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  Jonathan Brashier Recognized by Marriott International as the 2008
 SpringHill Suites Opening Hotel General Manager of the Year

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(RICHMOND, VA05/05/09) McKibbon Hotel Management, Inc. is pleased to announce that General Manager Jonathan Brashier has been honored by Marriott International as the 2008 SpringHill Suites Opening Hotel General Manager of the Year.

A graduate of Spartanburg Methodist College in South Carolina, Jonathan began his career with McKibbon Hotel Management in 2000.  During his tenure, he has served as General Manager for Marriott properties in Greenville, South Carolina and Macon, Georgia.

In December 2008, Brashier was honored to be selected as the opening General Manager for SpringHill Suites Richmond Northwest, McKibbon’s northernmost property, and the only property in the company portfolio located in Virginia.  With not much time to get through his pre-opening checklist, Jonathan quickly surrounded himself with a fantastic opening team, and immersed himself in the construction project, working closely with contractors and vendors to ensure that the hotel would meet its opening date.

On March 21, 2008, the 103-suite property opened off of Interstate 64 and Gaskins Road, on time and with no attachments, meaning it passed Marriott’s opening team inspection with no corrections to be made.  Within the property’s first full month, it had achieved a 98% Occupancy Index.

“Jonathan’s leadership skills and personality were key in making the opening of this new hotel a success,” explained McKibbon’s President/CEO Vann Herring.  “His attention to detail and enthusiasm kept the entire team on target and still smiling through all opening deadlines and inspections.  I am delighted that Marriott has chosen to recognize Jonathan with Opening GM of the Year honors.”

Jonathan Brashier was honored by Marriott with an expenses-paid trip to New Orleans for the annual general manager’s conference and received special recognition at an awards celebration event. 

About McKibbon Hotel Management, Inc.

McKibbon Hotel Management, Inc., based in Tampa, Florida, is a privately owned enterprise that has grown into a premier franchisee for Marriott, Hilton and Starwood hotels.  McKibbon is proud to be a recognized leader for over 83 years in the hospitality industry, and currently operates over 60 mid and upscale brands in 8 states throughout the Southeast.  The company has a rich history and culture that promotes a family oriented environment, while holding true to its core values of honesty, integrity and loyalty.  For more information, visit www.mckibbon.com.

About Marriott International

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Contact:

McKibbon Hotel Management, Inc.
www.mckibbon.com
Paula MacDonald, Public Relations Director
(813) 472-7390

paula@mckibbonhotels.com


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Also See: Vann Herring Promoted to to Chief Executive Officer and President of of McKibbon Hotel Management / March 2009

McKibbon Hotel Group Opens Third Hotel at Avion Park Westshore, the 144 suite Homewood Suites by Hilton Tampa Airport/Westshore / December 2008
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