News for the Hospitality Executive
John Q. Hammons’ Opens the 283 Suite Embassy Suites®
Ahead of Schedule; The 28,800-square-foot Mirabella Grand Ballroom Is
the Third Largest in the Greater Nashville Market
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. & SPRINGFIELD, Mo.- September 12, 2008 - The new Embassy Suites® Murfreesboro – Hotel & Conference Center in Tennessee at 1200 Conference Center Boulevard is open to the public. One of the largest facilities of its kind in the area, the 10-story, 283-suite hotel and conference center offers 80,000 gross square feet of flexible meeting and event space. Featuring a contemporary décor, the hotel is owned by hotel legend Mr. John Q. Hammons and is 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).
The hotel’s first guest was C.M. Gatton, the original owner of the land
that the hotel is now located upon. The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce
has scheduled a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. CDT on September 13.
The all-suite, luxury hotel and conference center fills a unique niche
in the Greater Nashville market with the largest convention space outside
Davidson County. The development is able to accommodate small and large
group events, as well as individual stays. Its 28,800-square-foot Mirabella
Grand Ballroom is the third largest in the Greater Nashville market. The
hotel is strategically located near SR-840 in the southeast quadrant of
I-24 and Medical Center Parkway and is adjacent to the new lifestyle center,
“The Avenue Murfreesboro,” which features nearly 1 million square feet
of restaurant, home furnishings and fashion shopping in an open air setting.
The hotel is creating an estimated 225 full-time equivalent jobs, including positions within the hotel, conference center, Gateway Grille restaurant and Caffeina’s Internet Café.
“This hotel is upscale in every way,” said General Manager David Latture, a 30-year hospitality veteran. “The anticipation has been building as reflected in pre-opening sales. We expect our quality and service to exceed the community’s expectations.”
Murfreesboro Mayor Tommy Bragg also reiterated his support of the property.
“This hotel and conference center is a wonderful addition to the region
and reflects the substantial business, institutional and educational growth
this area has seen in recent years,” he said. “The city welcomes the Embassy
Suites as a facility that will enhance our visitors’ experience and one
that our residents can enjoy as well.”
Murfreesboro and Rutherford County’s central location in Tennessee makes it a prime area for development as the county is within 500 miles of 75 percent of the nation’s population centers. The hotel and conference center also is easily accessible from Middle Tennessee State University, the largest undergraduate university in the state with nearly 23,000 students, and is within minutes of the Nashville International Airport, Murfreesboro Municipal Airport and Smyrna Airport. In addition, the development is near several significant business hubs, including Nissan, State Farm Insurance, Verizon and Whirlpool.
The Embassy Suites Murfreesboro – Hotel & Conference Center features a variety of amenities for both business and leisure travelers. Beautifully decorated to make guests feel at home, each guest suite has a private bedroom and spacious living room and is equipped with two flat-screen televisions, refrigerator, wet bar, microwave oven, coffee maker, two telephones with data ports, high-speed internet access, spacious work desk and in-room safe boxes. Guest can enjoy the Embassy Lounge, located in a luxurious open garden atrium with a cascade and meandering water trails, dine at the casual yet upscale Gateway Grille, or can relax at Caffeina’s Internet Café. The hotel offers room service, same-day dry cleaning and daily cooked-to-order breakfast. Other features include a fitness center, indoor pool and sun terrace. For more information about the Embassy Suites Murfreesboro – Hotel & Conference Center, please visit the company’s web site at www.murfreesboro.embassysuites.com.
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 78 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 50-year career in the hotel business, Mr. John Q. Hammons has developed 204 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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