SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (www.jqhhotels.com) today announced the company’s expanded role as official hotel sponsor of the Jim Brickman concert tour. Jim Brickman (www.jimbrickman.com), the Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling recording artist, pianist and composer, and 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, share a commitment to consistently delivering an exceptional experience.
Brickman recently released Home, the Target-exclusive CD. Home spreads the message of family, hope and giving. On tour nationwide promoting Home, Brickman and crew will stay at John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts’ properties in select cities. The company’s upscale hotels offer many of the comforts of home while away from home, and several of its award-winning properties feature luxurious spas and state-of-the-art fitness facilities. For tour information, go to www.jimbrickman.com. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com.
“The crew and I really have come to expect the best from a hotel stay after enjoying accommodations at John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts’ properties during the Beautiful World Tour,” said Jim Brickman. “It’s comforting to know we have John Q. Hammons’ properties as inviting places to relax and rejuvenate on the Home tour.”
The concert tour cross-promotional opportunity includes extensive visibility for the John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts and Jim Brickman brands and participating hotel properties within the John Q. Hammons portfolio. Points of receptivity span online, radio, in-market and on-premise.
According to Joe Morrissey, senior vice president of operations for John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, the opportunity to continue collaboration with music icon Jim Brickman enables the national hotel company to enhance its connection with the female traveler and with couples.
“Jim evokes a passion in his audience to celebrate life and to recognize the special things in a relationship. At John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, we appreciate this emphasis on relishing the details. We place great importance on delivering on personalized elements to create a memorable guest experience,” Morrissey said.
About Jim Brickman
Jim Brickman has revolutionized the sound of solo piano with his pop-style instrumentals and star-studded vocal collaborations. Brickman’s lineup of collaborations with many gifted musical artists include: Martina McBride, Gerald Levert, Lady Antebellum, Michael W. Smith, Kenny Loggins, Carly Simon, Herb Alpert, Collin Raye, Pam Tillis, Michael Bolton, Sara Evans, Donny Osmond, and Olivia Newton-John.
Since the release of his debut album No Words in 1994, Jim Brickman’s romantic piano sound has defined him as a marquis among contemporary instrumental hit makers. His signature style of playing and songwriting has also brought him six gold and platinum-selling albums, the most charted Adult Contemporary hits of the decade (28), two Grammy nods (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.
A strong supporter of PBS, Brickman has taped four 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), and Beautiful World (2009).
Other artistic endeavors include a weekly radio show, Your Weekend with Jim Brickman; two best selling books, Simple Things and Love Notes; debuts at Carnegie Hall and the White House; as well as international touring from Spain to Thailand. Brickman lends a hand to several charitable foundations for children including Autism Speaks, UNICEF, and Camp Heartland.
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 approximately 80 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 52-year career in the hotel business, Mr. John Q. Hammons has developed 210 hotels. For more information about John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, please visit the company’s website at www.jqhhotels.com.