DALLAS & ALLEN, Texas & SPRINGFIELD, Mo.– October 18, 2017 —John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced Michael Rowley’s advancement to director of sales at the company’s Courtyard by Marriott Dallas Allen at the John Q. Hammons Center in Texas. Located in a thriving suburb north of Dallas, this newly renovated, 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence hotel is in a prime location near the Allen Event Center and The Village of Allen. Rowley has 10 years of hospitality experience in the Dallas-area market, including with the 228-room/suite Courtyard Dallas Allen, which is owned and operated by Springfield, Missouri-based JQH under license from Marriott International, Inc. or one of its affiliates. JQH is a leading private, independent owner and manager of hotels in the United States. The award-winning company also operates more than 1 million square feet of superb meeting space.
“Michael is a natural leader that knows and works well with our teams and customers. It is wonderful to see his progression in the JQH family of hotels,” said Jeff Spence, JQH’s regional director of sales.
Prior to Rowley’s new appointment as director of sales at JQH’s refreshed Courtyard Dallas Allen property, he pursued and contracted large group business in his role as group sales manager for JQH’s newly renovated Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Frisco Hotel, Convention Center & Spa, also located north of Dallas. Rowley joined JQH in 2015 as group sales manager for the Courtyard Dallas Allen, where he successfully implemented sales action plans employing innovative revenue management techniques. He was with Dallas-based Omni Hotels & Resorts for eight years prior to joining JQH. His experience spans various aspects of hotel sales and operations, including serving as corporate catering sales manager and conference planning manager for Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West. Rowley also worked as global catering sales manager for Omni Hotels & Resorts, where he grew relationships through effective sales initiatives. Rowley studied psychology at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.
“I am very happy to be back at the Dallas Allen property with the opportunity to oversee the building of relationships and development of revenue growth,” Rowley said. “I appreciate JQH’s trust in me to spearhead the Courtyard Dallas Allen sales and marketing team.”