Posts Tagged 'John Q. Hammons'



O’Reilly Hospitality follows in JQH footsteps

Eric Olson, SBJ Editor

What one Springfield hotel development company couldn’t pull off in 2009, another Springfield hotel development company is attempting in 2012.

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Hammons’ health situation a matter of public concern

Geoff Pickle, Web Editor

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder’s inquiry concerning the condition of John Q. Hammons and his businesses has quickly become a hot ticket news item.

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USA Today is on to us

Eric Olson, SBJ EditorAn article posted this morning on USAToday.com cites Springfield Business Journal reporter Chris Wrinkle’s cover story on the convention center hotel debate waging in downtown Springfield.

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Hammons building largest hotel between Colo. and Canada

Eric Olson, SBJ EditorWith 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.

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Hammons ‘back in the saddle’ after surgery

Matt Wagner, SBJ ReporterSpringfield 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.

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