SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced that the company’s Embassy Suites by Hilton properties in Loveland, Colorado, and Murfreesboro, Tennessee, achieved two of 12 awards recently presented at the 2016 Hilton All Suites Brands Celebration in Las Vegas. The upscale hotels were recognized for quality performance and community service from among more than 230 Embassy Suites by Hilton properties around the world. 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.
“Quality service and community service are two key pillars of JQH’s operational philosophy,” said Joe Morrissey, JQH’s senior vice president of operations. “We appreciate the feedback that we are delivering on these important commitments and feel honored to be recognized at the Hilton All Suites Brands Celebration. We also commend our hotel teams for their passion and hard work to deliver on a job well done.”
JQH’s 263-suite Embassy Suites by Hilton – Loveland Hotel, Conference Center & Spa in Colorado was honored with the Connie Merit Award for being a top five ranked Embassy Suites by Hilton property in the world in 2016. Opened in 2009, the hotel has been a top 10 ranked Embassy Suites by Hilton each year since 2010, including being recognized as No. 1 and receiving the brand’s coveted Connie Award in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. For 2015, Tom Dwyer, a 36-year JQH veteran and the hotel’s general manager, was honored by Embassy Suites by Hilton as recipient of the General Manager of the Year Award. Featuring 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space, the hotel was also recognized with the brand’s Award of Excellence for 2015.
At the 2016 Hilton All Suites Brands Celebration, JQH’s 283-suite Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville SE – Murfreesboro was presented with the National Stewardship Award for outreach and involvement in the community. The hotel was especially recognized for its work with Project SEARCH, a nine-month school-to-work program for students with significant intellectual and developmental disabilities. Over three years, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville SE − Murfreesboro has assisted 24 interns with gaining on-the-job skills as they rotate through various hotel departments. Seventy percent of interns that have graduated from the Project SEARCH program at the hotel have secured permanent employment, including four interns successfully applying for positions at the award-winning property. The Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville SE – Murfreesboro achieved the coveted Connie Award for 2011 and ranked in the top five best performing Embassy Suites by Hilton properties from 2010 to 2013.
Phill Burgess, JQH’s vice president of sales and revenue optimization, accepted the National Stewardship Award on behalf of the company’s Murfreesboro property.
“The Murfreesboro team is a fine example of living the mantra of making a difference in the lives of people in their community, and by doing so, honoring the company’s legacy of giving established by Mr. Hammons,” Burgess said.
About Embassy Suites by Hilton – Loveland Hotel, Conference Center & Spa
Conveniently located within The Ranch, home of the Budweiser Events Center, the Embassy Suites by Hilton – Loveland Hotel, Conference Center & Spa in Colorado is recipient of the 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. Each spacious two-room suite features a separate living room with a sofa bed and two TVs. Guests can enjoy internet access, a large desk with ergonomic chair, a mini-refrigerator, and a microwave. A fitness center, indoor pool and sundeck are available. Guests can start their day with a free made-to-order breakfast or stop by the Wi-Fi-enabled Caffeina’s Coffee Marketplace for a bagel and coffee. A nightly two-hour reception with complimentary drinks and snacks is offered in the hotel’s open-air atrium. Guests can also dine in a relaxing environment at the Rocky River Bar & Grille. Corporate guests will enjoy the proximity to the John Q. Hammons conference center, featuring the third-largest ballroom in Colorado, and the hotel’s fully equipped BusinessLinkTM business center. In addition, guests can indulge in a massage or facial at the luxurious on-site Spa Botanica. Located at 4705 Clydesdale Parkway, the Embassy Suites by Hilton – Loveland Hotel, Conference Center & Spa can be reached at (970) 593-6200. Visit www.loveland.embassysuites.com for more information or connect with the hotel at www.facebook.com/esloveland.
About Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville SE – Murfreesboro
Situated in Middle Tennessee approximately 30 minutes from downtown Nashville, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville SE – Murfreesboro is near several major business hubs and Middle Tennessee State University. The upscale hotel is recipient of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame status for consistently earning outstanding traveler reviews for five consecutive years. Each spacious two-room suite features a separate living room with a sofa bed and two TVs. Guests can enjoy internet access, a large desk with ergonomic chair, a mini-refrigerator, and a microwave. Additional hotel features include a fitness center, an indoor pool, and sun terrace. Guests can start their day with a free made-to-order breakfast or stop by the Wi-Fi-enabled Caffeina’s Coffee Marketplace for a bagel and coffee. A nightly two-hour reception with complimentary drinks and snacks is offered in the hotel’s open-air atrium. Guests can dine on Tennessee favorites at the Gateway Grille. The 10-story hotel offers 43,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including a 28,800-square-foot grand ballroom. U-MediSpa is on-site at the hotel and specializes in state-of-the-art skin rejuvenation procedures and spa services. Located at 1200 Conference Center Boulevard in Murfreesboro, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville SE – Murfreesboro can be reached at (615) 890-4464. Visit www.murfreesboro.embassysuites.com for more information or connect with the hotel at www.facebook.com/EmbassySuitesNashvilleMurfreesboro/.
About John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts
Springfield, Missouri-based John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) is a leading private, independent owner and manager of hotels in the United States, representing brands such as: Marriott, Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Sheraton, IHG, Chateau on the Lake Resort / Spa & Convention Center, and Plaza Hotels Collection. With a portfolio of 35 hotels representing approximately 8,500 guest rooms/suites in 16 states, JQH’s properties are dominant in their markets. Founded on the extraordinary vision of John Q. Hammons and built on his continued 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, JQH continues to set the standard in hospitality management and hotel development. Go to www.jqhhotels.com for more information, or connect with JQH on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.