Julian MacQueen’s hospitality career spans more than four decades. He founded Innisfree Hotels in 1985 and since that time has actively directed the acquisition, development, sales and refurbishment of properties in the company portfolio. He’s created a uniquely productive corporate culture by cultivating employee relationships and participating in the daily management of Innisfree properties. Innisfree’s success can be attributed to his vision, tenacity, hands-on management style, commitment to quality and most importantly, to the loyalty and skills he cultivates in his team.
Before founding Innisfree, Mr. MacQueen worked as a sales manager for the Hyatt Corporation at the Regency Knoxville and served as the Executive Vice President of the Family Inns of America.
He’s a graduate of the University of South Alabama.
His current and former professional memberships and affiliations include:
Certified Hotel Administrator
Board Member and Major Stockholder – Beach Community Bank, Ft Walton Beach, Florida
Florida Western Gate Economic Development Council (FWG EDC)
Charter Chairman and current Board Member – Independence for the Blind of Northwest Florida
Cabinet Member – Pensacola Chamber of Commerce
Board Member – Pensacola State College Foundation
Board Member – Sacred Heart Hospital –Pensacola, Florida
Investment Committee Member Baha’i World Center, Haifa Israel
Tocqueville Society United Way
Charter Member – Alabama Hotel Sales and Marketing Association (HSMA)
President and Charter Member – Chattanooga, Tennessee Hotel Sales and Marketing Association (HSMA)
Board Member – Quality International Franchise Advisory Board, Region III
Vice President and Advisory Board Member – Pigeon Forge, Tennessee Tourism Bureau
Board Member and Major Stockholder – First American Bank, Pensacola, FL
Blue Ribbon University of South Alabama Alumni Advisory Council of the Governor
University of West Florida College of Business Advisory Council – Financial Resource Committee 2004
Honorary Commander of 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin Air Force Base