JQH Adds Two Corporate Directors Of Revenue Optimization For Key Brands In National Hotel Portfolio
Carol Davey and Colleen Schuyler-Vinsand to Support Hilton, IHG, Marriott and
Starwood Brands for JQH
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Oct. 6, 2014 – John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced the newest additions to its revenue optimization team. Carol Davey and Colleen Schuyler-Vinsand join as corporate directors of revenue optimization dedicated to the Hilton, IHG, Marriott and Starwood brands within the JQH award-winning national portfolio. They will report to Vickie Callahan, senior director of revenue optimization, JQH. Springfield, Mo.-based JQH is the largest private, independent owner and manager of hotels in the United States.
“Carol and Colleen bring a wealth of multi-brand revenue management experience to JQH that we plan to leverage nationwide to ensure all hotel revenue streams are successfully maximized,” Callahan said.
Davey brings 17 years of expertise in revenue management and reservations to JQH, including with well-known brands Hilton, Starwood and Wyndham. Most recently, she served as regional director of revenue management for Interstate Hotels & Resorts. In her new position, Davey will work closely with the JQH regional directors of sales to ensure all hotel revenue streams are maximized with the right segments and through the right channels. She will focus on the company’s 36 Hilton branded properties, including Embassy Suites, Hampton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Homewood Suites, including the #1 Embassy Suites in the world in Loveland, Colo.
Schuyler-Vinsand served as regional director of revenue management for Interstate Hotels & Resorts prior to joining JQH. Over her 30 years in the hospitality industry, she has held key leadership positions within the sales and revenue management arena, including with Marriott Corp., Sunstone Hospitality Management and Vail Resorts Inc. Schuyler-Vinsand brings in-depth knowledge of the various regions of the United States, having lived and/or worked across the country, including in Hawaii. Her career also includes time in Moscow. In her new role, she will provide leadership support to JQH’s regional directors of sales for the 36 IHG, Marriott and Starwood branded hotels spanning the Courtyard, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Marriott, Renaissance, Residence Inn and Sheraton properties.
Phill Burgess, vice president of sales & revenue optimization, JQH, added, “The addition of Carol and Colleen to JQH’s revenue optimization team allows us to immediately take a more sophisticated approach to total hotel profit. Both corporate directors are performance-based, seasoned collaborators that bring extensive knowledge of revenue management with top hotel brands.”
About John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts
Springfield, Mo.-based John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) is the largest private, independent owner and manager of hotels in the United States, representing brands such as: Marriott, Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Sheraton, IHG, Chateau on the Lake Resort / Spa & Convention Center, and Plaza Hotels Collection. With a portfolio of 78 hotels representing nearly 19,000 guest rooms/suites in 24 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, John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts continues to set the standard in hospitality management and hotel development. For more information about JQH, visit the company’s website at www.jqhhotels.com or www.facebook.com/jqhhotelsresorts.