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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 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 Management Dec 04, 2017

McKibbon Hospitality Partners with Page Hotels & Resorts to Manage Three Hotels

McKibbon Hospitality 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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Press ReleaseDec 01, 2017

Success Story: A Record of Growth

McKibbon Hospitality puts a premium on experience.

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Louella ReeseNov 29, 2017

Asheville Travel Diary & Guide

Capella on 9 is located on the top of AC Hotel Downtown Asheville. It is their rooftop bar and a must visit spot! The view from the rooftop is incredible. You can see mountains, endless amounts of trees, and lots of Downtown Asheville. Not to mention the atmosphere is very cool {think lounge, fire pits, tapas, and craft cocktails}.

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Rodale's Organic Life Nov 28, 2017

10 Idyllic Farm Stays and Animal Sanctuary Vacations for Animal Lovers

The Aloft hotel in Asheville, North Carolina, is pet-friendly, which is great, but that isn’t even the best thing about it. In 2014, Aloft started an innovative program, partnering with Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue. The hotel hosts one special rescue dog at a time, complete with an “Adopt Me” vest, and guests have the option of adopting a new furry friend to take home. Interested parties go through a matching process, and each dog enjoys plenty of cuddles.

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The Points Guy Nov 28, 2017

The 10 Pet-Friendliest Cities in the US

Like a hippier East Coast version of Portland, Oregon, Asheville features lush mountain vistas, great food and killer beer. In fact, the mountain town has more breweries per capita than any other U.S. city, many of which allow pets.And cats are welcome to stay at the trendy Aloft Asheville Downtown — one of the country’s pet-friendly points hotels.

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Glitter GospelNov 27, 2017

Asheville City Guide

The AC is a new addition to downtown, and seriously doesn't disappoint. From the modern interiors, to the rooftop bar, and down to the little details like a hydration station on each floor the AC has every little thing covered. When I travel I love good clean lines, prompt service, and privacy. The AC checked all of those boxes. It also happens to be smack dab in the best part of downtown.

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Press ReleaseNov 26, 2017

A Weekend in Greenville, S.C.

Stay at Aloft Greenville - it is situated in the heart of of the vibrant downtown district overlooking One City Plaza and is two miles from the Greenville Zoo. This cosmopolitan hotel features colorful guest-room accents and whirlpool tubs. On-site are a trendy out-door terrace cocktail bar with regular live music, a fitness area, a hip lounge with a fireplace and an outdoor pool.

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Mountain XpressNov 22, 2017

Aloft Asheville hosts 2nd Annual Santa Paws Benefit for Charlie's Angels Animal Rescue

Aloft Asheville Downtown, owned and operated by McKibbon Hospitality, announced today that it will be hosting its second annual Photos with Santa Paws Event benefitting Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue (CAAR). The second annual Santa Paws event is a part of Aloft Asheville Downtown’s continued partnership with Charlie’s Angels and their commitment to helping find homes for Asheville’s foster dogs.

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Mountain XpressNov 22, 2017

Aloft Asheville Downtown Hosts Santa Paws Event

Aloft Asheville Downtown, owned and operated by McKibbon Hospitality, announced today that it will be hosting its second annual Photos with Santa Paws Event benefitting Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue (CAAR).

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Press ReleaseNov 21, 2017

How many condos have sold in the Arras building downtown?

Has anyone bought a condo in the new Arras building? They're selling like million-dollar hot cakes. Of the 54 condos for sale in the 18-story building, just 16 remain for sale.

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Food and Wine MagazineNov 14, 2017

48 Hours in Asheville: Where to Eat and Drink

Asheville, nestled in western North Carolina’s picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains, is a city that has it all. Capella on 9 is Asheville’s most scenic and spacious new rooftop bar and restaurant.

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Consequence of SoundNov 05, 2017

Asheville is America's New Great Music City

The thing about Asheville’s music scene, though, is that you don’t have to look too hard for it. I was set up perfectly for exploring by staying at Marriott’s brand-new AC Hotel, whose central location, rooftop bar, and stylish decor made it an ideal launching spot for all Asheville adventures. With this as my launching spot, I quickly realized how much music was ready to be experienced in Asheville.

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Hotel News NowNov 02, 2017

High Occupancy Sets Tone in Corporate Rate Negotiations

As hoteliers negotiate with their corporate clients for bookings in 2018, they’re finding they still have some room to push for rate increases. Although these increases aren’t as high as the industry was able to command years ago, a number of factors are allowing hoteliers to raise rates from 2017 levels.

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Press ReleaseOct 29, 2017

Movers & Shakers

McKibbon Hospitality Announced the promotion of Denise Kauble to regional director of sales and marketing. She will oversee sales and marketing for a large portfolio of McKibbon's hotels, including seven properties in the Tampa Bay area.

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