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WSOC TVDec 03, 2020

Roof Above will transform west Charlotte hotel into affordable housing community

As temperatures get colder and the pandemic continues, Roof Above plans to transform a west Charlotte hotel into an affordable housing community. The hotel, located at the intersection of Clanton Road and Interstate 77, will be an emergency shelter for women and families this winter. The project is estimated to cost $12 million. Roof Above has raised money through government and philanthropic support including a significant financial contribution from John McKibbon and the McKibbon Family Foundation

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Hotel BusinessNov 04, 2020

McKibbon Hospitality Adds Three Hotels

McKibbon Hospitality has added three new South Walton, FL hotels to its management portfolio. Owned by Miramar Beach, FL-based real estate development and investment company, Howard Group, the three properties include Courtyard by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard, Residence Inn by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard, and Hyatt Place Sandestin at Grand Boulevard.

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Hospitality NetOct 20, 2020

Courtyard Tallahassee Unveils Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

McKibbon Hospitality, an award-winning leader in hotel management, today announced that Courtyard Tallahassee North/I-10 Capital Circle, owned by Hospitality Investors Trust (HIT), has completed an all-encompassing, multi-million-dollar renovation.

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Hotel BusinessOct 09, 2020

McKibbon Hospitality Adds Five South Florida Hampton Inns

Owned by Hospitality Investors Trust (HIT), the five Hilton properties include Hampton Inn Boca Raton, Hampton Inn & Suites Boynton Beach, Hampton Inn Boca Raton-Deerfield Beach, Hampton Inn Palm Beach Gardens and Hampton Inn West Palm Beach-Florida Turnpike.

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Hotel ExecutiveSep 17, 2020

McKibbon Hospitality Appoints Matthew Ram as Vice President of Acquisitions

Bringing more than 10 years of financial analysis expertise to McKibbon, Ram will be responsible for leading the charge as the family-owned and operated company moves into the acquisition space, managing deal sourcing, underwriting and investment analysis, acquisitions, dispositions, asset management, transaction support, and investor relations.

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Business ObserverJun 26, 2020

Tampa-based McKibbon Hospitality opens SpringHill Suites Lakeland

Tampa-based McKibbon Hospitality and its partner, Lakeland Hospitality Group, officially opened SpringHill Suites Lakeland with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday.

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News & Press

GSA Biz WireNov 30, 2020

New Director of Sales at Aloft Greenville Downtown

Jake O'Dare was recently hired to be the new Director of Sales at the Aloft Greenville Downtown managed by McKibbon Hospitality. Jake has over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry and is moving to Greenville with his wife and two kids to call the Upstate home. He has a degree in Resort Tourism Management from Coastal Carolina University and graduated from Wando High School.

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Hotel ExecutiveNov 19, 2020

Kimpton Hotel Arras Receives AAA Four Diamond Designation

Kimpton Hotel Arras, McKibbon Hospitality's boutique, 128-room hotel in the heart of downtown Asheville, announces it has earned the prestigious AAA Four Diamond designation for 2020. Awarded to properties with upscale style and amenities enhanced with the right touch of service, just 6.5 percent of the nearly 27,000 AAA Diamond lodgings have received this designation.

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Mountain XpressOct 13, 2020

“Ode to Buskers & Asheville Music” sculpture unveiled

Kimpton Hotel Arras and local artists today unveiled, “Ode to Buskers & Asheville Music,” a locally created, life-size stainless steel sculpture located outdoors on the corner of Lexington and Patton at Kimpton Hotel Arras.

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Travel & Tour WorldAug 13, 2020

Todd Kinney appointed General Manager of Hyatt House Tampa Avion Park

Todd Kinney has been appointed General Manager of the new Hyatt House Tampa Avion Park under McKibbon Hospitality, an award-winning leader in hotel management. Kinney comes with years of experience and is considered to be a veteran of the hospitality industry. In his new role, Kinney will be responsible for overseeing all operations for the 145-room, extended-stay hotel, which is slated to open at the end of this year.

