Dallas/Richardson, Texas & Springfield, Mo. – September 28, 2016 – John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced that Stephanie McClure has joined the company as the new director of sales at JQH’s Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel located north of downtown Dallas. With 18 years of hospitality experience, including with Marriott brands and primarily based in Texas, McClure will oversee the sales and marketing team of this TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame hotel. The 335-room/suite, AAA Four Diamond hotel is owned and operated by Springfield, Missouri-based JQH under license from Marriott International, Inc. or one of its affiliates. JQH is a leading private, independent owner and manager of hotels in the United States.

Most recently, McClure served as vice president of training and leadership at Texas-based Pillar Hotels & Resorts, where she guided more than 100 general managers and sales leaders through the required Marriott Access Edge training as a Marriott Certified Coach. She also held the positions of regional vice president of sales and regional director of sales during her time with the company. In addition, McClure was regional director of sales and director of sales and marketing for Prism Hotels & Resorts in Dallas, where she was responsible for a portfolio of 15 full-service hotels. She is active in the hospitality industry, including having served on the Board of Directors of the Dallas Hospitality Marketing Association for Holiday Inn and on the Board of Directors for the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI)/Dallas Chapter. McClure also volunteers in her local community with an emphasis on education and sports. She currently serves on the Allen Eagles Lacrosse Club Executive Board in Texas and also has participated on the Allen Eagles Home Run Club Board of Directors and Allen Sports Association Lacrosse Board. McClure holds a bachelor of business administration from Texas A&M University − Commerce.

“We welcome Stephanie to the JQH family as she is an experienced sales and training leader with a vast knowledge of multiple hotel franchises, including Marriott brands,” said Mark Wasiak, JQH’s regional vice president. “Stephanie is also an adept problem solver and communicator, enabling her to effectively lead and collaborate.”

About Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel

The 12-story Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel at 900 E. Lookout Drive in Richardson, Texas, is conveniently located off U.S. Highway 75. The stylish hotel is central to downtown Dallas and just south of the new 186-acre CityLine master-planned, mixed-use development of business, urban residential, retail, restaurants and entertainment, including 2.6 million square feet of office space. The hotel’s location on the DART Rail Galatyn Park Station allows for convenient and fast transit options. The pet-friendly, non-smoking hotel welcomes guests with a stunning atrium-style garden and expansive 30,000 square feet of flexible event facilities, including 19 meeting rooms. The hotel’s 335 rooms/suites offer luxurious bedding, bathrobes, premium cable, microwave oven, and wireless and wired Internet access. Guests can enjoy a swimming pool, whirlpool and complimentary 24-hour business and fitness centers. Plenty of on-site dining options are available with R restaurant for eclectic cuisine, Before 5 coffee shop for Starbucks® coffee, and After 5 lounge for an innovative cocktail. For more information, call (972) 367-2000, go to www.marriott.com/DALRD, or connect with the hotel on Facebook.


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.