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Hotel ExecutiveAug 29, 2018

McKibbon Hospitality completes major renovations in Tampa, Athens & Knoxville

McKibbon Hospitality has completed major renovations at hotels in Tampa, Athens and Knoxville. The newly renovated properties include the Residence Inn by Marriott Tampa Sabal Park/Brandon; the Courtyard by Marriott Athens Downtown; the Courtyard by Marriott Knoxville Cedar Bluff; and the Residence Inn by Marriott Knoxville Cedar Bluff.

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Business ObserverAug 24, 2018

McKibbon Hospitality ramping up hotel development

McKibbon Hospitality has hired a development executive with decades of lodging experience to help it with a series of projects in its pipeline and to grow the company’s third-party development division.

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Garden & Gun May 22, 2018

How a Hotel in Asheville Helps Rescue Dogs

More and more hotels are rolling out the red carpet for canine guests, but one hotel in Asheville has taken pup hospitality to creative new heights, helping a local animal rescue group adopt out dogs to guests and the community. Aloft Asheville Downtown recently marked its 100th dog adoption when the hotel found a forever home for Lolly, a Papillon-Chihuahua mix.

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Tampa Bay Business Journal May 15, 2018

Tampa firm to manage newly purchased Residence Inn by Marriott in downtown

McKibbon Hospitality has been awarded the management contract for the newly purchased and renovated Residence Inn by Marriott Tampa Downtown.

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Meetings and Conventions May 15, 2018

A Toast to Six Hot New Hotel Bars

Hotel bars are the essential go-to spots for deal-making, networking, a solo night cap or to just people watch. Here's one of six new hotel bars that have social media all atwitter! Capella on 9, the rooftop bar at the AC Hotel Asheville Downtown, is a swanky hotspot that offers head-turning mountain views and showcases local musical talent.

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The Virginian Pilot May 14, 2018

Noble Investment Group Acquires Residence Inn by Marriott Tampa Downtown

The newly renovated, all-suite hotel is prominently located in the central business and financial district of the Tampa Bay area. The Residence Inn Tampa Downtown is owned by Noble Investment Group and managed by McKibbon Hospitality, a leading hotel development and management group headquartered in Tampa's Avion Park.

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PR NewswireMay 14, 2018

Noble Investment Group Acquires Residence Inn by Marriott Tampa Downtown

Noble Investment Group ("Noble") today announced the acquisition of the Residence Inn by Marriott Tampa Downtown. The newly renovated, all-suite hotel is prominently located in the central business and financial district of the Tampa Bay area. The property is managed by McKibbon Hospitality, a leading hotel development and management group headquartered in Tampa's Avion Park.

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Mountain XpressMay 08, 2018

100th Dog Adopted through Aloft Asheville Downtown

Lolly, a Papillon Chihuahua mix, went home today with the Hultin family from Flat Rock, marking the 100th dog to find its forever home through the foster dog program at Aloft Asheville Downtown, a McKibbon Hospitality property.

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American Towns Apr 26, 2018

Asheville Cocktail Week 2018

Cocktail week features trainings and seminars, pairing dinners, spirit tastings, cocktail parties, and cocktail competitions. AC Hotel Asheville's Capella on 9 will feature the US Bartenders Guild Meeting.

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Mountain XpressApr 24, 2018

Small Bites: Asheville Cocktail Week Mixes Things Up

Collaboration is key at the third annual Asheville Cocktail Week. The weeklong gathering brings together local, national and international talents from the distillery and mixology industries. Along with workshops and seminars, the festival will also feature plenty of dinner pairings and bar takeovers. AC Hotel's Capella on 9 will be included.

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The Gainesville Times Apr 20, 2018

Gainesville Veteran, Businessman joins Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame

On Saturday, April 28, McKibbon will be recognized for a history of flying, from bombers in World War II to planes for his business travel, with his induction in the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame.

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Fox10Apr 18, 2018

Toy Drive helping continue fallen Officer Justin Billa's tradition

A truck load of toys times two - each one donated in honor of fallen Mobile Police Officer Justin Billa. For the last month, Hampton Inn & Suites (McKibbon Hospitality), Springhill Toyota, and McConnell Automotive have been collecting the toys. The drive started after they heard of Officer Billa's tradition of handing out toys to kids he encountered on his patrols - toys he bought with his own money.

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Trimm Travels Apr 17, 2018

An Asheville Food Tour: 10 Fun Places to Eat + Where to Stay

More and more in my travels, I’m discovering that destinations are really upping their game when it comes to their food scene. Asheville is no exception. Food isn’t what first comes to mind when I think of Asheville, but my Asheville food tour showed me that this North Carolina city definitely has it going on!

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Travel PulseApr 17, 2018

The Music and Arts Scene Worth Traveling For

Music and art aficionados, your next travel destination needs to be Asheville, North Carolina. Live music can be found at a number of restaurants and bars all week long. One particularly fun place to jam out to live music is Capella on 9, the rooftop restaurant and bar at the AC Hotel. Sip on signature cocktails, feast on delicious food and soak in the beautiful views of downtown.

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Charlotte Magazine Apr 16, 2018

Uptown Hotel Tower to Feature Work of 17 Local Artists

The works of 17 local artists will be part of the upcoming Charlotte City Center Tower, intended for walls and exteriors of the AC Hotel and Residence Inn, Nuvole Rooftop TwentyTwo, and a rentable penthouse suite. The unprecedented art program from McKibbon Hospitality comes from a partnership with Paul Picarazzi of Vision Ventures and North Carolina-based art consultant Liz L. Barr of Art Resources.

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