Nashville/Franklin, Tenn. and Springfield, Mo. – April 20, 2016 – John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced that Karen Hamilton is the new director of sales at the company’s Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville South Cool Springs in Franklin, Tenn. With 22 years of hospitality experience, with an emphasis on the Nashville market and the Embassy Suites by Hilton brand, Hamilton will oversee the sales and marketing team of the 250-suite hotel located in the thriving Cool Springs Corporate Centre Office Park. Springfield, Mo.-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.

Most recently, Hamilton served as director of sales and marketing for the 296-suite Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville Airport, while working for Aimbridge Hospitality. Her experience also includes serving as area director of sales for the 330-suite Hilton Nashville Downtown and for the 125-room Union Station Hotel, with a combined 26,000 square feet of meeting space, while employed by Turnberry Associates. Hamilton’s career also includes her roles as a sales manager for InnLink, LLC and as a director of sales for TravelCLICK, Inc. In addition, she was director of sales and marketing for the 482-room/suite Sheraton Nashville Downtown, while with Davidson Hotels & Resorts. Hamilton received a Bachelor of Arts in labor relations from Michigan State University.

“Karen is a strategic addition to our Franklin hotel team. She is a well-known, collaborative hotel sales and marketing professional in the Nashville area, which is ideal for bringing together internal property departments and outside entities to achieve focused success in group and transient sales, as well as catering and convention services,” said Bob Niehaus, JQH’s regional vice president.

 

About Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville South Cool Springs

Located at 820 Crescent Centre Drive in Cool Springs Corporate Centre Office Park, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville South Cool Springs in Franklin, Tenn., is near several major businesses. Each spacious two-room 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 in Middle Tennessee features a fitness center, an indoor pool, and a sauna. 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 one of Nashville’s best sports bars at The Athletic Club Bar and Grille in the atrium. The 250-suite, nine-story hotel offers ample flexible meeting space, including a grand ballroom that accommodates 800 guests, smaller conference rooms, and an executive boardroom. The hotel is an active good steward of our environment and offers electric-car charging stations. For more information about Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville South Cool Springs, go to www.nashvillesouth.embassysuites.com, connect at www.facebook.com/EmbassySuitesNashvilleSouthCoolSprings, or call (615) 515-5151.

About Embassy Suites Hotels
Embassy Suites by Hilton, one of Hilton Worldwide’s 13 market-leading brands, is dedicated to delivering what matters most to travelers. The full service, upscale brand offers two-room suites, free made-to-order breakfast and a nightly two-hour reception with complimentary drinks and snacks. Both leisure and business travelers looking for a relaxed, yet sophisticated experience will feel right at home with brand-standard amenities like inviting atriums and complimentary 24-hour business and fitness centers. Embassy Suites by Hilton has 225 hotels with more than 40 in the pipeline. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels receive instant benefits, including an exclusive discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app. For more information, visit www.embassysuites.com, and connect with Embassy Suites by Hilton at news.embassysuites.com, www.facebook.com/embassysuiteshotels and www.twitter.com/EmbassySuites.

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 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.