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McKibbon Hotel Group Opens the 128-room Homewood Suites
by Hilton Orlando Airport in Florida

Two Other Hotels Currently Under Development by McKibbon
are Slated for Summer 2013 Openings

 
(ORLANDO, FL – 02/26/13) McKibbon Hotel Group, Inc. will celebrate the company’s first of three hotel openings in 2013 with the Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando Airport, opening February 28, 2013.

The 128-room hotel is conveniently located across the street from Orlando International Airport, off of Highway 436 and the Beachline Expressway in the Orlando Gateway Center, a 127-acre commercial and retail development property. It is McKibbon’s second property in the development, located next to the Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando Airport at Gateway Village, which opened in August 2012.

The Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando Airport offers spacious studio, one and two-bedroom suites, with complimentary wireless Internet, pool, fully equipped fitness center, sport court and approximately 760sf of meeting space. The hotel also features free shuttle service, daily complimentary hot breakfast in the “Lodge”, and a full evening meal with drinks*, Monday-Thursday.

“The Orlando Airport is a growing market, and we are pleased to bring such a strong extended-stay brand to the market with the Homewood Suites,” remarked Randy Hassen, President of McKibbon Hotel Management, Inc., who will manage the hotel for McKibbon Hotel Group. “The convenient airport location, combined with value and the excellent service that McKibbon is known for, are sure to make this hotel a popular destination for both business and leisure travelers in the Orlando market.”

Veteran McKibbon General Manager Stephano Anamisis will lead the Homewood Suites Orlando Airport’s opening hotel team, while Vanessa Faberlle serves as the Market Director of Sales. The opening hotel has brought employment opportunities to more than 31 hospitality professionals in the Orlando area.

McKibbon also has two other properties currently under construction, the Residence Inn by Marriott® Little Rock Downtown and the SpringHill Suites by Marriott® Pensacola, both slated for Summer 2013 openings.

The Homewood Suites Orlando Airport is located at 5425 Gateway Village Circle, and is currently accepting reservations at orlandoairport.homewoodsuites.com.  For more information, contact Market Director of Sales Vanessa Faberlle at (407) 857-2830 or Vanessa.Faberlle@hilton.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, Starwood, Hyatt and IHG brand hotels.  McKibbon is proud to be a recognized leader for over 87 years in the hospitality industry, and McKibbon Hotel Management, Inc., based in Tampa, Florida, currently operates over 70 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.

*Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws.  Must be of legal drinking age.

About McKibbon Hotel Management, Inc.

McKibbon Hotel Management, Inc., based in Tampa, Florida, is a privately owned enterprise that has grown into an award-winning premier franchisee and third-party management company for Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Hyatt and IHG brand hotels.  McKibbon is proud to be a recognized leader for over 87 years in the hospitality industry, and currently operates over 70 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.

*Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws.  Must be of legal drinking age.


Contact:

Paula MacDonald
Director of Communications
(813) 472-7390
paula@mckibbonhotels.com


 
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