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Debra Blake Joins Mckibbon Hotel Management as Director of Sales for
the Hyatt Place Atlanta/Duluth/Johns Creek in Duluth, Georgia

(ATLANTA, GA - 05/16/12)
McKibbon Hotel Management, Inc., based in Tampa, Florida, is pleased to announce that Debra Blake has been selected to join the sales and marketing team as Director of Sales for the Hyatt Place Atlanta/Duluth/Johns Creek.

Debra has worked for Eastman Kodak, where she was a Manager, Sales Operations, and received the “Leadership at All Levels” award, given to only 10 individuals in the Americas region each year. She has also worked at the Hyatt Place Buckhead, where she was a Sales Manager, Mad Mad Whirled (special event facility and family center), where she held the position of Director of Corporate Sales, and IHG, where she was a consultant for capital investments and transactions. She has attended several sales training courses and is ServSafe certified.

In addition to having more than six years of sales experience through various platforms, Debra is also a seasoned event planner. She’s organized dozens of events, many of which were multi-day projects with large numbers of attendees.

The Hyatt Place Johns Creek is located at 11505 Medlock Bridge Road, Duluth, GA 30097. Guestrooms feature the Hyatt Grand Bed package and 42” flat panel TVs. Complimentary hotel amenities include Wi-Fi throughout, outdoor pool, parking, continental breakfast and weekday shuttle within 5 miles of the hotel.

For more information, please contact Director of Sales Debra Blake at (770) 622-5858 or

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 84 years in thehospitality 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


Paula MacDonald
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