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Hotel OnlineSep 16, 2019

Lakeland Hospitality Group Celebrates Topping-Out of SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Lakeland, Florida

Tomlinson Construction is serving as the project’s development manager, overseeing the build and day-to-day construction efforts provided by general contractor Rodda Construction. McKibbon Places, an Atlanta-based company focused on hotel development and renovations, is consulting on the development of the hotel, which will be managed by Tampa-based McKibbon Hospitality.

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Asheville Citizen TimesSep 16, 2019

Asheville's Kimpton Hotel Arras, former BB&T site, nears opening day, now booking rooms

The 19-story structure at 7 Patton Ave., formerly known as the BB&T Building, has its first rooms available the week of Oct. 14 with rates starting at about $171 a night, its website shows. It marks a milestone for developer John McKibbon's 128-room hotel, which also features 54 condominiums — all sold — as well as two restaurants, meeting space and a fitness center, among other amenities.

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Hotel BusinessSep 13, 2019

Around the World, Hotels Projects Are Underway

Tampa, FL-headquartered McKibbon Hospitality and Georgia-based McKibbon Places have broke ground on two new extended-stay hotels: Hyatt House Tampa Airport Westshore, located in Westshore’s Avion Park, and Hyatt House Orlando Airport, located in Orlando, FL’s Gateway Village.

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Travel PulseSep 12, 2019

Asheville’s the Place for Colorful Leaf-Peeping

The Kimpton brand has finally landed in Asheville with their Hotel Arras, opening this month at Pack Square. The landmark location façade has been updated and transformed into an Art Deco masterpiece of glass, steel and stone.

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Hotel OnlineSep 09, 2019

McKibbon Breaks Ground on Two Hyatt House Hotels in Tampa and Orlando

Tampa-headquartered McKibbon Hospitality and Georgia-based McKibbon Places announced today the groundbreaking of two new top-tier extended-stay hotels: Hyatt House Tampa Airport Westshore, located in Westshore’s Avion Park at the corner of O’Brien St. and Laurel St., and Hyatt House Orlando Airport, located in Orlando’s Gateway Village.

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Hotel ManagementSep 09, 2019

McKibbon breaks ground on two extended-stay hotels in Florida

Tampa, Fla.-based McKibbon Hospitality and Georgia-based McKibbon Places announced the groundbreaking of two new extended-stay hotels: the Hyatt House Tampa Airport Westshore and Hyatt House Orlando Airport.

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Business ObserverSep 06, 2019

Spinoff zone: McKibbon Hospitality creates a new company

Tampa-based hotel management firm McKibbon Hospitality has launched a spinoff company, McKibbon Places, that will be headquartered in Atlanta and specialize in third-party hotel development and renovation services.

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Hotel OnlineAug 27, 2019

McKibbon Hospitality Appoints Tony Marco as General Manager for Hyatt House Chicago/West Loop-Fulton Market

Fifteen-year hospitality veteran Tony Marco has been appointed General Manager of Hyatt House Chicago/West Loop-Fulton Market. In his new role, Marco will be responsible for overseeing all operations and functions of the 14-story, 200-room property, and a 50-person staff.

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About HerAug 22, 2019

Hawaiian-Themed Party To Celebrate 100 Adopted Dogs Is the Best Thing You'll See This Week

Last month, the Aloft Orlando Downtown hosted an event called the Bow Wow Luau, which celebrated 100 dogs being adopted. The hotel, which participates in a foster dog programme exclusive to Aloft hotels managed by Tampa-based McKibbon Hospitality, reached out to the people who have adopted the 100 dogs in the hopes of getting all to attend.

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Mountain XpressAug 21, 2019

Center for Craft honors local arts advocate John Cram

The Center for Craft received a $25,000 challenge gift from McKibbon Hospitality Chairman John McKibbon to support the Building a Future for Craft campaign, launched in 2017. “I am honored to support this effort to recognize John’s contribution to the arts in Asheville,” said McKibbon. “I hope my gift will inspire others to donate to this worthy cause.”

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Hotel OnlineAug 12, 2019

McKibbon Hospitality Appoints Leslie Lindley as Director of Sales for Aloft Tallahassee Downtown

Aloft Tallahassee Downtown, the city’s premier boutique hotel, has named Leslie Lindley its new Director of Sales. Lindley brings 12 years of hospitality experience to the position and has worked in sales for such premier brands as Marriott, Sheraton and Hilton.

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Luxe DailyAug 05, 2019

What To Expect At This New Asheville Boutique Hotel

Slated to open in late summer, the hotly anticipated Kimpton Hotel Arras marks a monumental transformation of Asheville, North Carolina’s tallest edifice–the former BB&T bank building at 7 Patton Ave.–into a 128-room boutique hotel by Georgia-based Winford Lindsay Associates.

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Orlando Sentinel Jul 27, 2019

Orlando hotel’s ‘Bow Wow Luau’ celebrates 100 lobby dog adoptions through Pet Alliance partnership

The lobby of Aloft hotel in downtown Orlando Saturday was mutt-er chaos— poodles, pit bulls, Pomeranians and more came dressed in their beachiest attire to celebrate the 100th pooch adopted through the hotel’s partnership with the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando.

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Green Lodging NewsJul 23, 2019

McKibbon Hospitality Celebrated as a Bicycle-Friendly Business

In keeping with ongoing efforts to maintain a vibrant and progressive workplace, McKibbon Hospitality has been recognized as a bicycle-friendly company on two fronts: It received a Bronze designation as Bicycle-Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists; additionally, McKibbon was among four out of a hundred bike-friendly businesses in the Tampa Bay area to receive special recognition at the Bike/Walk Tampa Bay Summit held on June 21.

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TODAYJul 19, 2019

Shelter pets find work (and homes) as hotel 'lobby dogs'

A foster dog program at the Aloft Asheville Downtown in North Carolina proved so popular that three other properties managed by McKibbon Hospitality have implemented programs as well.

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