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John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts Appoints Tony Moody as Regional Vice President
Overseeing Operations of 16 Hotels in Six States in the Midwest and South

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-December 18, 2012 - John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts today announced Tony Moody’s appointment to regional vice president, responsible for overseeing operations of 16 hotels in six states in the Midwest and South. The 27-year hospitality veteran most recently served as general manager of John Q. Hammons’ La Vista Complex in Nebraska, near Omaha, boasting 503 guest rooms/suites, 82,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space, and more than 250 associates. Moody will report to Joe Morrissey, senior vice president of operations for John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts’ national portfolio of 78 hotels in 24 states. Springfield, Mo.-based John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts is the largest private, independent owner and manager of hotels in the United States.

“Achieving the accomplishment of #1 Embassy Suites Hotel in the world is no small feat. Tony confidently led his team in securing that honor at the La Vista Complex for the last three years,” Morrissey said. “With Tony’s appointment to regional vice president, we are unlocking his vast potential to maximize team performance across a broader franchise and geographic footprint.”

Moody’s expanded responsibilities include product quality, operations efficiencies, financial performance and talent management on behalf of select John Q. Hammons’ Courtyard by Marriott, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn, Residence Inn, and Sheraton branded properties in Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Tennessee.

Over his 18 years with John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, Moody successfully opened five hotels and one conference center in Arkansas and Nebraska. He is active in the communities in which he serves. A sampling of his accolades and community involvement includes:
  • Nebraska Tourism Commissioner 2012-2016 (Governor’s appointment)
  • Chairman of the board, Special Olympics USA
  • President, Nebraska Big Brothers and Big Sisters Board of Directors
  • Corporate Achievers, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Nebraska Restaurant Association, Hotelier of the Year
“Mr. Hammons’ example continues to be a regular source of inspiration to me, and I look forward to my expanded role within the organization to deliver on his legacy of excellence on a larger scale,” Moody said.

About John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts

Springfield, Mo.-based John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts is the largest private, independent owner and manager of hotels in the United States, representing brands such as: Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center; Courtyard by Marriott; Embassy Suites Hotels; Hampton Inn & Suites; Hilton; Holiday Inn; Homewood Suites by Hilton; Marriott; Plaza Hotels Collection; Radisson; Renaissance; Residence Inn by Marriott; and Sheraton. With a portfolio of 78 hotels representing nearly 19,000 guest rooms/suites in 24 states, John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts’ properties are dominant in their markets. Founded on the extraordinary vision of John Q. Hammons and built on his legacy of excellence spanning more than 50 years, John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts has become one of the most recognized and award-winning companies in the hospitality industry. Built to be the best, John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts continues to set the standard in hospitality management and hotel development. For more information about John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, visit the company’s website at www.jqhhotels.com or www.facebook.com/jqhhotelsresorts.

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Contact:

John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts
Phill Burgess, 417-873-3591
phill.burgess@jqh.com
or
Publicis PR for John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts
Sheri D. Smith, 469-366-2493
sheri.smith@publicis-usa.com



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