SureStay Plus Hotel By Best Western Elizabeth City Inn & Suites Makes Its Debut In North Carolina

ELIZABETH CITY, NC–The SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Elizabeth City Inn & Suites has opened its doors in Elizabeth City, North Carolina and invites travelers to experience one of the newest hotel brands in the industry – the SureStay Hotel Group®, comprised of four distinctive brands offering traditional and longer stay travelers’ comfort and value while away from home.

The SureStay Plus Elizabeth City Inn & Suites will provide guests with an experience they can count on, and the amenities today’s travelers have come to expect. SureStay’s service promise reflects the brand and the hotel’s commitment to providing quality service and value to its guests.

Located at 848 Halstead Blvd in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, the hotel features 65 well-appointed guest rooms, complete with large flat-screen televisions, microwaves and mini fridges. The SureStay Plus Elizabeth City Inn & Suites also offers an outdoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, business center with complimentary printing and faxing, a guest laundry facility, complimentary hot breakfast and free wireless internet – providing guests with the superior comfort and utmost value they want out of their stay.

“The SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Elizabeth City Inn & Suites delivers the value and comfort travelers expect and the necessities for a good night’s stay,” said Rob Mentnech, Managing Director of SureStay Hotel Group. “We are excited for visitors to experience this new and superior hotel experience.”

The property’s location is optimal for guests interested in exploring the nearby area as it is just a short drive from the Southgate Shopping Center, the Downtown Waterfront, Museum of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City State University and several dining options.

“Guests at the SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Elizabeth City Inn & Suites will enjoy our great value with quality extras, like our complimentary daily hot breakfast,” said Shayla McPherson, general manager of the SureStay Plus Elizabeth City Inn & Suites. “Our hotel team is committed to providing a quality stay and exceptional service to guests, each and every stay.”

McKibbon Hospitality Adds AC Hotel Gainesville Downtown To Management Portfolio

GAINESVILLE, FLMcKibbon Hospitality, an award-winning leader in hotel management, is pleased to announce the newest addition to its management portfolio: AC Hotel Gainesville Downtown. The 144-room, pet friendly property is primely located in midtown Gainesville within the mixed-use Standard at Gainesville complex providing unbeatable access to the University of Florida and Ben Hill Griffin Stadium as well as a myriad of local restaurants and shops.

The new management contract expands McKibbon’s presence in the Gainesville market where the company currently manages two additional hotels: Hilton Garden Inn Gainesville & Homewood Suites Gainesville. It also builds upon McKibbon’s portfolio of managed AC Hotels, joining the ranks of AC Hotel Asheville Downtown, AC Hotel Charlotte City Center, and AC Hotel Jackson Ridgeland with a McKibbon-developed AC Hotel Orlando Airport slated to break ground later this year.

“We are excited and grateful for the opportunity to manage AC Hotel Gainesville Downtown – an amazing property in an amazing location,” said Randy Hassen, president of McKibbon Hospitality. “We look forward to continuing to serve the Gainesville community and welcoming our guests with warm hospitality and the highest level of service.”

Appealing to travelers seeking refined accommodations and amenities, AC Hotel Gainesville Downtown’s spacious, European-inspired guestrooms and stylish communal spaces boast sleek design elements, modern furnishings and carefully curated local artwork. Guests are invited to wake up with the AC Kitchen, serving a daily Spanish-inspired breakfast and relax and unwind at the AC Lounge with tapas as well as locally brewed craft beer and handcrafted cocktails including AC’s signature gin & tonic.

Venturing to the rooftop, guests can work up a sweat in the hotel’s state-of-the-art fitness center or make a splash at the inviting outdoor pool flanked by a firepit and plush lounge seating with panoramic views of UF’s campus. In addition to the rooftop, the hotel offers an additional 1,183 sq ft of total event space across three flexible meeting rooms, providing the perfect venue for family reunions, business meetings, weddings, and graduation parties.

AC Hotel Gainesville Downtown adds 144 new rooms to McKibbon’s overall portfolio, bringing the total number of hotels managed throughout the U.S. to 97 with over 11,000 total guestrooms.

The Driskill Brings Historic Tour Guide On Board With New Hire

AUSTIN, TX–Historic and legendary Texas hotel, The Driskill, has announced today the addition of Nori Meisner to the hotel’s staff as historic tour guide and special events concierge. The new hire further solidifies the hotel’s commitment to offering guests an even closer look at the unique role the hotel has played in the history of Austin, Texas and of the country.

As historic tour guide, Meisner will bring to life the stories and artwork contained within the walls of the gorgeous hotel, which was built by cattle baron Colonel Jesse Driskill in 1886. She’ll lead guests along the guided history tour, as part of the hotel’s Discover Driskill’s History package which also includes a stay on the historic side of the hotel, afternoon tea for two in the 1886 Cafe & Bakery, and a special take-home amenity. Guests will hear about LBJ and Lady Bird’s first date over breakfast and the years following celebrating election results at the hotel, and they’ll experience the eight gold leaf framed Austrian mirrors once a wedding gift from Emperor Maximilian to his wife Carlota.

Born and raised in New York, Meisner’s love for history, unbelievable stories and architecture developed thanks to the richness and vibrancy of New York City. While in Maryland for college, she fell in love with the historic neighborhoods, cobblestone streets and maritime whispers of another historic city, Baltimore. And after arriving in Austin, her appreciation for all that has come before drew her to The Driskill.

“I’m excited to combine my passion for intricate details of special events with my love of history in a place as unique, historic and beautiful as The Driskill,” said Meisner. “I hope to share all of the beauty and presence of the old world with visitors from near and far.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Nori to the team,” said Ashley Famalette, Director of Sales, Marketing and Events. “Her enthusiasm and knowledge of the hotel’s stories and past will create a rich, transportive experience for guests.”