SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) and Jim Brickman, the best-selling pianist of our time, announce the 5th anniversary of their collaboration with two tours in November and December 2013. JQH is the official hotel sponsor of the Jim Brickman concert tours. Brickman, 5 million+ unit-selling pianist and songwriter, will visit 40+ cities across North America as a part of his The Love Tour and his annual holiday tour, The Magic of Christmas, this year. While on their national tours, Jim Brickman and crew will stay at upscale JQH hotels in select cities. Brickman and Springfield, Mo.-based John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, the largest private, independent owner and manager of hotels in the United States, share a commitment to consistently delivering an exceptional experience.
Jim Brickman’s The Love Tour kicks off November 7 and features dazzling solo piano, star-studded vocal collaborations, and hits including “Valentine,” “If You Believe,” “Love of My Life” and more. With The Magic of Christmas concert tour debut on November 22, Brickman provides an opportunity for thousands of audience members to return and experience festivities of the holiday in an unforgettable evening of music, laughter and memories. Brickman, along with his special guests Anne Cochran, Luke McMaster and Tracy Silverman, will delight the audience with classic and contemporary holiday music, fan favorites and songs from his latest holiday CD. Brickman’s new The Magic of Christmas CD is available exclusively in Target Stores nationwide through Somerset Group LTD and features special guest vocalists Johnny Mathis, Megan Hilty and Sandi Patty.
“There is something extra special about touring during the holiday time. Our fans seem to get heightened joy from the experience as it inspires them to reflect on fond memories or to make new ones,” Brickman said. “We are also excited to continue to make memories with John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts as we celebrate five years of working together. It’s comforting to know that regardless of the JQH hotel we check into on tour, our stay always will be exceptional.”
John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts’ 78 properties spanning 24 states offer many of the comforts of home and a home office space, with several of the company’s award-winning properties featuring luxurious spas and state-of-the-art fitness facilities. Following is a listing of JQH’s upscale properties on Jim Brickman’s The Love Tour and The Magic of Christmas tour stops:
- Ramada Reno Hotel and Casino in Reno, Nev.
- Fort Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs Hotel, Golf Club and Convention Center in Coral Springs, Fla.
- Embassy Suites Greensboro Airport Hotel in Greensboro, N.C.
- Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel in Charlotte, N.C.
- Bloomington – Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Normal, Ill.
- Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center in Tulsa, Okla.
- Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown in Des Moines, Iowa
- Embassy Suites DFW Airport North Outdoor World in Dallas/Grapevine, Texas
- Embassy Suites Albuquerque – Hotel & Spa in Albuquerque, N.M.
- Hilton Fort Collins in Fort Collins, Colo.
- Capitol Plaza Hotel – Topeka in Topeka, Kan.
- Embassy Suites Kansas City International Airport in Kansas City, Mo.
The concert tours cross-promotional opportunities include radio, online, in-market and on-premise visibility for the Jim Brickman and John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts brands and for select JQH properties. Hotels participating in the cross promotion in November and December span 12 locations in 11 states: Reno, Nev.; Coral Springs, Fla.; Greensboro, N.C.; Charlotte, N.C.; Normal, Ill.; Tulsa, Okla.; Des Moines, Iowa; Dallas/Grapevine, Texas; Albuquerque, N.M.; Fort Collins, Colo.; Topeka, Kan.; and Kansas City, Mo. Go to www.JimBrickman.com for The Love Tour and The Magic of Christmas ticket information.
In addition, the highly successful summer 2013 Brickman Bash fan trip in Nashville, Tenn., was hosted at John Q. Hammons’ Embassy Suites Nashville South/Cool Springs in Franklin, Tenn., where some of Brickman’s most avid fans gathered for three days to enjoy music, food and area attractions.
“We value our five-year relationship with Jim Brickman and are some of his biggest fans,” said Phill Burgess, vice president of sales and revenue management for John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts. “We share a deep commitment to superior guest service with Jim and crew, which contributes to the two organizations being excellent working partners.”
About Jim Brickman
Jim Brickman’s signature style of playing and songwriting has earned him six Gold-selling albums, 30 charted adult radio hits, Grammy® nods in 2003 and 2009, two SESAC “Songwriter of the Year” Awards, a Canadian Country Music Award, and a Dove Award, presented by the Gospel Music Association. He has established a reputation for hit collaborations with many gifted musical artists crossing all genres, including Martina McBride, Gerald Levert, Kenny Loggins, Lady Antebellum, Carly Simon, Herb Alpert, Collin Raye, Michael Bolton, Sara Evans, Donny Osmond and Olivia Newton-John.
His catalog albums continue to sell over 200,000 copies each year, and he has had more adult contemporary hits than any other male artist, including legendary performers Elton John, Paul McCartney and Billy Joel. A strong supporter of Public Broadcasting, Brickman has taped three concert specials for that network, which include Jim Brickman at the Magic Kingdom—The Disney Songbook (2005), My Romance, An Evening With Jim Brickman (2000), Love Songs and Lullabies (2002), Beautiful World (2009) and Jim Brickman’s Celebration of the 70’s (2013).
Brickman also hosts a weekly radio show, Your Weekend with Jim Brickman heard in over 85 markets, has authored two best-selling books (Simple Things and Love Notes), and has performed at Carnegie Hall and the White House. He served as special performing music correspondent for NBC’s Today and hosted A&E’s Winter Solstice on Ice.
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: Marriott, Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Sheraton, IHG, Chateau on the Lake Resort / Spa & Convention Center, and Plaza Hotels Collection. With a portfolio of 78 hotels representing nearly 19,000 guest rooms/suites in 24 states, JQH’s 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, JQH 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.