ROGERS, Ark. & Springfield, Mo. – August 23, 2016 – John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced that Sanaida Goodner is the new director of sales at the company’s Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas – Hotel, Spa & Convention Center in Rogers, Arkansas. With more than 10 years of hospitality experience, including an emphasis on the Arkansas luxury hotel market, Goodner will oversee the sales and marketing team of the upscale, 400-suite hotel just a short distance to Bentonville, Springdale and Fayetteville. Springfield-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, Goodner served as director of group sales for the 418-room/suite Little Rock Marriott. Her career also includes multiple roles with The Peabody Little Rock, including director of group sales and sales manager, prior to the hotel converting to the Marriott brand. Goodner is active in the hospitality industry and the community, including as a member of Meeting Professionals International, National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners, Religious Conference Management Association, and Children’s Protection Center. She has been recognized with numerous performance awards throughout her career, including manager of the year and manager of the quarter. Goodner attended University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

“Sanaida is an achiever and a strong addition to our Northwest Arkansas hotel team,” said Tony Moody, JQH’s regional vice president. “Sanaida’s in-depth knowledge of the vast territory and her polished managerial skills are ideal for leading the sales team at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Rogers.”

About Embassy Suites by Hilton Northwest Arkansas – Hotel, Spa & Convention Center

Located at 3303 Pinnacle Hills Parkway, JQH’s Embassy Suites by Hilton Northwest Arkansas – Hotel, Spa & Convention Center in Rogers, Arkansas, is near home offices of major businesses, including Walmart and Tyson Foods. 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 features a fitness center, heated indoor pool, whirlpool and 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 nine-story, open-air atrium. Guests can also enjoy Cedar Creek Bistro restaurant for American-style dining or stop by Caffeina’s cyber café, where Starbucks® coffee is served. The 400-suite hotel is connected to the John Q. Hammons Center providing 80,000 square feet of event space. Guests can also indulge in a massage or facial at the luxurious on-site Spa Botanica. For more information about Embassy Suites by Hilton Northwest Arkansas – Hotel, Spa & Convention Center, go to, connect at, or call (479) 254-8400.


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.