JQH HIRES JEFFREY FORK AS DIRECTOR OF SALES AT EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON HAMPTON ROADS IN VIRGINIA
HAMPTON, Va. & SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – June 21, 2017 – John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced that Jeffrey Fork is the new director of sales at the company’s Embassy Suites by Hilton Hampton Roads – Hotel, Convention Center & Spa in Virginia. Fork brings 19 years of experience in hospitality, including in the Hampton market, to the 295-suite hotel, which is connected by a covered walkway to the Hampton Roads Convention Center. Fork will supervise this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame hotel’s sales and marketing team. Embassy Suites by Hilton Hampton Roads 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.
“Jeffrey brings extensive communications and training skills to our Hampton hotel teams,” said Phill Burgess, JQH’s vice president of sales and revenue optimization. “In addition to having knowledge of the local hospitality market, he also has proven experience in food and beverage, convention services, and all aspects of sales and operations at full service hotels, making him a true asset.”
Fork’s hospitality career includes serving as complex director of sales and marketing at the Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront and at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Melbourne Beach Oceanfront in Florida on behalf of Westmont Hospitality Group. He was awarded Westmont Hospitality Group’s “Best Year Over Year RevPAR Growth 2014.” Fork served in several roles with Chesapeake Hospitality, including as general manager of the Crowne Plaza Wilmington North in Delaware, as general manager and director of sales and marketing of the Crowne Plaza Hampton – Marina Hotel in Virginia, and as convention services manager of the now branded DoubleTree by Hilton Jacksonville Riverfront in Florida. Fork attended The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
“I’m pleased to be back in beautiful Hampton,” Fork said. “I look forward to working with the hotel teams on offering unique packages and to collaborating with area economic, tourism and business leaders to drive demand.”
About Embassy Suites by Hilton Hampton Roads – Hotel, Convention Center & Spa
Located at 1700 Coliseum Drive, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Hampton Roads – Hotel, Convention Center & Spa in Virginia is connected to the Hampton Roads Convention Center via a covered walkway, providing access to more than 190,000 square feet of combined meeting space. 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. 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 restaurant for Southern cuisine or stop by Caffeina’s cyber café, where Starbucks® coffee is served. Guests can indulge in a massage or facial at the luxurious on-site Spa Botanica. For more information about the Embassy Suites by Hilton Hampton Roads, go to www.embassysuiteshampton.com, connect at www.facebook.com/EmbassySuitesHamptonRoads, or call (757) 827-8200.
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.