John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts renovates three properties

Springfield, MO – John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts completed $20.5 million in renovations to three of the company’s award-winning hotels, part of the hotel ownership and management group’s multi-year strategy to create the most modern, spacious and comfortable hotels in each market served.

The project completely refreshed the Holiday Inn Northwest Arkansas in Springdale, Arkansas, the Embassy Suites Greensboro-Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina and the Embassy Suites Kansas City – International Airport in Kansas City, Missouri. Each renovation modernized the hotel’s guest rooms, suites and bathrooms and redesigned the public space and restaurant, and upgraded meeting and convention space. The modernization of the Holiday Inn Northwest Arkansas is also part of the Holiday Inn brand’s $1 billion global refresh project.

“The newly renovated guest rooms, suites and meeting facilities at these properties are each the largest in their markets, uniquely positioning these hotels to serve transient and group business,” said Jacquie Dowdy, CEO of John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts. “And our investment in technology upgrades throughout each hotel also makes them the most modern property in each market.”

“Guests will find contemporary guest rooms and suites with completely updated bathrooms, and redesigned in-room work areas,” said Phill Burgess, Vice President of Sales and Revenue Management. “Guest rooms and suites feature 37-inch flat screen TVs equipped with cable/satellite, in-room pay-per-view movies and in-room check-out. Also our guests will find high-speed wireless Internet access throughout the hotel.”

The renovations also refreshed the hotels’ atriums, a signature of the John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts brand, turning the atriums into focal points for guests to socialize, relax and stay connected. At each property the lobby, pool, business and fitness centers have also been fully renovated, including the addition of state-of-the-art Precor® Fitness exercise equipment. For more information about John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, please visit the company’s Web site at


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