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Justin Harris Named Senior Vice President/General
Counsel for John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.- March 5, 2008 - John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts has appointed real estate development attorney Justin Harris as senior vice president and general counsel. Springfield, Mo.-based John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts is the nation’s leading independent builder, developer, owner and manager of upscale, full-service hotels, resorts and suites (www.jqhhotels.com). 

Harris’ responsibilities span overseeing real estate development; managing financing, litigation and franchising; arranging partnerships between public and private entities; handling legal issues; and directing the legal department for the growing company. 

“I feel my past experiences have been a natural progression for this opportunity to work with one of the visionaries in real estate development,” Justin Harris said. “For years I’ve admired the positive impact John Q. Hammons has made on Springfield and numerous communities nationwide. I feel fortunate to be a part of the team that continues the momentum.” 

Most recently Harris served as a partner and managing partner at Lowther Johnson Attorneys at Law, LLC in Springfield. Harris is seasoned in real estate development, the formation and operational needs of business organizations, and litigation in federal and state courts. 

“I appreciate Justin’s in-depth knowledge of real estate development. Justin will add great value to the executive team as we move forward with $500 million of new construction in the ground and more than $1.5 billion in the hotel and meetings space development pipeline,” said Mr. John Q. Hammons, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts. 

About John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts 

Springfield, Mo.-based John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts 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 76 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 199 hotels. For more information about John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, please visit the company’s Web site at www.jqhhotels.com. 

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Contact:

John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts
Scott Tarwater, 417-873-3591
scott.tarwater@jqh.com

 

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Also See: John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts Opens the 226-suite Embassy Suites® East Peoria – Hotel & Conference Center; Joe LoMonaco the Opening General Manager / January 2008
John Q. Hammons Slates $44 Million in Hotel Portfolio Capital Improvements in 2008; First Quarter Emphasis on Multimillion Dollar Refresh of Renaissance Hotels in Charlotte, N.C., and Oklahoma City / February 2008
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