John Q. Hammons’ Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas – Mesquite Boasts Renovated Public Spaces and New Convention Technology

  John Q. Hammons’ Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas – Mesquite Boasts Renovated
  Public Spaces and New Convention Technology

   New GM Invites Guests to Experience Hotel Improvements Offering Enhanced
                  Collaborative Environment with Local Flair

Business Wire

MESQUITE, Texas -- September 19, 2013

The Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas – Mesquite invites guests to enjoy the
southwestern ambiance and enhanced functionality of its newly renovated public
spaces, including the integration of Mesquite history and arts into its lobby
décor and exhibit space. The 160-room/54-suite hotel recently completed a
nine-month, nearly $1 million dollar makeover focused on improved convenience
for hotel and convention guests. The Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas – Mesquite is
owned and operated by Springfield-based John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, the
largest private, independent owner and manager of hotels in the United States.
John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts also manages the Mesquite Convention Center &
Exhibit Hall, which is owned by the City of Mesquite. In September, the
company appointed Lawrence Williams as the hotel’s new general manager. The
20-year hotel veteran most recently served as assistant general manager at
John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts’ Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel.

John Q. Hammons' Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas - Mesquite recently completed a
nine-month makeover of ...

John Q. Hammons' Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas - Mesquite recently completed a
nine-month makeover of public spaces and added new convention technology
focused on improved convenience for hotel and convention guests. Twenty-year
hotel veteran Lawrence Williams was appointed the property's new general
manager. In addition, the hotel recently earned a Certificate of Excellence
from TripAdvisor. (Photo: Business Wire)

The renovations are a part of the Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas – Mesquite’s
mission to remain dedicated to visitors and to John Q. Hammons’ legacy of
excellence. Its ongoing commitment to high standards contributed to the
hotel’s recently earning a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor,
honoring hospitality excellence and awarded only to the top-performing 10
percent of businesses listed on the travel site.

Renovations with Local Flair and Social Focus

Upon entering the refreshed lobby of the Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas –
Mesquite, guests are welcomed by a color palette that draws inspiration from a
southwestern sunset with hues of brown, burgundy, mustard yellow and light
green. A stone fireplace is the center of the relaxed social setting complete
with large sofas, community tables, electronic device recharge stations and
free Wi-Fi that encourage collaboration and connection among hotel visitors.
This timeless renovation of the hotel’s public spaces also includes new front
desk millwork, tile flooring and regional artwork that dots the walls of the
lobby and contributes to the Texas heritage motif. The hotel also renovated
the on-site fitness center to meet Hampton brand’s “jumpstart fitness”
program.

New Technology Upgrades for Convention Center Attendees

Another significant component of the hotel’s recent capital improvements
includes the installation of an enhanced wireless network tailored to the
convention space and offering 24/7 tech support to convention-goers. The
design allows tech support to dial into the specific meeting space’s IP
address to reconcile any IT problems convention guests encounter and at no
charge to attendees/planners. In addition, the hotel now has the ability to
direct 100 MB of bandwidth into a specific space, providing efficient and fast
Internet access to convention attendees where and when they need it.

”We experienced a tremendous positive response to the new technology and hotel
improvements, particularly from convention planners responsible for technology
demanding events,” said Lawrence Williams, general manager of the Hampton Inn
& Suites Dallas – Mesquite. “We’ve seen an immediate positive impact on
bookings as well as an uptick in long-term business.”

A Promoter of the Local Arts

In addition to the technological upgrades, the Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas –
Mesquite’s convention space is the recipient of a new glass sculpture
installation by local artist, Brad Adams. The unique piece is the only indoor
sculpture that is a part of the Mesquite Art Council’s Art Around Town
initiative that aims to place sculptures in medians, pocket parks and major
public spaces. As a member of the initiative, the hotel will commission a new
piece of art each year and feature it in the convention space for meeting
attendees from around the globe to experience some of the area’s finest local
works of art. In early October, public areas of the hotel and convention
center will feature additional new artwork, including 21 large-scale framed
pieces of local interest spanning historic sites, major entertainment venues
and events.

“The art collection at the Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas – Mesquite is truly
one-of-a-kind and a showcase for ‘Real. Texas. Culture,’” Williams said.

About the Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas – Mesquite/Mesquite Convention Center &
Exhibit Hall

Significantly larger than a standard Hampton Inn & Suites, the Hampton Inn &
Suites Dallas – Mesquite at 1700 Rodeo Drive is one of the only Hampton
properties featuring a full-service planning and catering staff. The
160-room/54-suite, contemporary property includes complimentary guest parking;
complimentary hot breakfast; complimentary high-speed Internet in guest rooms;
fully equipped, newly renovated fitness center; 24-hour business center; and
on-premise guest and valet laundry services. The hotel’s two-room suites
feature clean and fresh Hampton beds, sleeper sofas, and fully stocked
kitchens. The Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas – Mesquite’s outdoor heated pool
features one of the largest poolside lounging areas in the Dallas/Fort Worth
area. The more than 65,000 gross square feet of flexible meeting space offers
17 configurations, ranging from an 18,000-square-foot ballroom, to a 35,000
square-foot exhibition space, to the 5,500-seat indoor Mesquite Arena, with
ample free parking at the hotel, convention and expo areas.

For more information, to make reservations, or to book an event at the Hampton
Inn & Suites Dallas – Mesquite, call (972) 329-3100, contact your travel
agent, or visit www.dallasmesquitesuites.hamptoninn.com. The hotel can also be
booked under the following GDS codes: Amadeus DFWHD3, Galileo/Apollo 97768,
Sabre 45046, Worldspan 4774 and Expedia.com 45056.

About Hampton

To learn more, visit www.hampton.com.

About John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts

Springfield, Mo.-based John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts 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 78 hotels representing nearly 19,000
guest rooms/suites in 24 states, John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts’ properties
are dominant in their markets. Founded on the extraordinary vision of John Q.
Hammons and built on his legacy of excellence spanning more than 50 years,
John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts 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 John Q. Hammons
Hotels & Resorts, visit the company’s website at www.jqhhotels.com or
www.facebook.com/jqhhotelsresorts.

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Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas – Mesquite
Lawrence Williams, 972-882-1806
lawrence.williams@jqh.com
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