SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (www.jqhhotels.com) and Jim Brickman, “America’s Romantic Piano Sensation,” announce they will continue to collaborate to bring vibrant vocals, warmth and humor to America during the holiday season. John Q. Hammons kicks off its fourth year as the official hotel sponsor of the Jim Brickman concert tour. Brickman, five-time platinum-selling pianist and songwriter, will visit 40-plus cities across North America for his 17th annual holiday tour, On a Winter’s Night, beginning early November. While on their national tour, Jim Brickman and crew will stay at upscale John Q. Hammons hotels in select cities. Brickman and Springfield, Mo.-based John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, the nation’s largest private, independent owner and manager of upscale, full-service hotels in the United States, share a commitment to consistently delivering an exceptional experience.)--
“I also get to enjoy the comforts and work spaces of a John Q. Hammons hotel when I’m on the road. It’s great to be able to relax or get some work done when I’m not on stage in my home away from home.”
Jim Brickman’s On a Winter’s Night concert tour provides an opportunity for thousands of audience members to return and experience the spirit of the holiday in an unforgettable evening of music, laughter and memories. Brickman, along with his special guests, will delight the audience with classic and contemporary holiday music, fan favorites and songs from Brickman’s latest CD, Believe.
“It’s my favorite time of the year and celebrating across the country with audiences makes it that much more special,” Brickman said. “I also get to enjoy the comforts and work spaces of a John Q. Hammons hotel when I’m on the road. It’s great to be able to relax or get some work done when I’m not on stage in my home away from home.”
John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts’ 78 properties spanning 24 states offer many of the comforts of home and a home office space, with several of the company’s award-winning properties featuring luxurious spas and state-of-the-art fitness facilities. Following is a listing of John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts’ upscale properties on Jim Brickman’s On a Winter’s Night Q4 2012 tour stops:
- Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport in Houston, Texas
- Tucson Marriott University Park in Tucson, Ariz.
- Embassy Suites Portland-Airport in Portland, Ore.
- Embassy Suites Charleston Area Convention Center in North Charleston, S.C.
- Huntsville Embassy Suites Hotel & Spa in Huntsville, Ala.
- Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center Hotel and Spa in Oklahoma City, Okla.
- Cedar Rapids Marriott in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
- Sheraton Sioux Falls Hotel in Sioux Falls, S.D.
- Embassy Suites Dallas – DFW International Airport North at Outdoor World in Grapevine, Texas
The On a Winter’s Night concert tour cross-promotional opportunity includes radio, online, in-market and on-premise visibility for the Jim Brickman and John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts brands and for select John Q. Hammons properties. Hotels participating in the holiday cross promotion in November and December span locations in nine states: Houston, Texas; Tucson, Ariz.; Portland, Ore.; North Charleston, S.C.; Huntsville, Ala.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Sioux Falls, S.D.; and Dallas/Grapevine, Texas. Go to www.JimBrickman.com for On a Winter’s Night ticket information.
“Our continued collaborative relationship with music icon Jim Brickman represents a rewarding opportunity to recognize the important role of the arts in our lives,” said Phill Burgess, vice president of sales and revenue management for John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts. “Jim’s fans can’t wait for him to come to a city near them, some even traveling great distances to see their favorite musician perform live. We can help make that experience even more special with an exceptional hotel stay.”
About Jim Brickman
Brickman has revolutionized solo piano with his pop-style instrumentals and star-studded vocal collaborations. With over 7 million records sold, Brickman’s signature songwriting style, original music, and unique performances have also brought him six gold and platinum-selling albums, 30 charted adult radio hits, Grammy nominations in 2003 and 2009, two SESAC “Songwriter of the Year” awards, a Canadian Country Music Award, and a Gospel Music Association Dove Award.
Brickman’s best-known compositions include the chart-toppers “Valentine,” “The Gift,” “Love of My Life,” “Simple Things” and “Peace.” In January 2012, Brickman commanded the top three spots on the Top 10 of Billboard’s New Age chart for his albums Love, Romanza and All is Calm. His albums feature collaborations with such noted vocalists as Martina McBride, Gerald Levert, Lady Antebellum, Matt Giraud, Michael W. Smith, Kenny Loggins, Carly Simon, Herb Alpert, Collin Raye, Michael Bolton, Sara Evans, Donny Osmond, and Olivia Newton-John.
A native of Cleveland, Brickman began playing piano at the age of five and studied music at the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music. He founded his own advertising music company in 1980, writing commercial jingles for such advertisers as McDonald’s, Pontiac and Kellogg’s. Other artistic endeavors include a popular weekly radio show, Your Weekend with Jim Brickman; two best-selling books, Simple Things and Love Notes; debuts at Carnegie Hall and the White House; and international touring from Spain to Thailand. Brickman lends a hand to many charitable foundations for children, including Autism Speaks and UNICEF, and a scholarship was recently established in his name at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
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: Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center; Courtyard by Marriott; Embassy Suites Hotels; Hampton Inn & Suites; Hilton; Holiday Inn; Homewood Suites by Hilton; Marriott; Plaza Hotels Collection; Radisson; Renaissance; Residence Inn by Marriott; and Sheraton. 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.