Hyatt Place Opens at Pensacola Airport

An exciting “new generation” hotel, offering round-the-clock amenities and modern design.

Innisfree Hotels and its partners were excited to celebrate the opening of the Hyatt Place Hotel at the Pensacola International Airport with an official opening launch party and celebration on April 24, 2013.

“We’re proud to introduce the Hyatt Place Hotel brand to the Pensacola area market,” notes Rich Chism, Director of Development for Innisfree Hotels. “We believe travelers will appreciate the comfortable and functional amenities offered at Hyatt Place Pensacola Airport such as free Wi-Fi, made-to-order fresh food around the clock and the [email protected] fitness center.”

The hotel brings a new level of amenities to the airport and will generate additional opportunities for Pensacola in the travel industry.

“Having this premier hotel at our international airport is a distinctive advantage for our business and leisure travelers,” says Airport Director Greg Donovan. “Our customers now have the option of staying overnight right on the airport campus with top notch restaurants and retail nearby. Having such amenities is exclusive to Pensacola International, as no other airport in the region has the convenience of an on-site hotel or the high levels of service that Hyatt is known for.”

“I’m excited about the economic impact of this development,” says Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward. “The beautiful new Hyatt Place Hotel is a great addition to Pensacola and adds even more value for travelers choosing Pensacola International Airport. I want to thank Innisfree and their partners for working to create new jobs and new revenue for our city.”

Exceptional landscaping and design concepts extend to the exterior of the hotel and adjacent commercial properties. This $24 million project is projected to generate more than $420,000 annually in non-airline revenue for the Airport through lease fees, and $100,000 in local option sales taxes for the City of Pensacola. It will also create more than $4 million in payroll revenues through the addition of new jobs to the local economy.

Innisfree is proud to partner with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians on this project. Julian MacQueen, Innisfree’s CEO and Founder says, “Our relationship with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians has spanned almost two decades. We’ve collaborated on other successful projects during this time and are very excited to work with them again.”

“We are fortunate enough to be able to reinvest into the community with quality investments like this project,” said Tim Martin, President/CEO of Creek Indian Enterprises Development Authority (CIEDA).

Launched in 2006, Hyatt Place brings to the upscale select-service hotel category the authentic hospitality for which Hyatt is known. Inspired by multitasking travelers’ 24/7 lifestyle, Hyatt Place combines stylish design and practical amenities with forward-thinking technology and purposeful service.