McKibbon breaks ground on two extended-stay hotels in Florida

McKibbon Hospitality will open the Hyatt House Tampa (Fla.) Airport Westshore next door to its headquarters, which are also being expanded. Photo credit: McKibbon Hospitality & Base4

Tampa, Fla.-based McKibbon Hospitality and Georgia-based McKibbon Places announced the groundbreaking of two new extended-stay hotels: the Hyatt House Tampa Airport Westshore and Hyatt House Orlando Airport.

Hyatt House Tampa Airport Westshore is located minutes from Tampa International Airport. It will feature 145 rooms and suites situated on six floors. Located within Avion Park in Tampa’s Westshore Business District, the hotel will neighbor McKibbon Hospitality’s corporate headquarters as well as four additional McKibbon-managed hotels. The hotel will include a lobby and H Bar, a covered outdoor event deck and pool. Additionally, the property will offer over 4,600 square feet of meeting space, including a 3,500-square-foot ballroom and 1,100 square feet of breakout space.

The 156-room Hyatt House Orlando Airport joints two additional McKibbon-managed properties
in the area. Photo credit: McKibbon Hospitality & Base4

Hyatt House Orlando Airport will be six floors and will include 156 rooms and suites. Located in Orlando’s Gateway Village, five minutes from Orlando International Airport, the property joins two additional McKibbon Hospitality-managed properties: the Hampton Inn & Suites and the Homewood Suites Orlando Airport. In addition to a covered outdoor event deck and pool, the Orlando property will feature an event lawn that can be used to host larger outdoor functions. Catering to business travelers, the Orlando Hyatt House will offer 2,400 square feet of meeting space, including a 1,650-square-foot main room, a 500-square-foot gathering room and a 250-square-foot boardroom, as well as a modern lobby and H Bar.

Base4, of Boca Raton, Fla., is the architect for both hotels. The development arm of these projects, McKibbon Places, has selected Kellogg & Kimsey, based in Sarasota, as the general contractor. Both hotels will be managed by McKibbon Hospitality.

In addition to the two new-build hotels, McKibbon Hospitality is expanding its corporate headquarters in Tampa’s Avion Park. The hotel management company is adding an additional 2,500 square feet to its existing 10,000 square feet of office space.