by John Q Hammons in Rogers, Arkansas
ROGERS, Ark., and SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – July 28, 2006 – John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, LLC is proud to announce the grand opening of the John Q. Hammons Center, Northwest Arkansas’ newest and largest meeting facility. The 125,000-square-foot Center is located in Rogers, Ark., and is connected to the Embassy Suites Hotel® Northwest Arkansas (www.embassysuitesnwa.com). The hotel and meeting facility are managed by Springfield, Mo.-based John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, LLC (www.jqhhotels.com), the nation’s leading independent builder, developer, owner and manager of upscale, full-service hotels, resorts and suites.
Key features of the new John Q. Hammons Center include:
The Center is one part of an overall expansion plan for the property. A new 152-suite hotel tower is currently under construction and is scheduled to open summer 2007. The tower will adjoin the current hotel and Center and will feature a full-service spa on the first floor. The expanded 400-suite hotel will be Arkansas’ largest all-suite property, and combined with the Center, marks the largest development to date for Mr. Hammons.
“The hotel and meeting facility represent one of the largest and most impressive projects in the state of Arkansas, and we are honored it’s located in Rogers,” said Steve Womack, mayor of the city of Rogers. “The Center will provide a much needed space for major events and activities, and I fully expect it to become a focal point for both visitors and area residents.”
The John Q. Hammons Center and Embassy Suites Hotel Northwest Arkansas are conveniently located on I-540 across from the Pinnacle Hills Promenade, a 1.1 million-square-foot shopping center due to open in October. Located nearby are several large corporate demand generators such as the Wal-Mart and Tyson headquarters, as well as the University of Arkansas with a student population of more than 17,000. Other area attractions include Beaver Lake, one of America’s top bass fishing destinations, and Hobbs State Park, the largest state park in Arkansas. The nearby Crystal Bridges Museum, a premier national art institution dedicated to American art and artists, is scheduled to open in 2009.
John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts has developed four other properties in the Northwest Arkansas region, including the Embassy Suites Hotel Hot Springs and Hot Springs Convention Center, the Embassy Suites Little Rock Hotel and Convention Center, the Holiday Inn and Northwest Arkansas Convention Center and the Hampton Inn & Suites in Springdale. Totaling all of his developments, Mr. Hammons has invested nearly $200 million in the state of Arkansas.
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