McKibbon Hotel Group Unveils Updates to BB&T Bank Building

ASHEVILLE, NC—McKibbon Hotel Group unveiled several project updates for the BB&T Bank building located across from downtown Asheville’s Pack Square.

The project, which was unanimously approved by the Asheville Downtown Commission on Nov. 13, is being developed by John McKibbon, an Asheville homeowner whose first business venture in Asheville occurred 20 years ago, and chairman and president of Tower Associates, Glenn Wilcox, a resident of Asheville for more than 50 years. McKibbon and Wilcox are also currently building the AC Hotel and a 350-space garage with public access at the intersection of Biltmore Ave. and College St., which is slated to open in 2016.

McKibbon Hotel Group has selected Reese Vanderbilt & Associates of Atlanta as the project architect, a design-oriented architectural firm with vast experience in hospitality, mixed-use, and residential projects. The project, which was originally announced in 2013, is making progress to begin construction when the office leases expire in early 2016.

“We will transform the 50-year old tower into a beautiful structure that adds to the great architecture of this city,” stated John McKibbon.