Springfield, Mo. – May 5, 2016 – John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced that Betsy Kinnear has joined the company as corporate director of brand revenue optimization. With 25 years of hospitality experience, Kinnear will be dedicated to the IHG, Marriott, Starwood and independent brands within the JQH award-winning national portfolio. Kinnear will oversee a team of area revenue managers located nationwide. She will report to Jennifer Torsleff, JQH’s senior director of revenue optimization. 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, Kinnear served as vice president of sales and revenue for Alliance Hospitality Inc., where her responsibilities spanned a diverse hotel portfolio. While with the company, she also worked as corporate director of revenue management/e-commerce. Her impressive hospitality career also includes serving as regional revenue manager for Red Roof Inn/Accor-North America and as revenue manager for Columbus Marriott Northwest, among other roles. Kinnear has been recognized with six Marriott awards for customer service and as a multi-year member of the Winegardner & Hammons Platinum Club for being one of the top five revenue managers. She is a former board member of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI)/Ohio chapter.

“Betsy brings in-depth understanding of revenue management and proven success in sales to JQH. We are thrilled to have her as a talented addition to our JQH corporate revenue leadership team,” Torsleff said.

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.