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Expansions & Renovations

McNeill Hotel Company Completes Renovations At Hampton Inn in Southaven, Mississippi

SOUTHAVEN, MS. November 9, 2017 – Renovations at the Hampton Inn in Southaven, Mississippi have been completed and McNeill Hotel Company recently hosted a “Renovation Celebration” event to mark the occasion.

The extensive hotel renovation included a complete refresh of the exterior façade. Each of the hotel’s 86 guest rooms was updated to include all new soft seating, case goods, 43” LED televisions and mattress sets and the bathrooms were renovated to incorporate the new Forever Young Initiative elements.

The Hampton Inn is located near the Mississippi - Tennessee border and just seven miles from Memphis International Airport and is in close proximity to many of the area’s top restaurants and shopping destinations. It features a fitness center, outdoor pool with sun-loungers, business center, and a 468 square-foot meeting room.

The “Renovation Celebration” was developed to commemorate the occasion. Employees and community and city leaders were invited to the event, during which guests were treated to hors d’ouvres and deserts and given tours to showcase the upgrades that were made in the rooms. The event received tremendous support from the community. Many area restaurants donated gift cards and gift certificates. Other prizes included hotel stays at McNeill Hotel Company properties in Memphis and Nashville.

About McNeill Hotel Company

Headquartered in Germantown, Tennessee, McNeill Hotel Company focuses on select service hotels with a growth strategy based on a mix of new hotel development, meaningful acquisitions and third party management agreements. The company is an approved franchisee for both Marriott and Hilton. Phillip McNeill, Jr and Mark Ricketts, the company's principals, are 2nd generation hoteliers with over 60 years of combined institutional experience in the hotel industry, encompassing nearly every discipline of the business.

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