Careers and Employment with John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts
John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts is one of the largest private independent owner and hotel management companies in the United States, with a portfolio that includes 35 owned properties, comprised of more than 8,400 guest rooms and 1.7 million square feet of banquet space. Founded on the extraordinary vision of John Q. Hammons, and built on his legacy of excellence, we have become one of the most recognized and award-winning companies in the hotel industry. Today we maintain a long tradition of quality with a vibrant passion for the future. Our hotels continue to lead the industry, from our resort and spa locations to our large innovative meeting venues.
Built to be the Best, John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts continue to set the standard in hospitality management and hotel development.
In the 1950s, John Q. Hammons recognized a growing need for quality hotels throughout the country. As a successful real estate investor and developer, Mr. Hammons had the experience and knowledge required to achieve his lofty ambitions. In 1958, he partnered with Roy Winegardner, and the two purchased ten Holiday Inn Hotel franchises. These properties were immediately successful and served as an early indicator of Mr. Hammons' future success in the industry.
The partners went on to found Winegardner and Hammons, Inc. and developed a total of 67 Holiday Inn Hotels. In 1969, Mr. Hammons formed an additional company, John Q. Hammons Hotels, Inc., and relied on his own strategies and acumen for site selection. The company's portfolio quickly grew to include Embassy Suites, Marriott, Sheraton and Radisson Hotels as well as several independently branded hotels and resorts.
In 1994, Mr. Hammons took his company public and launched a new era of hotel development. Today, the company is once again privately owned, currently operating 35 hotels in 17 states.
Mr. Hammons died peacefully on May 26, 2013, at the age of 94. His greatest passions were hotel development and sports, and he remained active in the business until the age of 91. Over the course of his impressive 52-year career in the lodging industry, Mr. Hammons developed 210 hotel properties in 40 states and was honored with numerous lifetime achievement awards.
Careers with JQH
John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts offers careers in food and beverage management, rooms and revenue management, facilities engineering, human resources, sales, meeting setup and financial management. To discover your next career opportunity and become a part of the John Q Hammons family, we invite you to explore our current job openings. If there is an opening in which you are interested, please select the Apply Now option, complete the application process, and hit Submit to have your application considered for the position. The hiring manager will then be able to view your application. Should your qualifications meet the needs of the position, they will be in contact with you. Applicants cannot be considered for John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts positions until an application has been completed and submitted. The application process must be completed from a computer with internet access.
John Q. Hammons Hotels Management, LLC, attracts the very best minds in the hospitality industry. We work hard to reward and retain all our valuable associates by offering a highly competitive compensation package, group insurance, 401(K) plan and outstanding training, as well as a unique corporate culture that encourages and challenges associates at every level.
Through our Career Enhancement System, we look internally to fill upper-level positions long before we open the position to applicants from outside the company. Many of our management team members have worked their way through the company, and the next generation of leadership is currently learning the ins and outs of the business from this exclusive program.