West Knoxville Hotel sales & renovations bring scores of jobs

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The purchase of two west Knoxville hotels will bring scores of new jobs, the new owners said. On Tuesday, M. Gibson Hotels Group announced it bought the Hampton Inn Cedar Bluff - West and the Holiday Inn Cedar Bluff as well as its multimillion plans to renovate them.

“We are excited to add these local brands into our area,” said Gibson. “Eleven hotel properties in East Tennessee are owned and managed by M. Gibson Hotels Group.”

The Knoxville-based hotel management firm says it plans to spend $4 to $5 million adding 400 rooms in all to the two hotels. The expansion will also include the hiring of 125 more employees. The renovations are expected to begin this October and wrap up within a year.

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