News for the Hospitality Executive
John Q. Hammons Starts Construction on Embassy Suites
and 100,000 sq ft of Meeting Space in Pleasant Grove, Utah
Envisions Two More Hotels for
PLEASANT GROVE, Utah, and SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - June 10, 2008 - Bull dozers and dirt diggers will be actively on duty tomorrow at the southeast quadrant of the intersection of I-15 and Pleasant Grove Boulevard in Pleasant Grove, Utah, at the site of Utah Valley’s first Embassy Suites Hotel and adjoining convention center. Mr. John Q. Hammons today announced that Springfield-Mo.-based The Killian Group is the general contractor for the all-suite, luxury, multi-million-dollar project, which represents more than 100,000 gross square feet of meeting space. Several Utah-based subcontractors will collaborate with Killian on the hotel and convention center, both anticipated to open in fall 2009. In addition, Mr. Hammons today announced he expects to build two more hotels within the next one to two years at the same Pleasant Grove development, with the hotel brands to be announced at a later date.
The nine-story, 300-suite Embassy Suites Hotel and convention center and additional two hotels will be owned by Mr. Hammons and managed by Springfield, Mo.-based John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, the nation’s leading independent builder, developer, owner and manager of upscale, full-service hotels, resorts and suites (www.jqhhotels.com).
“I believe in the growth of Utah Valley. Since we announced plans to develop in Pleasant Grove, I’ve been impressed by the area’s continued economic progression. I see this growth continuing for years to come, affirming my intentions to build more hotels in the area,” said Mr. Hammons, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts.
Mr. Hammons cited his being impressed by the solid demand generators of Brigham Young University and Utah Valley State College, comprising a combined student population of more than 70,000, and their being steady economic influences in Utah Valley.
Representing Mr. Hammons’ entrée into Utah and located about a half-hour’s drive from Salt Lake City International Airport, the development will initially offer more than 100,000 combined square feet of flexible meeting and convention space for Pleasant Grove and surrounding areas. The unique curvature of the Embassy Suites’ tower (12.5°) will give guests throughout the hotel panoramic views of the mountains to the east and picturesque Utah Lake to the west.
“A project of this magnitude requires immense time and financial investments. The design work alone is a significant time commitment, particularly when collaborating with the best in the hospitality industry. It is an honor to work with a developer of Mr. Hammons’ caliber, and we’re grateful that he selected Pleasant Grove as the home for three hotels and a convention center development,” said Mayor Michael Daniels, city of Pleasant Grove.
About the Initial Embassy Suites Hotel Development
About The Killian Group
About John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts
John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts
Pleasant Grove City
|Also See:||John Q. Hammons Developing 520 Hotel Rooms, 100,000 square feet of Meeting Space in Pleasant Grove, Utah / January 2007|
|John Q. Hammons to Develop 300 Suite Embassy Suites Hotel and 100,000-square-foot Convention Center in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Located Between Salt Lake City and Provo / July 2006|