JQH PROMOTES MICHÈLE GELLER TO DIRECTOR OF CONVENTION SERVICES, CATERING AND EVENT SALES AT NEWLY RENOVATED EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON DALLAS FRISCO
John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) has promoted Michèle Geller to director of convention services, catering and event sales at the Springfield, Missouri-based company’s newly renovated Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Frisco Hotel, Convention Center & Spa located north of Dallas near the $5 Billion Mile development. Geller previously served as senior sales manager for the 330-suite hotel connected to the completely refreshed Frisco Conference Center. (Photo: Business Wire).
DALLAS & FRISCO, Texas & SPRINGFIELD, Mo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced that Michèle Geller has been promoted to director of convention services, catering and event sales at the company’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. With 27 years of hospitality experience, Geller previously served as senior sales manager for the 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence hotel. In her new role, she will manage the catering and event services team while maximizing event revenues, convention services efficiencies, and the overall guest experience. Geller will report to Mike Woodfin, hotel director of sales. She will also serve as the point of contact for the numerous foundation and large catering events at the completely refreshed Frisco Conference Center, connected to the 330-suite Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Frisco. The upscale hotel 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.
“Michèle’s enthusiasm for the hospitality industry is apparent in her approach to business. Her work ethic is to be commended. She has an impressive ability to build client relationships that others can learn from,” said Mike Woodfin, director of sales at JQH’s Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Frisco Hotel, Convention Center & Spa. “We are pleased to extend the opportunity for Michèle to expand her hotel responsibilities and to build on her successes with JQH.”
While senior sales manager at JQH’s Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Frisco, Geller exceeded goals year over year by 20 percent on average, tripling production in her market over seven years. She was recipient of the hotel’s 2016 Manager of the Year Award. She was responsible for new business development and organic growth of existing client relationships. She also assisted the hotel director of sales with training and best practices for sales staff. Prior to JQH, Geller served as national sales manager for InterContinental Dallas, where she was consistently a top team producer. Her career also includes meeting and catering management positions with Starwood Hotels and Resorts and Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Geller has a Bachelor of Hotel Administration from the Hotelschool The Hague in Amsterdam, ranked among the top hospitality business schools in the world. She majored in international sales and marketing. Geller is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP). She serves on the 2017 Travel, Exposition and Meeting Management Advisory Committee for Richland College in Dallas. Besides English, Geller is fluent in Dutch, French and German.
“Michèle has an in-depth understanding of the world traveler, the Dallas-area hospitality market, the Embassy Suites by Hilton brand, and the JQH culture,” said Rich Lundt, general manager of JQH’s Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Frisco Hotel, Convention Center & Spa. “Her strategic approach to building business works well in the dynamic Dallas market.”
About Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Frisco Hotel, Convention Center & Spa
Located at 7600 John Q. Hammons Drive in Frisco, the newly renovated Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Frisco Hotel, Convention Center & Spa in Texas is adjacent to the Dr Pepper Ballpark and connected to the Frisco Conference Center, which also received a complete makeover. With 90,000 square feet of versatile meeting space, the updated facilities with modern fixtures offer the third-largest ballroom in Texas. The stylish hotel is less than a mile from the Ford Center at The Star and is also close to several major business headquarters, millions of square feet of shopping, and the $5 Billion Mile under development. Each spacious two-room hotel 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 and an indoor pool. PURE allergy-friendly rooms with air purification systems are also available. 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 open-air atrium. Guests can also dine at Cyprus Grille for a casual, relaxed environment or stop by Caffeina’s Café for an American fare menu with a Texas twist. Guests can indulge in a massage or facial at the luxurious on-site Spa Botanica. For more information about the Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Frisco Hotel, Convention Center & Spa, go to www.embassysuitesfrisco.com, connect at www.facebook.com/embassysuitesbyhiltondallasfrisco, or call (972) 712-7200.
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 www.jqhhotels.com for more information, or connect with JQH on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.