SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AND LOVELAND, Colo - John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced the company has been honored with seven prestigious recognitions as a part of the 2014 Embassy Suites Brand Awards, more than any other management company of Embassy Suites branded properties. As a part of JQH's securing one fifth of the 35 accolades, the company's 263-suite Embassy Suites - Loveland Hotel, Spa & Conference Center in Colorado has again received the coveted Connie Award for being one of the top three ranked hotels among the 2014 Embassy Suites brand set. In addition, two JQH properties in Nebraska and Tennessee were celebrated as being among the top 10 percent performing Embassy Suites, with four of the company's hotels recognized for RevPAR, sales, sustainability and community service. Springfield, Mo.-based JQH is the largest private, independent owner and manager of hotels in the United States.

"We applaud our passionate teams for superior performance in the spirit of the John Q. Hammons legacy of excellence, as we regularly strive to surprise guests beyond their expectations," said Jacquie Dowdy, JQH CEO. "We also appreciate the continued cross-team collaboration that ultimately results in strengthening our leadership position nationwide."

Recognized Top Performers
In addition to the Connie Award winner in Colorado, named for Hilton Hotels' founder Conrad Hilton,

JQH's properties in Nebraska and Tennessee were ranked among the best of more than 215 upscale, all-suite Embassy Suites hotels across the Americas, including:

The outstanding performance results are based on quality assurance audits measuring cleanliness, condition and adherence to brand standards, and guest satisfaction scores. JQH's properties previously held the title of number one Embassy Suites hotel in the world in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013.

In addition, the following four JQH properties in Oklahoma, Texas, South Carolina and Arkansas received awards for top performance in the categories of RevPAR, sales, sustainability and community service:

Embassy Suites properties operated by JQH feature a variety of amenities for both business and leisure travelers. Select hotels also feature a full-service spa. For more information about JQH's Embassy Suites properties, please call 1-800-EMBASSY or visit www.jqhhotels.com.

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 John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts
Springfield, Mo.-based John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) 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 more than 75 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 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, John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts continues to set the standard in hospitality management and hotel development. For more information about JQH, visit the company's website at www.jqhhotels.com or www.facebook.com/jqhhotelsresorts.

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 more than 230 hotels with 50 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. Social media users may connect with Embassy Suites by Hilton at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 4,900 properties with over 800,000 rooms in 104 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. 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 exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.

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