampton Roads – Hotel, Spa and Convention Center in Virginia, and as director of sales and marketing for JQH’s Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston in West Virginia. Vealey is active in the communities in which she lives and works, with a special interest in early childhood literacy.

“I’m so pleased to continue my journey within JQH. I appreciate the company’s strong values and emphasis on maintaining high quality properties, so we can focus on an exceptional guest experience,” Vealey said. “I look forward to collaborating with the Sioux Falls Convention Center and Denny Sanford PREMIER Center to help attract group business to the area.”

About Sheraton Sioux Falls & Convention Center
Located at 1211 N. West Avenue, the Sheraton Sioux Falls & Convention Center completed a $6.5 million renovation in 2014. The 243-room/suite property is conveniently located 1.2 miles from Elmwood Golf Course and 2.5 miles from the Sioux Falls Regional Airport. Guestrooms feature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper® Beds, 32-inch flat-screen televisions, oversized desks, microwaves and coffeemakers. A sampling of amenities includes heated indoor pool and whirlpool, sundeck, exercise room and free airport shuttle. Several on-site dining options are available, including a grill restaurant, a lounge/bar and a Starbucks® coffee shop. Sheraton Club Rooms provide exclusive access to the hotel’s Sheraton Club Lounge, a common space to gather with others and to enjoy complimentary breakfast, evening hors d’oeuvres, WiFi, and more. Free WiFi is also available in the business center. The hotel offers the state-of-the-art Sheraton Fitness Programmed by Core® Performance, which features cardio and weight-training equipment, as well as space for floor exercises and stretching. In the lobby, the Link@SheratonSM experienced with Microsoft® provides PC workstations, laptop docking, printing and wireless high speed Internet access — all complimentary to guests.

If planning anything from a convention to a wedding, the hotel’s team of professionals can help tailor the ideal event. The hotel’s renovated meeting space, including attractive new seating, lighting, carpet and wall vinyl, is conveniently connected to the Sioux Falls Convention Center by an enclosed walkway and also near the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. The hotel’s modernized 97,400 square feet of meeting space — including ballrooms and exhibition space — can accommodate up to 6,000 people. For more information, call (605) 331-0100, go to www.sheraton.com/siouxfalls, or connect with the hotel on Facebook.

About John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts
Springfield, Mo.-based John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) is a leading private, independent owner and manager of hotels in the United States, representing brands such as: Marriott, Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Sheraton, IHG, Chateau on the Lake Resort / Spa & Convention Center, and Plaza Hotels Collection. With a portfolio of nearly 70 hotels representing approximately 16,500 guest rooms/suites in 24 states, JQH’s properties are dominant in their markets. Founded on the extraordinary vision of John Q. Hammons and built on his continued legacy of excellence spanning more than 50 years, JQH 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. Go to www.jqhhotels.com for more information, or connect with JQH on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.