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WLOSAug 24, 2017

Asheville's Newest High-Rise Hotel is Open

Downtown Asheville's newest hotel had its official ribbon cutting Thursday. McKibbon Hospitality celebrated the opening of AC Hotel on Broadway. Owner John McKibbon touted the hotel's food and beverage program, rooftop bar and local art. McKibbon said the hotel offers employees a chance to move up the socioeconomic ladder.

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Business Observer May 26, 2017

McKibbon Wins Top Marriott Award

McKibbon Hospitality has been awarded Marriott International’s top hospitality manager award, the only company in Florida to receive the designation for 2016. McKibbon also received the award in 1995, the first year Marriott made the designations. The Partnership Circle Award is given annually to only about a dozen companies nationwide that own or manage 10 Marriott hotels or more.

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Tampa Bay Times Mar 27, 2017

McKibbon Hospitality Unveils Revamped Corporate Headquarters

McKibbon Hospitality finished expanding its Tampa headquarters today. The 10,000-square foot office in Avion Park's Westshore business district was constructed and designed by local architects, designers and consultants.

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Tampa Bay Business Journal Feb 06, 2017

Tampa Hotel Management Firm Adds Aloft in Orlando to its Roster

Tampa's McKibbon Hospitality has added the Aloft Orlando Downtown hotel to its management portfolio, expanding its presence in Orlando. McKibbon currently manages three hotels in Orlando, and adds the new Aloft Hotel to its portfolio alongside Aloft Greenville Downtown, Aloft Asheville Downtown, and Aloft Tallahassee Downtown.

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Hotel BusinessDec 16, 2016

McKibbon Hospitality Tops Out Dual-Brand Marriott

McKibbon Hospitality topped out the construction of a 22-story tower at the site above the Epicentre entertainment complex in Charlotte, NC. The structure will host a 184-room AC Hotel, a 116-room Residence Inn, 2,400 sq. ft. of meeting space, a two-bedroom super suite on the rooftop level, an independent rooftop restaurant and bar, as well as restaurant and retail space for lease. It is slated to open in early 2018.

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Press ReleaseNov 30, 2016

McKibbon Hospitality Adds Three More Awards to its Industry Honors List

McKibbon Hospitality announced the addition of three industry awards – Homewood Suites by Hilton “Catch Me at My Best” Award, Homewood Suites by Hilton Spirit Award and the Absolut Bartender Mix Off “Fall for Greenville” bartending competition.

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Hotels MagazineJan 10, 2018

People on the Move: Week of January 8, 2018

J.B. McKibbon IV joined McKibbon Hospitality as asset manager for the McKibbon Family Investment Fund. A fourth-generation family member at McKibbon Hospitality, McKibbon most recently was senior asset manager for Apple Hospitality REIT.

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Dec 30, 2017

Asheville Restaurants Ring in the New Year

What are you doing for New Year's Eve? The AC Hotel Asheville Downtown's rooftop-venue-with-a-view, Capella on 9, hosts a "Rock & Rye New Year Eve's Bash."

Dec 30, 2017

New Year's Eve Bash

AC Hotel Asheville Downtown's rooftop venue, Capella, is throwing a party called the Rock & Rye New Year's Eve Bash.

WLOS News Dec 30, 2017

New Year's Eve - Live Preparation

Kim King shows how the rooftop bar at the AC Hotel Asheville Downtown is preparing for hundreds of people.

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Greenville News Dec 29, 2017

Visit AC Hotel in Downtown Asheville

It was Spanish hotelier Antonio Catalan who identified a new type of traveler — modern, well-traveled, creative and entrepreneurial — when he created AC Hotel, Marriott’s new design-focused hotel concept. While travelers can expect amenities consistent with the brand, AC Hotel Asheville Downtown takes the guest experience to another level.

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WLOS ABC News 13Dec 29, 2017

Organizers of Local Revels Prepare for a Freezing New Year's Eve

In Asheville, rooftop bars on two of the city’s newest hotels, the AC Hotel and the Cambria, will have heaters to keep guests warm. AC Hotel general manager, Michael Hickerson, said the hotel has already sold-out its’ Rock & Rye New Year’s Eve event, that pays homage to the site’s historic hotel, that operated many decades before the new Marriott property opened.

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Mountain XpressDec 26, 2017

Small bites: Dining out on New Year’s Eve

What will will you choose for your last meal? The AC Hotel Asheville Downtown will host the Rock & Rye New Year’s Eve Bash at its Capella on 9 rooftop cocktail bar and restaurant.

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Citizen-Times Dec 26, 2017

6 picks for New Year's Eve around Asheville and WNC

AC Hotel Asheville Downtown’s rooftop venue, Capella, is throwing a party called the Rock & Rye New Year’s Eve Bash.

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Dec 22, 2017

EAT, BE MERRY

If you're looking to eat out in Asheville on Christmas Day, your options are surprisingly diverse. AC Hotel Asheville Downtown's kitchen will serve breakfast, and tapas-style dinner will be offered at Capella on 9.

Tampa Bay Business Journal Dec 22, 2017

Hot Leads: McKibbon Hospitality

McKibbon Hospitality has added three Clearwater Beach hotels to its management portfolio through a partnership with Page Hotels & Resorts, a family-owned development company based in the Tampa Bay area.

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Citizen-Times Dec 21, 2017

Inside dish: Celebrate New Year with Buxton Hall, other Asheville restaurants

What are you doing for New Year's Eve? The AC Hotel Asheville Downtown's rooftop-venue-with-a-view, Capella on 9, hosts a "Rock & Rye New Year’s Eve Bash" from 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

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Lodging MagazineDec 20, 2017

McKibbon Hospitality Adds Three Clearwater Beach Hotels to Management Portfolio

McKibbon Hospitality, a hotel development and management company, has added three Clearwater Beach hotels to its management portfolio through a partnership with Page Hotels & Resorts, a family-owned development company based in the Tampa Bay area. The partnership includes the new Hampton Inn & Suites Clearwater Beach, the Quality Hotel Beach Resort, and the Coconut Cove All-Suite Hotel.

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Hospitality Trendz Dec 06, 2017

McKibbon Hospitality Adds Three Clearwater Beach Hotels to Management Portfolio

McKibbon Hospitality, a hotel development and management company added three Clearwater Beach hotels to its management portfolio through a partnership with Page Hotels & Resorts, a family-owned development company based in the Tampa Bay area. The partnership includes the new Hampton Inn & Suites Clearwater Beach, Quality Hotel Beach Resort, and Coconut Cove All-Suite Hotel.

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Hotels MagazineDec 06, 2017

People on the Move

Chris Bryant has returned to McKibbon Hospitality as general manager of the Courtyard Sarasota Bradenton Airport. Bryant most recently worked as the General Manager of the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Clearwater.

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Hotel Online Dec 04, 2017

McKibbon Hospitality Adds Three Clearwater Beach Hotels to Management Portfolio through Partnership with Page Hotels & Resorts

McKibbon Hospitality, an award-winning leader in the hotel development and management industry, announced that it has added three Clearwater Beach hotels to its management portfolio through a partnership with Page Hotels & Resorts, a family-owned development company based in the Tampa Bay area. The partnership includes the new Hampton Inn & Suites Clearwater Beach, the Quality Hotel Beach Resort, and the Coconut Cove All-Suite Hotel.

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