Built to be the best, our commitment to delivering excellence is our bridge to a progressive, successful future.

With over 8,500+ Rooms and nearly one million square feet of meeting space, John Q Hammons Hotels & Resorts consistently ranks as one of the top hotel companies in the nation.

Built on a long standing legacy that has garnered numerous awards and accolades, John Q Hammons Hotels & Resorts consistently ranks as one of the top hotel companies in the nation.

With over 8,500 guest rooms and nearly one million square feet of meeting space spanning 16 states, John Q Hammons Hotels & Resorts is one of the largest private independent owners and hotel management companies in the United States. Our practical experience and a hands on approach has led us to long term profitability with a solid growing portfolio of full service hotels, convention centers and spas.

As we move forward we will blend our nearly five decades of experience and business acumen with an innovative, forward-thinking approach to ensure that John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts continues to set the standard in hospitality management and hotel development.

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John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts maintains a long tradition of quality with a renewed passion. We’re building upon this legacy of excellence and focusing on the future of the company, developing new properties that are sure to excel while continuing to outperform our competition.

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Our company strives to reach higher standards than those required by our individual brands. Hotels are expected to be quality leaders in their markets, and associates consistently go above and beyond the scope of their titles. Because of their hard work and dedication, we are not surprised to see our employees and properties recognized by their respective brands, as well as the industry and individual communities.

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Jacqueline Dowdy

Chief Executive Officer

The leader of our executive management team, Jacqueline A. Dowdy, has many years of unique experience in the hospitality industry, having worked with John Q. Hammons in various capacities since 1972. [read more]

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Joe Morrissey

Senior VP of Operations

As the Senior Vice President of Operations for the company, Joe Morrissey is responsible for maximizing the returns of each property under management, through a commitment to product quality, the management [read more]

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Greggory Groves

Senior VP and General Counsel

Greggory Groves is General Counsel for John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts. His responsibilities include real estate and financing transactions, hotel development activities, acquisitions / dispositions, operational [read more]

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Christopher Smith

Senior VP of Administration & Control

Christopher Smith contributes to the company’s overall success through conscientious oversight of the internal audit, accounting, procurement, and information technology departments. Mr. Smith’s expertise [read more]

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Phill Burgess

VP of Sales and Revenue Optimization

Phill Burgess leads the company’s efforts in sales and revenue optimization, creating innovative new approaches for capturing market share and growing the company’s revenue potential. His extensive experience  [ Read More ]

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Kent Foster

VP of Human Resources

Kent Foster’s role as Vice President of Human Resources includes acquiring and retaining the exceptional talent that is the backbone of John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts. With more than two decades’ experience  [ Read More ]

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Bill George

VP of Capital Planning and Asset Management

As John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts’ (JQH) vice president of capital planning and asset management, Bill George is responsible for leading and managing the execution of capital projects, hotel level [ Read More ]

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Rick Beran

VP of Food & Beverage

As the Vice President of Food and Beverage, Rick Beren will help deliver Mr. Hammons legacy of optimizing service standards, delivering top and bottom line performance, and maximizing the value of our food and  [ Read More ]

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Patrick Blache

VP Information Technology

Patrick strategically directs JQH IT at the corporate and portfolio levels leveraging cutting-edge technologies and strategies to ensure we deliver optimal technology service levels for our properties, guests [ Read More ]

A Legacy Of Giving

JQH’s formalized collaboration with Convoy of Hope aligns with our company’s pillar of community service established by John Q. Hammons and his wife, Juanita, more than 50 years ago. JQH’s Legacy of Giving will also complement the various cause-related opportunities our hotels currently participate in at the local level across the country.


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JQH Promotes Nick Larsen to Corporate Director of Revenue Optimization

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – November 14, 2017 – John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced that Nick Larsen has been promoted to corporate director of revenue optimization. With 15 years of revenue management experience at JQH, Larsen will be dedicated to the Hilton and independent brands within the company’s award-winning national portfolio. Larsen will report to Jennifer Torsleff, JQH’s senior director of revenue optimization. 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. “Nick has extensive experience with the Embassy Suites by Hilton brand and with developing successful revenue strategies for a range of markets,” Torsleff said. “His progression within the JQH revenue optimization leadership team also reflects his keen ability to collaborate with internal and external groups.” Larsen has 20 years of hospitality experience and is a certified revenue management executive (CRME). Prior to his promotion, Larsen served as an area revenue manager for JQH’s Embassy Suites by Hilton properties in Arkansas, which

JQH Hires Charles “Cee Jay” Jones Jr. as Association Sales Manager at Newly Renovated Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Frisco

DALLAS/FRISCO, Texas & SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – November 6, 2017 – John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced that Charles “Cee Jay” Jones Jr. has joined the company as association sales manager of JQH’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. Jones will serve as the point of contact for large association events at the completely refreshed Frisco Conference Center, connected to the 330-suite, 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence hotel. With more than 25 years of experience in hospitality and travel sales, Jones most recently served as sales manager for the Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas DFW Airport South in Irving, Texas, where he was responsible for the Texas association/SMERF business. The upscale 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. Jones

Southern Living Features Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa & Convention Center

This lakeside resort transforms its lobby into a sugar-filled gingerbread village with impressive (entirely edible) architecture made by a chef and volunteer team. This resort gives beautiful views and a comfortable home base for a holiday trip with your family. See more: “18 Reasons Why You Need to Visit Branson's Christmas Wonderland – .southernliving.com“

Four-Diamond Chateau On The Lake Resort & Spa In Missouri Offering “Ozark Mountain Christmas Package”

. . . Package Includes Tickets to Branson’s Silver Dollar City, which will Celebrate “An Old Time Christmas” Festival with 6.5 Million Lights, 1,000 Decorated Christmas Trees, A 5-Story Special Effects Christmas Tree & Two Broadway-Style Shows BRANSON, MO (October 2017) – Chateau on the Lake Resort & Spa, recipient of the prestigious AAA Four-Diamond rating for 19 consecutive years, is offering a special holiday package called the “Ozark Mountain Christmas Package” from November 4 -December 31, 2017. Situated in Missouri’s picturesque Ozark Mountains overlooking scenic and pristine Table Rock Lake, just minutes from the many attractions and shows of popular Branson, the resort will be elegantly decorated throughout with festive Christmas décor. This will include a life-sized Nativity with pieces from the world-renowned Fontanini Collection, and an impressive gingerbread/candy houses display. The “Ozark Mountain Christmas Package” includes:  two nights’ accommodations in a spacious guest room; $25 dining credit at the resort, for use during the stay; a specially-selected Chateau on the Lake Christmas ornament; use of the indoor pool, hot tub, fitness facilities, and