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McKibbon Hotel Group Opens the 105-room Hampton Inn & Suites
Knoxville-Turkey Creek/Farragut in Tennessee  in a Joint
Venture with Turkey Creek Land Partners, LLC

(KNOXVILLE, TN – 07/26/10) McKibbon Hotel Group, Inc. celebrates the opening of their sixth Knoxville hotel, the Hampton Inn & Suites Knoxville-Turkey Creek/Farragut on July 29, 2011.

The 105-room property is conveniently located near both I-75 and I-40 in the 300-acre Turkey Creek retail venue, featuring a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment options, many within walking distance. Guests are invited to explore the contemporary design and amenities offered in the brand new hotel, including 660 square feet of meeting space,fitness center, outdoor pool and fire pit patio area. A variety of room options are available, including king-sized bed and double queen-sized beds, each offering free wireless high-speed Internet access and a portable lap desk.

“The Town of Farragut is pleased to welcome the Hampton Inn & Suites to Turkey Creek,” said Town of Farragut Mayor Ralph McGill.  “McKibbon Hotel Group has been a great business partner with previous hotel projects, and we anticipate that this new hotel will bring even more visitors to the Town of Farragut and Turkey Creek.”

During a time of occupational uncertainty, McKibbon is adding 24 new employees to the Knoxville workforce with the opening of this new hotel, in addition to the 120 employees who comprise the company’s five existing Knoxville hotels. Tom O’Neil, former general manager of McKibbon-owned SpringHill Suites by Marriott Turkey Creek, will serve as the Hampton Inn & Suites’ opening general manager.

The Hampton Inn & Suites Turkey Creek/Farragut is McKibbon’s third joint venture with Turkey Creek Land Partners, LLC.  The project was managed by Kellogg & Kimsey, Inc., a Florida-based contracting and construction management company.

The hotel is located at 11340 Campbell Lakes Drive, and is currently accepting reservations.  For more information, contact McKibbon’s Knoxville sales team at (865) 966-0303 or knoxvillemdos@mckibbonhotels.com.

About McKibbon Hotel Group, Inc./McKibbon Hotel Management, Inc.
McKibbon Hotel Group, Inc., based in Gainesville, Georgia, is a privately owned enterprise that has grown into an award-winning premier real estate developer and owner of nationally franchised hotel brands for Marriott, Hilton and Starwood Hotels.  McKibbon is proud to be a recognized leader for over 83 years in the hospitality industry, and McKibbon Hotel Management, Inc., based in Tampa, Florida, 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.
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Contact: 

Paula MacDonald
PR Director, 813.472.7390
paula@mckibbonhotels.com
 

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Also See: McKibbon Hotel Group Begins Construction on the 115-loft-style room Aloft Hotel Asheville Downtown Located in Downtown Asheville, North Carolina / April 2011

McKibbon Hotel Group Breaks Ground on 105-room Hampton Inn & Suites Located in the Turkey Creek Development in Knoxville, Tennessee / August 2010

Equity Inns, Inc. Acquiring Five Marriott Branded Hotels Containing 435 rooms from the McKibbon Hotel Group for $45.5 million / December 2005

McKibbon Hotel Management Promotes Randy Hassen and Bruce Baerwalde to Senior Vice President of Operations / September 2009
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