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Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 210: Hotel History: John Q. Hammons (1919-2013)

Stanley Turkel | March 12, 2019

By Stanley Turkel, CMHS John Q. Hammons: Master Hotel Developer and Builder One of the great hotelier/developers of our time. John Q. Hammons developed 200 hotel properties in 40 states. But mere statistics hide the essence of Mr. Hammons special development techniques. He disdained the standard feasibility studies when assessing potential sites for hotel development and instead relied on his own experience, knowledge and intuition. Here are some reflections by John Q. Hammons on being an exceptional hotel developer: Be in Tune With Change: Have a Plan of Action. People do not stop to think what change means. That's the thing about su...

JQH Promotes Nick Larsen to Corporate Director of Revenue Optimization

John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts | November 15, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--November 15, 2017--John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced that Nick Larsen has been promoted to corporate director of revenue optimization. With 15 years of revenue management experience at JQH, Larsen will be dedicated to the Hilton and independent brands within the company's award-winning national portfolio. Larsen will report to Jennifer Torsleff, JQH's senior director of revenue optimization. Springfield, Missouri-based JQH is a leading private, independent owner and manager of hotels in the United States, including operating more than 1 million square feet of superb meeting space. "Nick has ext...

John Q. Hammons’ Courtyard Springfield Airport in Missouri Undergoing Renovations

John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts | January 8, 2014

January 08, 2014 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A double take is in order at the Courtyard by Marriott Springfield Airport in Missouri with a more than $1.5 million renovation in progress of its guest rooms/suites, common areas and meeting space. Conveniently located just off I-44, exit 75, the 142-room/suite hotel plans to complete its capital improvements in February 2014. The Courtyard Springfield Airport is owned and operated by Springfield-based John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH), the largest private, independent owner and manager of hotels in the United States. Enhanced Lobby Life The transformation of the hotel's new stylish lobby ...

John Q. Hammons’ Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas – Mesquite in Texas Completes Public Space Renovation

John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts | September 20, 2013

Appoints Lawrence Williams as General Manager MESQUITE, Texas - September 20, 2013 - The Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas – Mesquite invites guests to enjoy the southwestern ambiance and enhanced functionality of its newly renovated public spaces, including the integration of Mesquite history and arts into its lobby décor and exhibit space. The 160-room/54-suite hotel recently completed a nine-month, nearly $1 million dollar makeover focused on improved convenience for hotel and convention guests. The Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas – Mesquite is owned and operated by Springfield-based John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, the large...

Robert Henley Returns to John Q. Hammons’ University Plaza Hotel in Springfield, MO as GM

John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts | July 22, 2013

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.- July 22, 2013 - John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts today announced Robert Henley is returning to the company July 22 to serve as general manager of the University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Springfield, Mo. One of the key priorities upon his return is to oversee a multistage, multimillion-dollar renovation of the hotel. Located at 333 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway, the University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center is owned and operated by Springfield-based John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, the largest private, independent owner and manager of hotels in the United States. The company also operates the Spring...

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