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. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/multimedia/home/20130919006192/en/ Multimedia Available:http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50712721&lang=en Contact: Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas – Mesquite Lawrence Williams, 972-882-1806 firstname.lastname@example.org or Publicis PR for John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts Sheri D. Smith, 469-366-2493 214-454-3969 mobile email@example.com
John Q. Hammons’ Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas – Mesquite Boasts Renovated Public Spaces and New Convention Technology
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