SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced the company was recently awarded Marriott International, Inc.’s 2015 Spirit to Preserve Award. Debbie Marriott Harrison, Marriott International’s global officer – culture and business councils, presented the award to Joe Morrissey, JQH’s senior vice president of operations, who accepted the honor on behalf of the company at Marriott International’s Full Service Owners conference. JQH was recognized for continuing to show support and focus on sustainability. Spirit to Preserve has been an award category since 2012, and JQH also won the award for 2013. Springfield, Mo.-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.