JQH’s Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha − La Vista to Host Hundreds of Vietnam Veterans in Nebraska Prior to Flight to Visit Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.

OMAHA, Neb. & LA VISTA, Neb. & SPRINGFIELD, Mo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#JQHJohn
Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts
(JQH) today announced that the
company’s Embassy
Suites by Hilton Omaha − La Vista Hotel & Conference Center
in
Nebraska is continuing to collaborate with Omaha, Nebraska-based
non-profit Patriotic Productions to honor our U.S. military. The
257-suite hotel is planning to host more than 600 Vietnam Veterans on
May 1, 2017, prior to the veterans’ participating in a Vietnam Veterans
Flight to Washington D.C. from Nebraska that is being organized by
Patriotic Productions. Four planes are reserved for this landmark
occasion, with the event being touted as the largest organized Vietnam
Veterans contingent to visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial from any U.S.
state. Springfield, Missouri-based JQH is a leading private, independent
owner and manager of hotels in the United States, including operating
more than 1 million square feet of superb meeting space.


“Supporting those men and women who have bravely served in our United
States Armed Forces is a shared commitment across the JQH national hotel
portfolio,” said Tony Moody, general manager of the Embassy Suites by
Hilton Omaha − La Vista. “We are pleased to have the opportunity to
continue working closely with Patriotic Productions to honor those
valiant individuals that have sacrificed much to protect our valued
freedoms.”

Countdown to “The Final Mission”: How You Can
Help

According to Bill Williams, co-founder of Patriotic Productions,
donations have been secured for two of the four planes scheduled for the
May 1 Vietnam Veterans Flight – 2017: “The Final Mission.” To make a
pledge toward the remaining two planes that require funding, go to Patriotic
Productions’
website. A veteran can be sponsored for a flight for
$900. For hotel stays leading up to the event, a veteran rate is
available at the Embassy
Suites by Hilton Omaha – La Vista
.

Bill and Evonne Williams of Omaha founded award-winning Patriotic
Productions to support their desire to honor the U.S. military and to
share that opportunity with others who wish to do the same.

“Ensuring our veterans and their families have an inviting environment
in which to meet and reconnect is paramount. We appreciate JQH’s Embassy
Suites by Hilton Omaha − La Vista’s generous hospitality to help create
memorable experiences for our veterans and their families during these
often life-changing reunions,” Bill Williams said.

“Remembering Our Fallen” National Debut

JQH’s Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha − La Vista has a history of
supporting veterans, including partnering with Patriotic Productions on
multiple occasions to honor U.S. military personnel. The hotel had the
opportunity to host overnight stays and pre-flight dinners for more than
1,200 guests prior to the June 6, 2016, Vietnam Veterans Flight to
support 500 veterans with their visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
in Washington D.C. The award-winning hotel also hosted guests prior to
Washington D.C. flights in honor of veterans of World War II and the
Korean War. The property also held the “Remembering Our Fallen”
Fundraiser to help sponsor a traveling photo memorial organized by
Patriotic Productions that recognizes the Fallen who have died in The
War on Terror since September 11, 2001. Initially focused on those
Fallen that called Nebraska home, the heartfelt traveling exhibit has
expanded to 19 states, with a national memorial unveiling scheduled for
September 7 – 9, 2017, in Washington D.C.

After experiencing the “Remembering Our Fallen” traveling memorial, the
mother of Drew, a Fallen soldier, shared, “Our young men and women give
up everything to put their lives on the line and serve our country. Some
come home and some don’t. We are so proud of our brave, courageous men
and women. There is a constant ache in our hearts, a hole, something
missing. It never goes away. Life will never be the same, but we will
continue the mission of our loved ones…making the world a better place.”

David Scott, director of sales at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha –
La Vista, served as a Guardian for the 2016 Vietnam Veterans Flight to
help ensure veterans’ safety and a remarkable experience. He has been
invited to serve as a Guardian for the 2017 Flight.

“We at Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha – La Vista are grateful for
opportunities to make a difference by impacting lives. Through our
continued collaboration with Patriotic Productions, we are able to help
recognize those individuals and their families that have given so much
to protect the American dream,” Scott said.

About Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha – La Vista

Located at 12520 Westport Parkway in La Vista, the Embassy Suites by
Hilton Omaha – La Vista Hotel & Conference Center features 50,000 square
feet of versatile convention space. Each spacious two-room hotel suite
includes a separate living room with a sofa bed and two TVs. Guests can
enjoy internet access, a large desk with ergonomic chair, a
mini-refrigerator, and a microwave. The contemporary hotel features a
modern fitness center and heated indoor pool with whirlpool. Guests can
start their day with a free made-to-order breakfast. A nightly two-hour
reception with complimentary drinks and snacks is offered in the hotel’s
open-air atrium. The La Vista Nines offers delicious European cuisine,
and Caffeina’s Marketplace Café is available for fresh sandwiches, wraps
and salads. The hotel can be reached at (402) 331-7400 or visit www.omahalavista.embassysuites.com
or www.facebook.com/EmbassySuitesLaVista.

About John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts

Springfield, Missouri-based John
Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts
(JQH) is a leading private,
independent owner and manager of hotels in the United States,
representing brands such as: Marriott, Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton,
Sheraton, IHG, Chateau on the Lake Resort / Spa & Convention Center, and
Plaza Hotels Collection. With a portfolio of 35 hotels representing
approximately 8,500 guest rooms/suites in 16 states, JQH’s properties
are dominant in their markets. Founded on the extraordinary vision of
John Q. Hammons and built on his continued legacy of excellence spanning
more than 50 years, JQH has become one of the most recognized and
award-winning companies in the hospitality industry. Built to be the
best, JQH continues to set the standard in hospitality management and
hotel development. Go to www.jqhhotels.com
for more information, or connect with JQH on Facebook,
Twitter
or LinkedIn.

Contacts

JQH
Phill Burgess, 417-873-3591
phill.burgess@jqh.com
or
WiseHive
Public Relations LLC for JQH
Sheri D. Smith, 214-454-3969
sheri.smith@wisehivepr.com