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McKibbon Hospitality Names Joe Taggart as Its New Chief Financial Officer

McKibbon Hospitality | July 16, 2019

TAMPA, Fla. (July 16, 2019) — McKibbon Hospitality, an industry leader in hotel development, management and renovations, is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Taggart as its new Chief Financial Officer, starting in his new role July 15. Taggart joins the family-owned and operated hospitality company and will oversee all McKibbon entities, including real estate, hotel development, management, renovations and the McKibbon Family Investment Fund, managing the companies’ accounting, cash management, insurance, property and income tax, partnership-owned finance, and audits. “We are excited about Joe joining our team and the wea...

A Story About a Dog Who Had His Day … and the Innovative Foster Dog Program Run by a Boutique Hotel

McKibbon Hospitality | July 16, 2019

In March of 2017, a friend sent Ashley Bush a photo of an adorable little dog living the high life in the lobby of the Aloft Tallahassee Downtown. Chester, a rescue, was part of the hotel’s foster dog program. Smitten by the picture, Ashley stopped in for a visit. The Leon County Humane Society placed Chester, a Pekingise/Chihuahua mix, at Aloft for his effervescence, abundant cuteness and ability to thrive in the busy environment of a hotel lobby. If Chester needed some private time, he could retire to his doghouse, a custom-built replica of the hotel. Ashley felt an immediate connection with Chester. “I put him on a leash and took...

Visit Tampa Bay Honors McKibbon Hospitality Chairman, John McKibbon, as Its 2019 Tourism Ambassador

McKibbon Hospitality | May 13, 2019

TAMPA, Fla. (May 13, 2019) – John McKibbon, chairman of McKibbon Hospitality, was named the 2019 Gonzmart Family Tourism Ambassador of the Year by Visit Tampa Bay during a luncheon ceremony at the Tampa Hilton Downtown on Tuesday. The event kicked off National Tourism Week. John McKibbon — the third-generation head of Tampa, Fla.-based McKibbon Hospitality, an industry leader in hotel development, management and renovation — was recognized for his contributions to the tourism industry in Tampa Bay. In 1991, he took the reins of McKibbon Hospitality, which currently manages 87 hotels representing 20 Marriott, Hilton, Hy...

McKibbon Hospitality Appoints Drew Walls as Aloft Asheville Downtown’s New General Manager

Aloft Hotels | April 16, 2019

ASHEVILLE, NC (April 16th, 2019) – With new leadership comes fresh perspective toward an already established and vibrant hotel concept. McKibbon Hospitality, the owner and manager of Aloft Asheville Downtown, welcomes Drew Walls as its General Manager following his 10-year stint at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel. As a purveyor of homegrown community service, Walls abides by the warm-hearted personal motto of: "In a world where you can be anything…be kind!" And with that, Walls will lead the team at Aloft Asheville Downtown to create an authentic customer service approach. The newly appointed Walls began his journey in the ...

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Expands in North Carolina With Summer Opening of Hotel Arras

McKibbon Hospitality | April 9, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (April 9, 2019) – Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announces today it will open a new hotel in Asheville, North Carolina this summer. A historic conversion of the former BB&T Bank building, Kimpton Hotel Arras will transform the tallest building in the city into a 128-room boutique hotel and bring to life a modern mountain aesthetic with locally curated artwork, culinary craftsmanship and a laid-back-meets-luxe experience. The property, located in the heart of downtown Asheville at 7 Patton Avenue, also includes 54 residences and two independently owned restaurants, Bargello, offering Mediterranean fine dining, a...

McKibbon Hospitality Adds Two Carolina Hampton Inn by Hilton Properties to Its Management Portfolio

McKibbon Hospitality | January 22, 2019

Tampa, F.L. (January 22, 2019) – McKibbon Hospitality, an award-winning leader in the hotel development and management industry, announced today that it has added two new properties to its management portfolio: the Hampton Inn Columbia Northeast Fort Jackson and the Hampton Inn & Suites Charlotte Arrowood Road. The new management contracts expand McKibbon Hospitality's presence in the Carolinas, bringing the number of hotels managed in North and South Carolina to 16. "We look forward to managing these two hotels in the Columbia and Charlotte markets," said Randy Hassen, president of McKibbon Hospitality's hotel management divi...

McKibbon Hospitality Selected to Manage 200-Room Hyatt House Chicago Fulton Market District

McKibbon Hospitality | January 16, 2019

CHICAGO, IL. (January 16, 2019) – McKibbon Hospitality, an award-----winning leader in the hotel development and management industry, has been awarded the management contract for the Hyatt House Chicago Fulton Market District. The hotel is being developed by Sterling Bay and is owned by an affiliate of Wheelock Street Capital and Sterling Bay. Hyatt House Chicago Fulton Market District will be McKibbon Hospitality's first management property in the growing Fulton Market District of Chicago. Skender recently topped out construction of the hotel, which is expected to open in summer 2019. "We look forward to establishing a presence i...

McKibbon Hospitality Names Jasmine Malu Market Director of Sales for Its Tampa Westshore Market

McKibbon Hospitality | October 31, 2018

Tampa, F.L. (October 31, 2018) – McKibbon Hospitality, an award-winning leader in the hotel development and management industry, is pleased to announce the addition of Jasmine Malu as Market Director of Sales. In her new role, she will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of sales tactics for the Tampa Westshore market, which includes the Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa Airport Avion Park Westshore, Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Airport Westshore, Homewood Suites Tampa Airport Westshore, Residence Inn Tampa Westshore and TownePlace Suites Tampa Westshore. Malu brings more than 20 years of hospitality and sales management expe...


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