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We love sharing our success stories, new developments and upcoming projects with the world. This is where you’ll find our recent press releases, media coverage and stories we just can’t keep to ourselves. It’s also where members of the press can get ahold of us to help meet their deadlines, consult a hospitality industry expert or inquire about one of our recent or upcoming initiatives.

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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 15, 2018

McKibbon Hospitality Names Monica Mataloni General Manager of Aloft Asheville Downtown

McKibbon Hospitality, an award-winning leader in the hotel development and management industry, announced today that it has hired Monica Mataloni as general manager of Aloft Asheville Downtown. Mataloni will be responsible for overseeing all operations for the lifestyle hotel located in the heart of downtown Asheville.

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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Hospitality TrendzSep 13, 2018

The More the Merrier

We know there’s a lot going on behind the scenes. A corporate vice president, a general manager, and a hotel design firm principal, together spill the beans to hT on what it takes to conceptualize, manage, and profitably sustain a dual-branded property.

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Hospitality TrendzSep 06, 2018

McKibbon Hospitality celebrates the opening of its AC Hotel and Residence Inn Charlotte City Center

McKibbon Hospitality, announced on August 30 that its first dual-branded hotel, the AC Hotel and Residence Inn Charlotte City Center, has officially opened its doors. The 22-story hotel tower brings 300 rooms to Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina.

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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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