SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced that the company's Embassy Suites by Hilton properties in Loveland, Colorado, and Norman, Oklahoma, were recognized with four of 15 awards recently presented at the 2017 All Suites Brands by Hilton Celebration, themed "Bringing It Together." The upscale JQH hotels were recognized for outstanding performance from among more than 235 Embassy Suites by Hilton properties worldwide at a festive awards dinner at Mardi Gras World in New Orleans. 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.

"Lead by example is a leadership lifestyle of our JQH award winners," said Joe Morrissey, JQH's senior vice president of operations. "Their 'can do' mentality and active community involvement contribute to JQH's delivering a high level of quality service and engagement at the property level, leading to a guest stay that exceeds expectations."

JQH's 263-suite Embassy Suites by Hilton Loveland Hotel, Conference Center & Spa in Colorado was honored with the Connie Pride Merit Award for being ranked among the top 5 percent of Embassy Suites by Hilton properties globally in 2017. General Manager Tom Dwyer, a 37-year JQH veteran, also received the Excellence in Operational Leadership Award. In addition, Donna Clark, director of sales, was recognized with the Excellence in Sales Leadership Award. Opened in 2009, JQH's Loveland property has been a top 10 ranked Embassy Suites by Hilton each year since 2010, including being acknowledged as No. 1 and receiving the brand's coveted Connie Award in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. For 2015, Dwyer was honored as recipient of the General Manager of the Year Award.

At the 2017 All Suites Brands by Hilton Celebration, JQH's 283-suite Embassy Suites by Hilton Norman Hotel & Conference Center in Oklahoma was presented with the Connie Pride Award of Excellence for being ranked among the top 10 percent of the brand set worldwide last year. Rex Amsler, general manager, and Jennifer Alexander, director of sales, were recognized on behalf of the hotel. Opened in fall 2008, the 10-story hotel has been honored by the Embassy Suites by Hilton brand for performing among the top 10 properties in 2009, 2010, 2011, including being recipient of the prestigious Connie Award in 2009 and 2010. In 2012, the hotel was highlighted for inclusion in the top 10 percent. In 2014, the JQH Norman property received the Highest RevPAR Index Growth - Suburban Hotel Award.

Contacts:
Phill Burgess
JQH
(417) 873-3591
phill.burgess@jqh.com

Sheri D. Smith
WiseHive Public Relations LLC for JQH
(214) 454-3969
sheri.smith@wisehivepr.com

About Embassy Suites by Hilton
Embassy Suites by Hilton, one of Hilton’s 14 market-leading brands, is dedicated to delivering what matters most to travelers. The full service, upscale brand offers two-room suites, free made-to-order breakfast and a nightly two-hour reception with complimentary drinks and snacks. Both leisure and business travelers looking for a relaxed, yet sophisticated experience will feel right at home with brand-standard amenities like inviting atriums and complimentary 24-hour business and fitness centers. Embassy Suites by Hilton has 238 hotels with 48 in the pipeline. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations) available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. For more information, visit embassysuites.com or news.embassysuites.com. Connect online with Embassy Suites by Hilton at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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 2017 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, which will feature a new look in 2018. PURE allergy-friendly rooms with air purification systems are also available. 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 Norman Hotel & Conference Center
Located at 2501 Conference Drive, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Norman Hotel & Conference Center in Oklahoma is close to University of Oklahoma and south of Oklahoma City. Each spacious two-room suite of this 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence designated hotel 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. The contemporary, 283-suite hotel features a fitness center and an indoor pool with whirlpool. Guests can start their day with a free made-to-order breakfast. A nightly two-hour reception with complimentary drinks and snacks is offered in the hotel's open-air atrium. Guests can also dine at the North Park Grille for American fare or stop by Caffeina's cyber café, where Starbucks® coffee is served. The hotel also offers more than 50,000 square feet of meeting space, nearly 20 meeting rooms, and a 28,000-square-foot ballroom. For more information about the Embassy Suites by Hilton Norman, go to www.embassysuitesnorman.com, connect at www.facebook.com/EmbassySuitesNorman/, or call (405) 364-8040.

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.

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