Barbara Kish Will Manage New Hampton Inn & Suites

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Asheville Biltmore Area has announced Barbara Kish as the hotel’s new general manager.

Opening in August, the 114-room hotel is located at 835 Brevard Road. The hotel is owned and operated by South Asheville Hotel Associates, LLC.

Kish directs all aspects of hotel operations, from guest services and satisfaction to hotel administration. Her important role will be to inspire the hotel’s Team Members to practice Hamptonality at all times, Hampton by Hilton’s unique and unmatched approach to hospitality. Hamptonality is about doing the little things that make a big difference and delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. Joining Barbara and rounding out the management team for Hampton Inn & Suites Asheville Biltmore Area are Assistant General Managers Taylor Servais and Curt Wallen, Executive Housekeeper Teresa Daugherty, and Chief Maintenance Engineer Brian Kirkman.

“We are confident that Barbara’s extensive industry experience and understanding of the Hampton by Hilton brand will set her up for optimal success as general manager of Hampton Inn & Suites Asheville Biltmore Area,” said Brenda Durden, Chief Operating Officer, South Asheville Hotel Associates, LLC. 

“I am looking forward to leading the team and spreading Hamptonality to our guests,” said Kish. “My ultimate goal is ensuring this hotel is a top choice for both leisure and business travelers visiting the area.”

Prior to joining Hampton Inn & Suites Asheville Biltmore Area, Kish was an integral part of South Asheville Hotel Associates, LLC since the opening of their first property in 1990, including being the General Manager of the award-winning Hampton Inn Biltmore Area for the past 18 years. She is also an active part of the community and participates/volunteers for Eblen Charities, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, and the Manna Food Bank keeping in line with Hilton’s overall service culture and giving back philosophy.

Hampton Inn & Suites Asheville Biltmore Area is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels save time and money and gain instant access to the benefits they care about most, such as an exclusive member discount, free Wi-Fi and a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay. Members can also redeem their Points for free nights, to gain access to unique events through the Hilton Honors auction platform or to make purchases with at with Amazon Shop with Points.

For more information or to make reservations, please visit Hampton Inn & Suites Asheville Biltmore Area or call 828 575 9593.

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About Shelby Harrell
Shelby Harrell is the editor of the Biltmore Beacon, editor of The Guide arts and entertainment publication and is a staff writer for Mountaineer Publishing. Originally from Asheville, she has worked in journalism for seven years and currently lives in Clyde, NC.