John Q. Hammons - Springfield, Missouri
Posted by: BruceS
N 37° 12.526 W 093° 16.894
15S E 475015 N 4118069
Quick Description: Statue of businessman and philanthropist in Springfield, Missouri.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 11/21/2011 6:35:57 PM
Waymark Code: WMD5GF
"John Q. Hammons (born James Quentin Hammons on February 24, 1919) is an American businessman and one of the nation's premier developers of upscale luxury hotels and resorts. With over 50 years of experience in the hotel industry, John Q. Hammons has built and developed nearly two hundred (200) hotels. While many of the early hotels were Holiday Inns, today's portfolio of hotels include Marriott brands (Renaissance, Courtyard by Marriott, and Residence Inn by Marriott), Hilton brands (Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn, and Homewood Suites), and several independent properties including those named University Plazas and the award-winning Chateau on the Lake Resort and Conference Center in Branson, Missouri." - Wikipedia
He is also know for many philanthropic endeavors in the Springfield area.