On Thursday, June 29, 2017, Innisfree Hotels welcomed its first guests to the brand new Hampton Inn & Suites, located at 15505 Front Beach Road in Panama City Beach, Fla.
The only beachfront hotel in the Hilton family of brands on Panama City Beach, the Hampton Inn & Suites will transform hotel offerings in the Florida beach destination, attracting families and business travelers alike with its custom design and amenities.
“’This property further highlights Innisfree’s presence as the largest Gulf front hotel owner-operator on the Gulf Coast,” says founder and CEO Julian MacQueen. “Our footprint from Orange Beach, Alabama to Panama City Beach, Florida today draws visitors with 2,128 rooms in 14 Gulf front properties.”
The 182-room Hampton Inn & Suites features the following amenities …
- Beachfront pool and hot tub
- Free hot breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- 24-hour business center
- Fitness center
- Bar and hospitality room
- Dune walkover to beach
- Gulf front boardroom and breakfast seating
- Three-level parking garage with elevated pedestrian connector bridge
“As someone with deep roots in the area, it’s an honor to be a part of what’s happening in Panama City Beach,” says John Lee, General Manager of the new Hampton Inn & Suites. “It is our goal to create fun, memorable experiences for our guests that will keep them coming back year after year.”
The property’s Gulf front location was selected to further enhance the guest experience. Walking distance to Pier Park – a 900,000 sq. ft. shopping, dining and entertainment complex home to major retailers and favorite bars and restaurants – the hotel also enjoys close proximity to many of the beach’s most beloved attractions, including Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!, Gulf World Marine Park, Frank Brown Park and St. Andrews State Park.
Earlier this month, Innisfree Hotels began construction in Panama City Beach on its first Marriott hotel. Set to open in 2019, the Springhill Suites by Marriott will be the only beachfront Marriott in town. Both properties total more than a $100 million investment in the coastal community and an enhancement of area lodging opportunities.
The new Hampton Inn & Suites is a joint venture between Innisfree Hotels and Stonehill Strategic Capital, two companies with substantial hospitality experience. Robins & Morton serves as General Contractor, with Design Architect Philip Partington of SMP Architecture, Architect of Record Larry Adams of BTA Architects, Interior Designer Adrian Caradine Contract Design, Landscape and Pool Architect WAS Design and Civil Engineer Choctaw Engineering rounding out the team.
– Ashley Kahn Salley
Lead Storyteller, Innisfree Hotels