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Hotel ManagementMar 24, 2020

McKibbon establishes 90-day associate assistance fund

After laying off the majority of its employees due to COVID-19, McKibbon Hospitality has decided to establish an associate assistance fund. Aimed at assisting former employees with groceries and other necessities, the fund will provide payments of $200 every two weeks for all recently laid-off employees for 90 days beginning April 3.

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Hotel Business Mar 23, 2020

Compassion in a Time of Crisis

Hotel management company McKibbon Hospitality has established an associate assistance fund in response to the profound impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to the hospitality industry. Aimed at assisting its former employees with groceries and other necessities, the fund will provide payments of $200 every two weeks for all of the firm’s recently laid-off employees for 90 days beginning on April 3.

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Hospitality NetMar 21, 2020

McKibbon Hospitality Establishes Associate Assistance Fund

In the 94 years that McKibbon Hospitality has been in business, we have never endured more challenging times. COVID-19's impact on our business, our industry, our communities, and the entire world, has been rapid and nothing short of devastating. For that reason, we've been forced to make extremely difficult decisions, including completely suspending operations at several hotels and laying off the majority of our highly valued associates.

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Hospitality NetFeb 28, 2020

McKibbon Hospitality Begins Renovation of Aloft Asheville Downtown

McKibbon Hospitality, an award-winning leader in hotel management, today announced that Aloft Asheville Downtown has begun an all-encompassing renovation, implementing modern, stylistic upgrades, new soft goods and refreshed amenities throughout. The hotel remains open during the renovation, which began in January 2020 and is expected to be completed this March.

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DogsterJan 06, 2020

This Hotel Is Helping Shelter Pups Find Their Forever Homes

It all started with a real love for dogs,” states Emma Ledbetter, corporate food and beverage manager for McKibbon Hospitality, and the person who spearheaded its dog foster program following two serendipitous plane rides.

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GSA BizWireJan 06, 2020

McKibbon Hospitality Announces the Promotion of Kelly Schlitter to Director of Sales at Aloft Greenville Downtown

McKibbon Hospitality an award-winning leader in hotel management, today announced the promotion of Kelly Schlitter to Director of Sales at Aloft Greenville Downtown. In her new role, Kelly will be responsible for managing all sales and marketing efforts for the lifestyle hotel located on ONE City Plaza in downtown Greenville.

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Hotel OnlineJan 06, 2020

Quality Inn Clearwater Beach Begins Renovation and Rebranding to Dolphin Sands Beach Club

The Quality Inn beachfront hotel, located at 655 S. Gulfview Blvd., is currently undergoing a complete transformation and will relaunch in the Spring as Dolphin Sands Beach Club.

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Hospitality NetDec 16, 2019

Alison Asher Appointed Market Director of Sales for five McKibbon-managed hotels At McKibbon Hospitality in Tampa

Alison Asher has been appointed Market Director of Sales for five McKibbon-managed hotels in Tampa's Westshore business district. She rejoins the McKibbon team from Aloft Tampa Downtown, where she held the position of General Manager following a promotion from Director of Sales and Catering.

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Hotel OnlineDec 13, 2019

McKibbon Hospitality Announces Promotions and Appointments of Four Seasoned Sales Leaders

McKibbon Hospitality, an award-winning industry leader in hotel management, is pleased to announce the promotions and appointments of four seasoned sales leaders.

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Business ObserverNov 06, 2019

Ahead of spring opening, hotel names general manager

McKibbon Hospitality named John Loute general manager of the SpringHill Suites by Marriott, slated to open in downtown Lakeland in spring 2020. According to a press release, Loute’s appointment is effective immediately.

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Lodging MagazineNov 01, 2019

Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta-Downtown Completes Renovations

McKibbon Hospitality recently announced that the Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta-Downtown has completed renovating its guestrooms, lobby, dining area, and meeting space. Tampa-based McKibbon Hospitality manages the property.

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CurbedOct 30, 2019

Downtown hotel unveils refresh of National Register of Historic Places building

The Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta-Downtown renovation, which began earlier this year, was mainly cosmetic and aimed to provide “a much-needed refresh while still staying true to [the building’s] historic roots,” per management company McKibbon Hospitality.

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Trips to DiscoverOct 28, 2019

9 Best Hotels in Downtown Little Rock, Arkansas

Courtyard Little Rock Downtown is a great downtown hotel because it’s in the heart of the River Market District and within walking distance to lots of attractions, including the Arkansas Museum of Discovery, Nature Center, and Clinton Presidential Center.

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Charlotte Business JournalOct 25, 2019

Hotels, rooftop lounge rise above challenge with EpiCentre tower

A joint venture by Tampa, Florida-based McKibbon Hospitality and Charlotte firm Vision Ventures helped erase EpiCentre’s eyesore while adding a cost-efficient, take-your-pick hotel project. The companies enlisted Marriott to pair two of its hotel brands — AC and Residence Inn — to broaden appeal and options as part of a combined 300-room project.

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Orlando Sentinel Oct 25, 2019

Hotels near Orlando International Airport see growth as they seek business travelers

Leaders at the renovated Hampton Inn & Suites say the changes at the 7-year-old property could help it pursue more of the business traveler’s dollar. “We think this is a very strong market, and there are more hotels coming,” said Sebastian Peralta, regional vice president of operations for McKibbon Hospitality, which oversees the Hampton and nearby Homewood Suites by Hilton.

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