Mr. John Q. Hammons Celebrates Opening

3rd Mar 2005

Mr. John Q. Hammons today announced the opening of the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites with a special celebration hosted by the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau. The 119-room, four-story hotel marks Mr. Hammons’ fifth property in Springfield and his 68th Holiday Inn to be built in the United States. The property is owned by Mr. John Q. Hammons and managed by Springfield, Mo.-based John Q. Hammons Hotels, Inc., the nation’s leading independent builder, developer, owner and manager of upscale full-service hotels, resorts and suites. “The new Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites gives our city a wonderful lodging option that provides travelers with accommodations that meet all of their needs during their stay in Springfield,” said Tracy Kimberlin, executive director of the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau. “The property’s location also provides exceptional access to all the attractions Springfield has to offer, including baseball games at Hammons Field. It’s sure to make a lasting impression and a positive impact on both the city’s residents and its visitors.”

Located at 1117 East St. Louis Street, the 2.5-acre hotel is strategically situated in downtown Springfield. It is adjacent to the new 10,000-seat AA Minor League baseball stadium, Hammons Field, home of the Springfield Cardinals and the Southwest Missouri State Bears. The hotel’s architecture displays a classic prairie architectural style and features an inviting interior atmosphere, with a spacious great room and lobby. With 1,000 square feet of meeting space, the property is an ideal lodging and meeting option for small groups, leisure travelers, and extended stay guests.

“I’m proud to bring the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites to the city of Springfield. The property offers outstanding accommodations and an exceptional staff that I am confident will deliver the superior guest experience that John Q. Hammons Hotels consistently upholds,” said Mr. John Q. Hammons, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of John Q. Hammons Hotels, Inc. “Springfield continues to experience phenomenal growth and this hotel provides the support needed for meeting guestroom demands. Its superb location near Hammons Field, the Springfield Expo Center, Jordan Valley park, and other attractions also complements the personality and charisma the city of Springfield offers its visitors.” 

The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Springfield boasts a variety of amenities for both business and leisure travelers, including ample 7-foot-wide hallways, which allow guests with luggage to easily move throughout the property’s corridors. The hotel’s guestrooms and suites are decorated in Mission-style furnishings. The lobby features the Holiday Inn brand’s signature, “The Great Room,” which allows visitors to feel at home whether they’re enjoying a complimentary Express Start breakfast, or checking their email on the property’s free high-speed, wireless Internet access.

Guestrooms also include duvet covered queen or king-sized beds with extra pillows, a sitting area with lounge chair, cable television, flat screen televisions, hairdryer, in room coffee makers, and non-stick iron and ironing board. The guestroom bath incorporates new amenities from the brand’s Simply Smart(TM) line including, luxurious oversized and super-absorbent, 100 percent cotton towels, a sleek chrome Stay Smart(R) showerhead by Kholer(R) that has three powerful spray settings and a unique pressure compensating flow regulator, as well as a “hookless” curtain and liner. For those travelers with business needs, guestrooms also provide large desks with ergonomic chairs, data ports, two, dual-line speakerphones with private voicemail, and USA Today newspaper delivery. The property also includes an indoor and outdoor hot tub, outdoor pool, a fitness center and laundry facilities.


To make a hotel reservation, or to book a group function at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites call 417-862-0070, contact your travel agent, or visit the hotel’s Web site at Travel agents can book The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (SGFEX) under the following GDS codes: Amadeus SGF5C5, Sabre 57280, Galileo 5573 or Worldspan 5573.



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