JQH Appoints New General Manager in Tennessee

Brian Sims will oversee day-to-day operations of the Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville South Cool Springs in Franklin, Tenn.

Nashville, Tenn.John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts recently named a new general manager of the company’s Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville South Cool Springs in Franklin, Tenn. With 27 years of hospitality experience under his belt, Brian Sims returns to JQH to oversee day-to-day operations of the 250-key hotel located in the thriving Cool Springs Corporate Centre Office Park.

Brian Sims, general manager of Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville South Cool Springs

Brian Sims, general manager of Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville South Cool Springs

Prior to taking on this new role, Sims served as senior regional director of operations for O’Reilly Hospitality Management, where he helped grow the company’s hotel and restaurant portfolio, ranging from Hilton, Marriott, IHG, Wyndham and independent-branded properties. Sims is one of 10 individuals included in the inaugural Circle of Leadership for the DoubleTree by Hilton brand, which focuses on individualized training and leadership development to support the brand’s service culture.

Sims’ career also includes 11 years with JQH in the roles of general manager and assistant general manager of full service properties in Arkansas, Missouri and West Virginia. Sims is actively involved in local Rotary Clubs and Convention and Visitors Bureaus.

“We are thrilled to welcome Brian back to the JQH family in his role as general manager at JQH’s beautiful property in Franklin, Tenn.,” said Bob Niehaus, JQH regional vice president, in prepared remarks. “Brian has an award-winning reputation as a hotel leader with an emphasis on quality assurance and guest satisfaction.”

Sims is a graduate of business administration and operations management at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania.

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