Interviewing businesspeople from all walks of business is just part of the grind that comes with my job, so it’s a good thing I enjoy it. There are, of course, the interview subjects who are unforgettable, but there are also interviews I wish I’d done but missed my chances during the last 12 years. This month, two businessmen – one in each category – are on my mind. Continue reading ‘Happy birthday, Mr. Hammons and farewell, Mr. Wessel’
Posts Tagged 'John Q. Hammons'
Tags: Don Wessel, Don Wessel Honda, Honda, John Q. Hammons, JQH Hotels & Resorts, Springfield Business Journal
Tags: City of0 Denton, Denton Record Chronicle, Embassy Suites, John Q. Hammons, O’Reilly Hospitality Management, Scott Tarwater, Tim O'Reilly, University of North Texas
What one Springfield hotel development company couldn’t pull off in 2009, another Springfield hotel development company is attempting in 2012.
Tags: John Q. Hammons, JQH Hotels & Resorts, Kinder, news, news media, newspapers, Peter Kinder, Public figure
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder’s inquiry concerning the condition of John Q. Hammons and his businesses has quickly become a hot ticket news item.
Tags: Barbara De Lollis, Hammons Hotels, hotel, Hotel Check-In, John Q. Hammons, Springfeld Expo Center, Springfield Business Journal, USA Today
Tags: Colorado, Embassy Suites, hotels, John Q. Hammons, Loveland, occupancy rates, Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, St. Louis Post Dispatch, The Coloradoan, tourism
With all the hotel flags doing business in Springfield and Branson, I’ve wondered how they all survive. Even further, I’ve thought about what occupancy rate each property must hit to make the numbers work and leave the light on, as Motel 6 says.
For John Q. Hammons Hotels’ Embassy Suites in Loveland, Colo., it’s only 40 percent in its first year.
Tags: Downtown development, hotels, John Q. Hammons
Springfield hotelier John Q. Hammons underwent surgery late last year, but he’s fully recovered and “back in the saddle,” according to right-hand man Scott Tarwater.