NORMAN, OKLA. — Springfield, Mo.-based John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts is advancing construction for the 283-room Embassy Suites Norman Hotel & Conference Center located at 2501 Conference Dr. in Norman. The 10-story building will be part of the new University North Park mixed-use development, which is located two miles away from the University of Oklahoma. In addition to the suites, the hotel will feature 75,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. The new hotel will mark John Q. Hammons’ fifth hotel in Oklahoma. The grand opening is scheduled for late October.