Arancibia has been part of the McKibbon family for 8 years and most recently served as General Manager for the 128-room Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando Airport, where he managed 46 associates and all hotel operations. He began his hospitality career in 2007 as Task Force Support for Hilton Hotels, moving up to Operations Manager for Hampton Inn by Hilton in Melbourne and Orlando. Arancibia attended Florida International University, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus in Business Administration and Management.
During his leadership at Homewood Suites by Hilton, Arancibia led his team to achieve outstanding service scores which resulted in the property receiving Hilton's highest honor: the Connie Pride Award in Overall Hotel Performance for 2014, 2016 and 2017. He also guided the team into securing the top hotel for TripAdvisor City Ranking in Orlando. Arancibia spends his free time raising awareness for the LGBTQ+ community through a non-profit organization that assists Orange County residents with medical prevention causes.
25 May 2020 — Katherine Arrieta, Assistant General Manager - Katherine comes to SpringHill Suites from Hilton Garden Inn in Lakeland, where she served as Assistant General Manager. Prior to that role, Katherine spent 11 years strengthening her corporate sales and management skills as Assistant General Manager for Hyatt Place RP Funding Center.
25 May 2020 — Mallory Brendmoen, Sales & Catering Manager - Mallory brings extensive event planning, banquet management, and hospitality sales experience to her new role. Mallory's most recent post was as Director of Banquets and Private Events for the esteemed, century-old Lakeland Country Club, before which she spent a year as Catering and Events Sales Manager for Florida Southern College.