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 hotel industry as a front desk manager 25 years ago in Roanoake, VA, and has remained with Marriott hotels ever since. He is excited to begin this new adventure at Aloft Asheville Downtown and plans to continue the fun, vibrant atmosphere of the hotel.
Walls replaces David McCartney who acted as General Manager of the hotel for over five years. McCartney has been promoted to General Manager of new hotel concept, Hotel Arras in downtown Asheville, which is slated to open its doors this summer.
Recent Appointments at McKibbon
13 August 2019 — Aloft Tallahassee Downtown, the city's premier boutique hotel, has named Leslie Lindley its new Director of Sales. Lindley brings 12 years of hospitality experience to the position and has worked in sales for such premier brands as Marriott, Sheraton and Hilton.
17 July 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.