Gehr Hospitality Selects McKibbon Hospitality to Manage Aloft Jacksonville Airport

Tampa, FL. January 31, 2018 -

McKibbon Hospitality, an award-----winning leader in the hotel development and management industry, has announced that it has added the Aloft Jacksonville Airport hotel to its management portfolio. Owned by Gehr Hospitality, the hotel is located three miles from the Jacksonville International Airport and just 15 miles north of downtown Jacksonville.

The new management contract expands McKibbon Hospitality’s presence in Jacksonville, where the company currently manages the Homewood Suites Jacksonville-South/St. Johns Center. It also adds a new Aloft Hotel to McKibbon’s portfolio, in addition to the Aloft Greenville Downtown, Aloft Asheville Downtown, Aloft Tallahassee Downtown, and Aloft Orlando Downtown.

“We are pleased to expand our Jacksonville presence and add a new Aloft Hotel to our portfolio through the management of the Aloft Jacksonville Airport hotel,” said Randy Hassen, president of McKibbon Hospitality’s hotel management division. “McKibbon Hospitality has a proven track record of managing Aloft Hotels, and we look forward to implementing our unique, industry-leading approach at this property.”

The Aloft Jacksonville Airport is a modern, select-service hotel that includes 136 guestrooms, the Aloft brand’s signature W XYZ® bar, an outdoor pool, 600 square feet of meeting space, and a 24-hour fitness center. Guests can also enjoy weekly performances by local emerging musicians as part of the hotel’s Live@Aloft music series. In addition to its proximity to the Jacksonville International Airport, the hotel is near the River City Marketplace, a bustling shopping and entertainment complex.

“Selecting McKibbon Hospitality as the manager of our Aloft Jacksonville Airport hotel was an easy choice,” said Thuong Luong, Gehr Hospitality’s Chief Investment Officer. “They have a long history of success in the select-service segment and have experienced remarkable success with the Aloft Hotel brand.”

To learn more about McKibbon Hospitality, visit For more information about the Aloft Jacksonville Airport, visit

About McKibbon Hospitality

Headquartered in Tampa, FL and Gainesville, Ga., McKibbon Hospitality creates memorable hospitality experiences that inspire brand and property loyalty. It’s how we’ve grown into one of the largest (and most awarded) hotel development and management companies in the country. We build, renovate and manage properties across the country for Marriott, Hilton, Starwood and other iconic hospitality brands. From hand-picking urban sites to imagining the just-for-you details of a guest experience, from overseeing operations to bringing a brand to life, and everything in between, McKibbon shapes inclusive hospitality development. Visit to learn more.

About Gehr Hospitality

Gehr Hospitality, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Gehr Group, is a hospitality-focused investment firm based in Los Angeles, California. Gehr Hospitality and its affiliates own a wide range of hotel, nightlife, residential, and commercial real estate assets throughout the United States. Over the last five decades, The Gehr Group has established a successful track record investing in and operating over $1 billion of hotels, multifamily, office, retail, and industrial real estate properties and creating substantial value through opportunity sourcing and hands-on asset management. The company is currently expanding its real estate portfolio through the acquisition and development of additional hospitality and multifamily real estate assets. Visit

About Aloft Hotels

With more than 125 hotels now open in nearly 20 countries and territories around the world, Aloft Hotels, part of Marriott International, Inc., delivers a fresh approach to the traditional staid hotel landscape. For the ‘always on’ next generation of traveler, the Aloft brand offers a tech-forward, vibrant experience and a modern style that is different by design. Aloft is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Starwood Preferred Guest®. Members can now link accounts with Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® at for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. For more information, please visit and follow along on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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