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Hotel ExecutiveJul 20, 2020

Lakeland Hospitality Group and McKibbon Hospitality Open New SpringHill Suites in Lakeland, Florida

Lakeland Hospitality Group, McKibbon Hospitality, and local officials gathered today to celebrate the grand opening of Lakeland's newest and cleanest hotel, SpringHill Suites Lakeland, with a ribbon-cutting and tours. The hotel, which broke ground on October 1, 2018, and was completed this spring, will be managed by Tampa-based McKibbon Hospitality with General Manager John Loute overseeing all operations and leading the team on property.

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Hotel ManagementJul 02, 2020

Hotels open doors across the country

Owner Lakeland Hospitality Group opened the SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Lakeland, Fla. McKibbon Hospitality manages the property, which is located in Lakeland’s downtown adjacent to the RP Funding Center and 6 miles from the Lakeland Linder International Airport.

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Tampa Bay Business JournalJul 02, 2020

Winter gets a hotel: Dolphin’s Beach Club opens on Clearwater Beach

Located at 655 S. Gulfview Blvd., the 91-room beachfront hotel boasts an outdoor pool with beach cabana rentals, as well as two on-site restaurants, Cabanas Coastal Grill and Cabanas Beachside. It is managed by Tampa-based McKibbon Hospitality.

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Hotel BusinessJun 29, 2020

New Hotels Open in the South

The 126-suite SpringHill Suites by Marriott Lakeland, owned by Lakeland Hospitality Group and managed by McKibbon Hospitality, has opened in Lakeland, FL.

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Mountain XpressJun 24, 2020

Local artists featured in Aloft Asheville renovation

McKibbon Hospitality today announced that its Aloft Asheville Downtown hotel has completed an extensive renovation, which was handled by Atlanta, GA-based McKibbon Places. The renovation includes new furnishings, updated flooring, and features the work of several local artists in its public spaces, guestrooms, and suites.

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RE JournalJun 16, 2020

Hyatt House Chicago/West Loop-Fulton Market reopens with enhanced health and safety measures

Hyatt House Chicago/West Loop-Fulton Market is currently accepting reservations and will begin welcoming guests back. The reopening comes with a focus on guest and associate health, enhanced cleanliness and disinfection protocols, and physical distancing measures.

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Madison JournalJun 10, 2020

State-of-the-art Township hotel hits milestone

Kerioth Corporation, headquartered in Ridgeland, announced the topping out of a construction milestone of Mississippi’s first AC Hotel by Marriott in Ridgeland’s The Township at Colony Park, a mixed-use project developed by Kerioth. The hotel will be managed by McKibbon Hospitality.

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The Lakeland LedgerJun 10, 2020

Lakeland’s new hotel offers sneak peek ahead of grand opening

The Swan City’s newest hotel, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, will open June 25, providing about 35-40 new jobs and offering 4,000 square feet of meeting space. That feature alone is expected to attract even more big-ticket events and give RP Funding Center patrons two hotels to choose from for accommodations.

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Florida TrendApr 27, 2020

Florida and the COVID-19 recession: Looking ahead

In Tampa, McKibbon Hospitality, a hotel management company, established an “associate assistance fund” to assist laid-off employees with groceries and other necessities, providing $200 every two weeks for 90 days beginning on April 3. The private sector’s flexibility and quick response should help to blunt the recessionary forces.

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Hotel News NowApr 20, 2020

Companies help laid-off employees in variety of ways

Randy Hassen, president of McKibbon Hospitality, said the hotel industry was hit quickly and drastically, and his company looked for the best way it could to help its employees with the essentials. On 3 April, McKibbon Hospitality’s 90-day associate assistance fund took effect in the company’s payroll system. The fund, which will provide $200 every two weeks, is to help all its temporarily laid-off employees purchase groceries and supplies, such as medication.

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Hotel ExecutiveApr 16, 2020

McKibbon Hospitality Appoints Luis Arancibia as General Manager of Aloft Orlando Downtown

"Luis is a highly dedicated professional and we are thrilled to have him continue his career within the McKibbon portfolio," said Karl Oates, vice president of Lifestyle Hotels. "Luis's forward-thinking management style and effortless creativity makes him the perfect candidate for the GM position at Aloft Orlando Downtown, one of the most unique and hip boutique properties in Central Florida."

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