John Q. Hammons’ New Embassy Suites® San Marcos Opens
SAN MARCOS, Texas & SPRINGFIELD, Mo. | More than500 residents and clients from San Marcos, Texas, and the surrounding region, San Marcos city dignitaries, and representatives from John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts received the red carpet treatment at the official grand opening event for the new 10-story, 283-suite Embassy Suites® San Marcos -- Hotel, Spa and Conference Center (www.sanmarcos.embassysuites.com). The $50 million hotel and spa is owned by Mr. John Q. Hammons and managed by Springfield, Mo.-based John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (www.jqhhotels.com), the nation's leading independent builder, developer, owner and manager of upscale, full-service hotels, resorts and suites. The adjoining conference center is owned by the city of San Marcos and is managed by John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts.
In the spirit of Mr. Hammons' commitment to the communities in which he builds, the event's charitable tie included participation in the Brown and Blue Santa program sponsored by Hays County Sheriff's Office and San Marcos Police Department. Attendees generously supported the charitable initiative with receptacles overflowing with unwrapped toys for children this holiday season.
Terry Nichols, commander, Criminal Investigations Division, Hays County SWAT, was the evening's winner of a grand prize drawing. Nichols won a weekend getaway for two to John Q. Hammons' award-winning Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center in Branson, Mo., via Southwest Airlines.
"We have received a true Texas welcome since Mr. Hammons communicated his vision for building in San Marcos, and we continue to experience significant community support as reflected by our grand opening attendance," said Hotel General Manager Tom Pugh. "John Q. Hammons builds communities, and we're here to be an active community partner."
Representing more than 80,000 gross square feet of flexible meeting space, the state-of-the-art facilities are in high demand. A sampling of conferences that have booked through 2009 includes the H.O.G. Rally, Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union, South Texas Press Association, Texas Press Association, and Texas Farm Bureau. The conference center facilities are designed to accommodate a wide range of events, from auto and boat shows to high tech exhibitions, graduations, special events and business meetings.
Strategically located between the state capital Austin and historic San Antonio, the shopping at the Prime and Tanger Outlet Centers San Marcos is the third most popular tourist attraction in Texas. San Marcos is home to Texas State University, comprised of a student population of more than 28,000, LBJ Museum of San Marcos, and the San Marcos River.
Making a Reservation
For more information, to make a hotel reservation, or to book a group function at the Embassy Suites San Marcos ─ Hotel, Spa and Conference Center, contact (512) 392-6450, fax (866) 560-5548, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.sanmarcos.embassysuites.com. The hotel also can be booked under the following GDS codes: Amadeus AUS512, Apollo/Galileo 72430, and Sabre/Worldspan 44556.
Built with the signature atrium style of John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, the Embassy Suites San Marcos boasts an architectural style that complements the design of the conference center. The hotel's décor emits a contemporary flair that invites guests to enjoy the exceptional appointments and outstanding customer service that define the John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts and the Embassy Suites Hotels brands. The hotel features a variety of amenities for both business and leisure travelers and is beautifully decorated to make guests feel at home. Each guest suite features a private bedroom and spacious living room that is equipped with two plasma televisions, refrigerator, wet bar, microwave oven, coffee maker, two telephones with data ports, high-speed Internet access, spacious work desk and in-room safe boxes. Guests may enjoy a luxurious open atrium with a water feature. The hotel offers room service, same-day dry cleaning, and daily cooked-to-order breakfast and manager's reception. Guests are able to enjoy a casual meal in the Grille and Lounge, or coffee and espresso in Caffeina's Internet Cafe. Other features include a fitness center, indoor pool, sundeck, and therapeutic spa treatments at the full-service Spa Botanica, John Q. Hammons' signature spa.
About Embassy Suites Hotels
Founded in 1984, Embassy Suites Hotels defines the upscale, all-suite segment and today has nearly 200 hotels, with an additional 60 in the pipeline. With spacious two-room suites, engaging team members and an inviting atrium environment, guests are allowed to put their feet up and feel right at home. To learn more, visit www.embassysuites.com.
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About John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts | Springfield, Mo.-based John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts is the nation's leading independent builder, developer, owner and manager of upscale, full-service hotels, resorts and suites, including: Embassy Suites Hotels, Renaissance, Marriott, Radisson, Residence Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Holiday Inn and Courtyard by Marriott brands. With 80 hotels strategically located near demand generators, such as state capitals, universities, airports, corporate headquarters or office parks in secondary and tertiary markets, John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts' properties are dominant in their markets. Over the course of his impressive 50-year career in the hotel business, Mr. John Q. Hammons has developed 206 hotels. For more information about John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, please visit the company's Web site at www.jqhhotels.com.