SAN MARCOS, Texas & SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – January 30, 2017 – John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced that Sandy Clinton is the new director of sales at the company’s 283-suite Embassy Suites by Hilton San Marcos Hotel, Conference Center & Spa in San Marcos, Texas. Clinton joins JQH with more than 18 years of hospitality experience, including hands-on knowledge of Hays and Bexar Counties and university market expertise in 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.

Clinton’s career includes roles as regional director of sales for San Antonio, Texas-based ABH Hospitality Management and as global sales director − state government and associations for Irving, Texas-based La Quinta Hotel Management. She also worked at the Hilton College Station & Conference Center located near Texas A&M University. She was responsible for sales and marketing efforts for the 303-room hotel, which features 27,000 square feet of meeting space. Clinton is a Certified Sales Manager with multiple hotel brands, including Hilton, IHG, and La Quinta Hotels. She also achieved the status of Certified Tourism Ambassador in San Antonio. As an active member in the business community, she has participated in the Society of Government Meeting Planners (SGMP Austin Chapter), the San Antonio Global Business Travel Association (SAGBTA), the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, and the San Antonio Relocation Council. For the past three years, Clinton has been a volunteer with the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio. She studied business administration at Sul Ross State University in Texas.

“Sandy’s enthusiastic, collaborative work style and strong background in developing successful sales teams make her a true asset. We welcome her to the JQH family,” said Larry Cooper, general manager of the Embassy Suites by Hilton San Marcos.

About Embassy Suites by Hilton San Marcos

The Embassy Suites by Hilton San Marcos is ideal for a range of meetings and conventions, including car shows, large equipment trade shows, comic book conferences, cooking demonstration events, university-related events, business expos, galas and more. The hotel features 78,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including the 28,800-square-foot Veramendi Ballroom. Each spacious two-room hotel suite includes 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, heated outdoor pool, and whirlpool. 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 enjoy the Rocky River Grille for delicious dishes or stop by Caffeina’s Marketplace Café for fresh sandwiches, wraps and salads. Guests can also indulge in a massage or facial at the luxurious on-site Spa Botanica. Located at 1001 E. McCarty Lane in San Marcos, close to Tanger and Premium Outlet Centers and Centerpoint Plaza and approximately a 10-minute drive to Texas State University, the Embassy Suites by Hilton San Marcos can be reached at (512) 392-6450. For more information, visit www.sanmarcos.embassysuites.com and www.facebook.com/EmbassySuitesSanMarcos.

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.