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Lodging MagazineNov 01, 2019

Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta-Downtown Completes Renovations

McKibbon Hospitality recently announced that the Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta-Downtown has completed renovating its guestrooms, lobby, dining area, and meeting space. Tampa-based McKibbon Hospitality manages the property.

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CurbedOct 30, 2019

Downtown hotel unveils refresh of National Register of Historic Places building

The Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta-Downtown renovation, which began earlier this year, was mainly cosmetic and aimed to provide “a much-needed refresh while still staying true to [the building’s] historic roots,” per management company McKibbon Hospitality.

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Trips to DiscoverOct 28, 2019

9 Best Hotels in Downtown Little Rock, Arkansas

Courtyard Little Rock Downtown is a great downtown hotel because it’s in the heart of the River Market District and within walking distance to lots of attractions, including the Arkansas Museum of Discovery, Nature Center, and Clinton Presidential Center.

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Charlotte Business JournalOct 25, 2019

Hotels, rooftop lounge rise above challenge with EpiCentre tower

A joint venture by Tampa, Florida-based McKibbon Hospitality and Charlotte firm Vision Ventures helped erase EpiCentre’s eyesore while adding a cost-efficient, take-your-pick hotel project. The companies enlisted Marriott to pair two of its hotel brands — AC and Residence Inn — to broaden appeal and options as part of a combined 300-room project.

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Orlando Sentinel Oct 25, 2019

Hotels near Orlando International Airport see growth as they seek business travelers

Leaders at the renovated Hampton Inn & Suites say the changes at the 7-year-old property could help it pursue more of the business traveler’s dollar. “We think this is a very strong market, and there are more hotels coming,” said Sebastian Peralta, regional vice president of operations for McKibbon Hospitality, which oversees the Hampton and nearby Homewood Suites by Hilton.

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NY TimesOct 23, 2019

Forget the Cookie. I Want a Dog at Check In.

The Aloft pet adoption program was started at the Aloft Asheville Downtown in Asheville, N.C., in 2014. That hotel teamed up with Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue in Fletcher, N.C., taking in one dog and housing him or her in a state-of-the-art doghouse just adjacent to the hotel’s check-in desk.

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ITCMOct 21, 2019

McKibbon completes renovations at Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando Airport property

McKibbon announced today the completion of an extensive renovation of the Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando Airport, located in Orlando’s Gateway Village just minutes from Orlando International Airport. The full renovation includes a complete refresh of both guest rooms and public spaces, plus a brand new full-service bar.

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ThrillistOct 01, 2019

Where to Spend a Long Weekend in the Southeast This Fall

Where to stay: Aloft Greenville Downtown is clean, minimalist, and trendy with a nice pool and a full fitness center. The hotel puts you in the best possible location (just steps from Falls Park on the Reedy)

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WLOSOct 01, 2019

Open for Business: Asheville's Hotel Kimpton Arras open to guests

One of Asheville’s most anticipated hotels is opening its doors on Tuesday. The former BB&T building is now the Hotel Kimpton Arras, a project that adds 128 guest rooms and 54 condominiums to downtown Asheville.

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PR NewswireOct 01, 2019

Highly Anticipated Kimpton Hotel Arras Opens In Downtown Asheville

Kimpton Hotel Arras, owned by Glenn Wilcox and John McKibbon, managed by McKibbon Hospitality and developed by McKibbon Places, is a historic transformation of the former BB&T Bank building. Built in 1965, Western North Carolina's tallest building is an iconic fixture in the heart of downtown Asheville.

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Hotel BusinessOct 01, 2019

Hotels Go Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

McKibbon Hospitality is raising awareness at properties in its portfolio. At the Residence Inn and Courtyard Sarasota, there’s a team walking in the Making Strides Against Cancer Walk in Sarasota, FL on Oct. 19th.

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Florida Construction NewsSep 19, 2019

Lakeland SpringHill Suites reaches topping off milestone

Lakeland Hospitality Group says the SpringHill Suites by Marriott has reached the topping out milestone. The hotel broke ground on Oct. 1, 2018 and is slated to open in mid-April 2020.

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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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