Aldridge appointed GM of new Township Marriott


McKibbon Hospitality, an award-winning leader in hotel management, today announced the appointment of Shane Aldridge as General Manager of the new AC Hotel by Marriott Jackson Ridgeland opening this fall in The Township at Colony Park. Upon completion, Aldridge will be responsible for overseeing all operations for the 132-room European-inspired hotel, being developed by Ridgeland’s Kerioth Corporation.

A seasoned general manager with more than 20 years of experience and an extensive background in the hospitality field, Aldridge most recently served as General Manager of the McKibbon-managed SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Pensacola, Florida. In addition to the property winning numerous brand and industry awards recognizing excellence in guest service under his leadership, Aldridge was recognized as McKibbon’s Regional General Manager of the Year in 2017 for his impeccable work ethic and dedication. Prior to his time at SpringHill Suites Pensacola, Aldridge spent 13 years as the General Manager of a Courtyard by Marriott in Mobile, Alabama. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of West Florida.

“Shane is an inspiring and well-respected leader who embodies hospitality, which is why we couldn’t envision anyone else for this role,” said Karl Oates, McKibbon Hospitality’s vice president of Lifestyle Hotels. “We are excited for him to take on this new opportunity and for the future success this property will achieve with him at the helm.”

Mississippi’s first AC Hotel by Marriott, AC Hotel Jackson Ridgeland broke ground in 2019 and is slated to open later this year. Located in The Township at Colony Park, a mixed-use Kerioth Corporation development housing shops, hotels, office space and more, the hotel is primely located and offers unbeatable access to the area’s top amenities and restaurants. Guests can soon settle in and unwind at the hotel’s sleek and modern lobby bar offering creative cocktails and light bites, then retreat to guestrooms offering flexible open spaces and purposeful, classic design. With 1,050 square feet of meeting space, the hotel will also serve as the perfect venue for business travelers and meeting planners alike. The hotel will employ nearly 30 employees and will begin hiring talent later this summer.

Brent Barron, of Barron Studio Architects in Jackson, is serving as the architect. In addition to owning and developing the property, Kerioth Corporation is also serving as the general contractor for the hotel, which will be managed by McKibbon Hospitality.

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