A legacy of defYING expectations

Properties with Prestige.
People With Heart.

In this fast-paced industry, it's rare to find a group of people who share the same passion for serving others; but then again, it's rare to find a culture like ours.

Purpose-driven, with a heart for service

Hospitality Begins Here,
With Each & Every One of Us.

Connected through our love of travel, family and community,
we passionately develop and manage places of hospitality with an eye for
operational efficiency and a genuine desire to elevate experience.

Rooted in Hospitality  

In 1926, John, Sr. (Jack) and Marvin McKibbon felt that their community of Gainesville, Georgia, would be a better place if it had its very own self-service grocery store. Determined entrepreneurs, the McKibbon brothers opened a small Piggly Wiggly franchise. It was a small but impactful beginning for the McKibbon name; one that Jack McKibbon decided to build on 20 years later by developing the area’s first motor court, complete with a full-service restaurant. This idea spurred the company’s evolution. By the 1960s, the company had become one of the earliest Holiday Inn franchisees, with hotels in operation throughout the state of Georgia.

Generations of Innovation

Hotel development and management became McKibbon's core focus and has been ever since. Since taking over in the early 1990s, John McKibbon III has continued the tradition, developing an ever-growing portfolio while building a team with an unmatched reputation for impeccable service and innovation in the industry. Coming full circle, John completed his final development project in 2019: Kimpton Hotel Arras in Asheville, North Carolina. Changing the skyline of Asheville forever, this project holds special meaning for John after handing over the company to the next generation of leaders, including his son, J.B. McKibbon, IV.

Culture & Values

Hospitality starts from within

Our commitment to our associates and guests is a reflection of who we are. Our perspective on hospitality is unique. Our tenacity is a touch unconventional. Our attention to meaningful details is unwavering. Our ambition to go above and beyond standards is what elevates our hospitality experiences.

Our Mission

We are family.

Anchored by our faith and knit together by our culture, we are driven by our service-first spirit. We're a here-when-you-need-us, better-together family.

We are creators.

We are drawn to what moves you. The heartbeat of a city. A magnet for momentum. A pulse for pace. We create places made for moments and fill each nook with thoughtful details.

We are connectors.

We don't just practice hospitality. We live it, because every person matters. Every moment matters. It’s that personal. It’s that simple.

Our Vision

Let's inspire hospitality.

We'll start with tradition and end with innovation.

Purpose-driven, with a heart for service.

We'll stay invested in people first. Fueled by a passion for places, we'll keep influencing trends as a thought leader in the field.

And then we'll grow.

With a spark of imagination and an obsession for quality, we'll grow to be the signature name in the industry. Connection by connection, moment by moment, we will be the people who inspire hospitality.

Our Guiding Principles

We don’t just list these on our website. We do our best to live them every single day.

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Think bigger

Being an industry leader means finding better, more innovative ways to serve our partners, guests, and communities.

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Love your community

As hotel builders, owners and managers, we are not just hotel brand ambassadors – we are city ambassadors. We're emotionally invested in the cities we serve, and we're committed to giving back to them.

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Do the right thing

Our commitment to quality and integrity means we’re not satisfied with good enough or “we’ll fix it later.” We invest our time, energy and resources into delivering heartfelt solutions.

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Support each other

The way we treat our work family serves as the foundation for how we do business. Be good to each other, and business will be good to us.

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Make a lasting impression

Above all, it’s how you are remembered that will stand the test of time. Every interaction is an opportunity to go above and beyond. Make it count.

OUR Team

Connectors & Creators

We share one common goal: to create the kind of hospitality experience that no other organization can. Through this shared vision, our executive team has grown McKibbon into one of the fastest-growing (and most awarded) hospitality companies in the country. We’ve done this by embracing constant evolution, braving forward-thinking concepts and retaining the best talent in the business.

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Community involvement

Service-first spirit

No matter how much we grow, one thing will never change. We’re a family company, dedicated to the communities we call home. Through our McKibbon Hospitality Foundation, we support a variety of non-profits across the country through sponsorship and volunteer initiatives. 

We encourage each and every one of our hotel management teams to play an active role in supporting their communities. We set the stage for charitable giving with McKibbon’s Matching Funds Program – our way of showing associates that we are as invested as they are. Through this successful program, our corporate foundation matches every single dollar earned through hotel fundraising events.

Ready to discuss a potential partnership?

We welcome every opportunity to interact with investors, developers and partners. If you’d like to learn more about McKibbon, we’d love to hear from you.

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