Nashville/Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Springfield, Mo. – March 17, 2016 – John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced that Denise Coop Tinney is the new director of sales at the company’s Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville SE – Murfreesboro in Tennessee. Tinney brings 19 years of hospitality experience to the 283-suite hotel, which features the largest convention space in Middle Tennessee outside of Davidson County. Springfield, Mo.-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.

Tinney previously served as the director of sales and marketing for the 410-room/suite Sheraton Music City in Nashville. Her career also includes her role as the director of sales and marketing for the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Nashville − Downtown, where she achieved the honor of “Director of Sales of the Year” and “Hotel of the Year” for multiple years. In addition, her extensive multi-brand experience includes director of sales and marketing positions for Hilton, Marriott, Radisson, Sheraton, Westin and independent brands. She plans to be engaged in JQH’s Legacy of Giving joint cause initiative with Convoy of Hope focused on feeding the world’s hungry children and tackling systemic poverty in the United States and globally.

According to Bob Niehaus, JQH’s regional vice president, Tinney brings extensive experience with building dynamic hospitality teams and vast knowledge of the Tennessee market to JQH’s upscale Murfreesboro property, which was recently awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame status for consistently earning outstanding traveler reviews for five consecutive years.

“Denise is a performance-focused leader with a history in Tennessee for delivering hospitality growth,” Niehaus said. “Her strong communications and team-building skills will help drive our hotel goals for increased convention business and social catering.”

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. 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, 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 283-suite, 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 Facebook.

About Embassy Suites Hotels
Embassy Suites by Hilton, one of Hilton Worldwide’s 13 market-leading brands, is dedicated to delivering what matters most to travelers. The full service, upscale brand offers two-room suites, free made-to-order breakfast and a nightly two-hour reception with complimentary drinks and snacks. Both leisure and business travelers looking for a relaxed, yet sophisticated experience will feel right at home with brand-standard amenities like inviting atriums and complimentary 24-hour business and fitness centers. Embassy Suites by Hilton has 225 hotels with more than 40 in the pipeline. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels receive instant benefits, including an exclusive discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app. For more information, visit, and connect with Embassy Suites by Hilton at, and

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