JQH Appoints Mike Woodfin as Director of Sales at Newly Renovated Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Frisco
DALLAS & FRISCO, Texas & SPRINGFIELD, Mo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced that Mike Woodfin has been named director of sales at the company’s newly renovated Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Frisco Hotel, Convention Center & Spa in Texas, which is located north of Dallas near the $5 Billion Mile development. With more than 17 years of sales and operations experience, including six years with JQH, Woodfin will supervise this 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence hotel’s sales and marketing team. He previously served as director of sales at JQH’s Courtyard by Marriott Dallas Allen at the John Q. Hammons Center, also located in a suburb north of Dallas. Connected to the completely refreshed Frisco Conference Center, the 330-suite Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Frisco is owned and operated by Springfield, Missouri-based JQH, a leading private, independent owner and manager of hotels in the United States. JQH also operates more than 1 million square feet of superb meeting space.
“Mike is an award-winning sales professional that exudes passion for the hospitality industry. He returns to JQH’s Dallas Frisco property with hands-on knowledge of this hotel and the local community,” said Rich Lundt, general manager of JQH’s Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Frisco Hotel, Convention Center & Spa. “We are thrilled for Mike to lead our Dallas Frisco sales team during such a very exciting time for our hotel with our multi-million dollar makeover and for Frisco as the city experiences dynamic growth.”
Prior to returning to JQH’s Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Frisco, Woodfin served as director of sales at JQH’s Courtyard by Marriott Dallas Allen at the John Q. Hammons Center for nearly three years. At JQH’s 228-room/suite Dallas Allen property, Woodfin oversaw a sales team that exceeded overall revenue goals, including the hotel’s achieving its best catering year in 2016. His hospitality career also includes serving as group sales manager for the Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West in Dallas, where he was named a member of Omni’s President Circle for exceeding sales goals for three consecutive years. He also worked as director of audio visual at PSAV Presentation Services in Dallas, where his clients included large hotels in the Dallas area. Woodfin graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing from Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He is active in the professional and civic communities and has served as a board member of the Dallas Fort Worth Association Executives and for the Frisco Family YMCA, where he was Chair of the Leadership Committee.
“We are very excited for Mike to return to the Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Frisco in a sales leadership capacity,” said Jeff Spence, JQH’s regional director of sales. “Mike has a superb reputation within the Dallas hospitality and event planning community. His enthusiastic approach to developing collaborative teams and successful business strategies works well within the JQH culture.”
About Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Frisco Hotel, Convention Center & Spa
Located at 7600 John Q. Hammons Drive in Frisco, the newly renovated Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Frisco Hotel, Convention Center & Spa in Texas is adjacent to the Dr Pepper Ballpark and connected to the Frisco Conference Center, which also received a complete makeover. With 90,000 square feet of versatile meeting space, the updated facilities with modern fixtures offer the third-largest ballroom in Texas. The stylish hotel is less than a mile from the Ford Center at The Star and is also close to several major business headquarters, millions of square feet of shopping, and the $5 Billion Mile under development. Each spacious two-room hotel suite features a separate living room with a sofa bed and two TVs. Guests can enjoy internet access, a large desk with ergonomic chair, a mini-refrigerator, and a microwave. The contemporary hotel features a fitness center and an indoor pool. PURE allergy-friendly rooms with air purification systems are also available. Guests can start their day with a free made-to-order breakfast. A nightly two-hour reception with complimentary drinks and snacks is offered in the hotel’s open-air atrium. Guests can also dine at Cyprus Grille for a casual, relaxed environment or stop by Caffeina’s Café for an American fare menu with a Texas twist. Guests can indulge in a massage or facial at the luxurious on-site Spa Botanica. For more information about the Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Frisco Hotel, Convention Center & Spa, go to www.embassysuitesfrisco.com, connect at www.facebook.com/embassysuitesbyhiltondallasfrisco, or call (972) 712-7200.
About John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts
Springfield, Missouri-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 35 hotels representing approximately 8,500 guest rooms/suites in 16 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, JQH 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.