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 Holiday Inn Denver International Airport Hotel and John Q. Hammons
Convention Center Complete Four-year $10 million Makeover
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DENVER and SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Aug. 16, 2006 – John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, LLC (www.jqhhotels.com) announced that the Holiday Inn® Denver International Airport Hotel and John Q. Hammons Convention Center (www.holidayinndenverairport.com) have completed a four-year, nearly $10 million makeover.  The extensive renovation’s $4 million final phase concentrated on improvements to the hotel’s guestrooms, bathrooms, atrium and ballroom.  The 256-room hotel and adjoining convention center are owned and managed by Springfield, Mo.-based John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, LLC, the nation’s leading independent builder, developer, owner and manager of upscale, full-service hotels, resorts and suites.  The property sports the title of the largest Holiday Inn convention hotel in the world. 

“In my many decades in the hospitality business, I’ve always been committed to developing quality hotels.  The Denver property's impressive renovation is no exception and it underscores our dedication to providing guests with a first-class experience,” said Mr. John Q. Hammons, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, LLC.  “We listen to our guests and pay close attention to the details.  We invest heavily in our properties to keep them fresh and competitive and do so in a timely manner.  The result is a loyal guest base and a healthy bottom line.” 

The property’s extensive $10 million renovation kicked off four years ago with significant upgrades to the John Q. Hammons Convention Center, including a new state-of-the-art sound system and attractive new carpets.  The most recent renovations at the AAA Three Diamond Award recipient Holiday Inn Denver International Airport included: 

  • Updating décor of all guestrooms and bathrooms to feature Mission-style furniture, artwork depicting a touch of the West, complemented by a color palate of gold and burgundy; replacing items such as mattress, duvet cover, draperies, light features, wall vinyl, mirrors and artwork, shower curtains/shower rods and tub surface 
  • Beautifying the exterior landscape, including adding a new irrigation system and plants indigenous to Colorado such as aspen, blue spruce and burning bush 
  • Enhancing the hotel’s dramatic atrium with new lighting and foliage 
  • Improving the hotel’s ballroom with new carpet, wall vinyl and artwork 
“We’re receiving an enthusiastic response from our guests, business generators and the community about the striking physical changes and additional features of the property.  I’m confident we will continue to exceed guests’ expectations and provide a positive memorable experience for years to come,” said Ms. Jody Dimas, general manager of the Holiday Inn Denver International Airport and John Q. Hammons Convention Center. 

The Holiday Inn Denver International Airport and John Q. Hammons Convention Center are conveniently located at the intersection of I-70 east and Chambers Road, seven minutes from the Denver International Airport and 10 minutes from local industries, museums and shopping centers. 

Property Information 
The Holiday Inn Denver International Airport and John Q. Hammons Convention Center boasts a variety of amenities for both business and leisure travelers.  Each of the 256 guest rooms, including four suites, include a hair dryer, coffee maker, iron and ironing board, remote control color television and 24-hour room service.  For those travelers with business needs, guestrooms also provide large desks, data ports, telephones with private voicemail, and USA Today newspaper delivery.  With 70,000 square feet of meeting space, the location is an ideal lodging and meeting option for small groups, leisure travelers and extended-stay guests.  The hotel’s full-service, on-site AV, sales and catering department accommodates each group’s specialized needs and provides a full range of event planning assistance and catering. 

About John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, LLC 
Springfield, Mo.-based John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, LLC is the nation’s leading independent builder, developer, owner and manager of upscale, full-service hotels, resorts and suites, including:  Embassy Suites Hotels, Renaissance, Marriott, Radisson, Residence Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Holiday Inn and Courtyard by Marriott brands.  With 64 hotels strategically located near demand generators, such as state capitals, universities, airports, corporate headquarters or office parks in secondary and tertiary markets, John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts’ properties are dominant in their markets.  Over the course of his impressive career in the hotel business, Mr. Hammons has developed 175 hotels.  For more information about John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, LLC, please visit the company’s Web site at www.jqhhotels.com. 

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Contact:

Scott Tarwater
John Q. Hammons Hotels & 
scott.tarwater@jqh.com
 

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Also See: John Q. Hammons to Develop 320 room Renaissance Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado / March 2006
John Q. Hammons Hotels Completes $8 million in Improvements to Fort Collins, Colorado Property; Rebrands 255 room University Park Holiday Inn to Hilton Fort Collins / May 2005

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