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McKibbon Hotel Management, Inc. Opens the Company’s 53rd Hotel - 
the TownePlace Suites by Marriott Pensalcola, Florida

PENSACOLA, FL – February 27, 2007 - - Tampa-based McKibbon Hotel Management, Inc. will open the company’s 53rd hotel on Friday, February 29 in a growing Pensacola market.
Situated at Exit 13 off of Interstate 10 and Davis Highway at 481 Creighton Road, the TownePlace Suites by Marriott has 98 guest suites featuring studio, one and two-bedroom floor plans.  Geared toward the mid-priced extended stay business traveler and weekend leisure segment, the property offers spacious rooms with separate areas for living, working and sleeping; fully-equipped kitchens; plush bedding sets; complimentary high-speed internet access; and flat screen HDTVs.  The hotel is pet friendly, and also features an exercise room, guest laundry and outdoor heated pool.
“We’re excited to enter the Pensacola market with a brand unique to the area,” explained CEO John McKibbon.  “The TownePlace Suites offers a solution that is geared to the independent, value-conscious extended-stay traveler.  With caring associates and a central location, this property will allow our guests to settle in and feel like part of the neighborhood.”
The TownePlace Suites Pensacola is situated in the heart of the city’s business and tourist center.  Across the street from the University Mall, the hotel is conveniently located within five miles of the University of West Florida, Pensacola Junior College, Pensacola Christian College, West Florida Hospital and Sacred Heart Hospital.
The property is managed by General Manager Becky Camarillo, who returns to her hometown of Pensacola after an assignment as an assistant general manager at a McKibbon property in Mobile, Alabama.  Becky is very active in the Junior League and has held several membership chairs within various organizations in the community.  Sisi Hogan will serve as the property’s assistant general manager, and DJ Jones joins the team as sales manager.
The opening celebration will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, February 29.  For more information about the TownePlace Suites by Marriott Pensacola, visit or call (850) 484-7022.
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 82 years in the hospitality industry, and currently operates 52 mid and upscale brands in 8 states throughout the Southeast.  The company 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

Paula MacDonald
Public Relations Director
(813) 472-7390


Also See: Equity Inns, Inc. Acquiring Five Marriott Branded Hotels Containing 435 rooms from the McKibbon Hotel Group for $45.5 million / December 2005
John McKibbon, a Marriott Hotel Franchise Owner, Gifts $250,000 to USF's School of Hotel and Restaurant Management / August 2004


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