NASHVILLE/MURFREESBORO, Tenn. & SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – May 30, 2017 – John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced that Annebeth Black is the new director of sales for the company’s 283-suite Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville SE – Murfreesboro in Tennessee. Black returns to JQH, bringing with her 18 years of sales and marketing experience in the hospitality industry, with an emphasis on managing convention services. The Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville SE – Murfreesboro features the largest convention space in Middle Tennessee outside of Davidson County. 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.

Black most recently served as director of sales and marketing for the Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Denver/Downtown in Colorado on behalf of White Lodging Services. In May 2016, she was awarded the 2015 Hyatt House Marketing Leader of the Year. While with JQH for nine years, Black served as director of sales at the Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Hotel and Convention Center in Colorado and also at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha Downtown/Old Market in Nebraska. Prior to JQH, she was catering sales manager for The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa in Denver, Colorado, where she was awarded Manager of the Quarter. Her experience in Colorado also includes serving as convention services manager for two Colorado Springs properties, including for formerly branded Wyndham Hotel Colorado Springs and for The Antlers. Black was recognized as Manager of the Quarter at both properties. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in public relations from Spring Hill College in Alabama. Black is active in industry organizations and with volunteer opportunities, including with several local hospitality and travel associations, Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International, Parent Teacher Association, Special Olympics, and Young Professionals Council.

“We are pleased to welcome Annebeth back to JQH and to once again leverage her dynamic skills as a team builder and business strategist,” said Bob Niehaus, JQH’s regional vice president. “We are confident Annebeth will deliver impressive sales management and optimum results.”

About Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville SE − Murfreesboro

Located in Middle Tennessee approximately 30 minutes from downtown Nashville, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville SE – Murfreesboro is near several major business hubs and Middle Tennessee State University. The upscale hotel is a recipient of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame status for consistently earning outstanding traveler reviews for five consecutive years. At the Hilton All Suites Brands Celebration this year, the property received the 2016 National Stewardship Award for community service.

Each spacious two-room suite of the Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville SE – Murfreesboro 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. Additional hotel features include a fitness center, an indoor pool, and sun terrace. Guests can start their day with a free made-to-order breakfast or stop by the Wi-Fi-enabled Caffeina’s Coffee Marketplace for a bagel and coffee. A nightly two-hour reception with complimentary drinks and snacks is offered in the hotel’s open-air atrium. Guests can dine on Tennessee favorites at the Gateway Grille. The 10-story hotel offers 43,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including a 28,800-square-foot grand ballroom. U-MediSpa is on-site at the hotel and specializes in state-of-the-art skin rejuvenation procedures and spa services. Located at 1200 Conference Center Boulevard in Murfreesboro, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville SE – Murfreesboro can be reached at (615) 890-4464. Visit for more information or connect with the hotel on

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 for more information, or connect with JQH on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.