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TravelPulseMay 14, 2019

John McKibbon honored by Visit Tampa Bay

John McKibbon, chairman of McKibbon Hospitality, was named the 2019 Gonzmart Family Tourism Ambassador of the Year by Visit Tampa Bay during a luncheon ceremony at the Tampa Hilton Downtown on Tuesday. The event kicked off National Tourism Week.

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Hospitality NetApr 09, 2019

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants to Expand Presence in North Carolina, Announces Hotel Arras in Downtown Asheville

"It's an honor to have been trusted to transform this historic landmark into a modern destination," says hotelier John McKibbon. "And to be able to do it under the unique Kimpton umbrella makes this project even more notable. As the pioneers of the US boutique hotel space, Kimpton's been on our radar as a partner for quite some time. We're thrilled to be joining their portfolio of best-in-class hotels."

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ForbesApr 04, 2019

Asheville's Appalachian Spring: 30 New And Iconic Mountain Experiences

Asheville’s tallest building is transformed into the 128-room, four-star luxury property Hotel Arras. Get hike-ready accommodations with AC Hotel’s “Trail Blazer” package, complete with a picnic basket of hiking essentials, a personalized trail map and $50 credit toward dinner at the hotel’s rooftop bar and restaurant, Capella on 9.

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Hotel BusinessMar 18, 2019

Across the US, Hotel Projects Shape Up

McKibbon Hospitality, headquartered in Tampa, FL, has been selected to operate Mississippi's first AC Hotel in Ridgeland, MS. The hotel is slated to open in fall 2020.

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Hotel Management Jan 22, 2019

McKibbon Hospitality to manage two Hampton hotels in the Carolinas

McKibbon Hospitality added two new properties to its management portfolio: the Hampton Inn Columbia Northeast Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C., and the Hampton Inn & Suites Charlotte Arrowood Road in Charlotte, N.C.

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Hotel Management Jan 16, 2019

McKibbon Hospitality to manage upcoming Chicago Hyatt House

McKibbon Hospitality has been awarded the management contract for the Hyatt House Chicago Fulton Market District. The hotel will be McKibbon Hospitality’s first managed property in the Fulton Market District of Chicago.

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Nov 19, 2018

Bartender of the Moment, Colin Dennis at Capella on 9

You can find him most weekends behind bar of the sexy rooftop destination, Capella on 9. And boy are we are lucky he found his way here. Colin comes to Asheville by way of Chicago where he lived and worked in the food and beverage industry for 14 years.

Nov 09, 2018

Downtown MEGa Deal: Asheville’s Capella On 9

You may have been up nine floors at downtown Asheville’s AC Hotel for a sunset cocktail at Capella on 9. If you’ve never sampled the delicious dishes there, now’s the time.

Nov 09, 2018

Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Downtown completes renovations

The Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Downtown held a grand-reopening this week after completing extensive renovations. The hotel now has updated guest rooms, bathrooms and public spaces, according to the hotel’s management company, McKibbon Hospitality.

Nov 05, 2018

McKibbon Hospitality Names Jasmine Malu Market Director of Sales for Its Tampa Westshore Market

McKibbon Hospitality, an award-winning leader in the hotel development and management industry, is pleased to announce the addition of Jasmine Malu as Market Director of Sales. In her new role, she will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of sales tactics for the Tampa Westshore market, which includes the Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa Airport Avion Park Westshore, Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Airport Westshore, Homewood Suites Tampa Airport Westshore, Residence Inn Tampa Westshore and TownePlace Suites Tampa Westshore.

Food & WineOct 30, 2018

Two New Restaurants to Open in Downtown Asheville's Forthcoming Hotel Arras

The construction of Hotel Arras, the forthcoming luxury hotel and condo property at 7 Patton Ave, has been a fixture of downtown Asheville for years, and come this spring, the 19-story building will finally re-open to the public – along with two brand-new restaurant concepts from some of the city's most successful restaurateurs.

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Travel Weekly Oct 17, 2018

Aloft Jacksonville Airport getting a refresh

The Aloft Jacksonville Airport hotel will receive a multimillion-dollar renovation that is expected to be completed early next year.

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Orlando Sentinel Oct 08, 2018

Get ready, dog parents — Halloween costume contests coming up quickly

In fact, you’ve got less than two weeks before “Pups on the Patio: Halloween Edition!” — an Oct. 20 canine costume contest at Aloft Orlando Downtown (500 South Orange Avenue). The free event runs from 1 to 4 p.m. and includes competition in the categories of most original, funniest, scariest and best dog/owner combo.

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Mountain XpressSep 28, 2018

Aiming for early 2019 completion, hotelier offers early glimpse of the Arras hotel and residences

Condo owners living on the 14th floor of the Arras Residences will soon enjoy a floor-to-ceiling view of downtown Asheville and the surrounding mountains.

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Charlotte AgendaSep 26, 2018

Nuvolé, a swanky rooftop bar and lounge, is now open on the 22nd floor of the new AC Hotel

Add a new Uptown rooftop to your rotation. Nuvolé Rooftop TwentyTwo is now open at the Epicentre. It’s located on the 22nd floor of the new dual-branded AC Hotel and Residence Inn.

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