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Vice President of Hotel Operations

Michael Nixon is our Vice President of Hotel Operations.  His experience with most major hotel franchises and types of hotel properties gives him a uniquely broad-based perspective of the hospitality business.  He joined Innisfree in 1994 as General Manager of the Beachside Resort in Pensacola Beach, and was quickly promoted to Regional Director of Operations where he oversaw Innisfree’s beachfront hotel properties in Florida and Alabama.

Mike has over 25 years of hospitality experience working with both resort and interstate properties. His expertise includes acquisitions, budget preparation, renovation oversight, capital improvement and sales and marketing.   He has an excellent track record in establishing new hotels and turning around troubled operations.  He is a court-appointed receiver for several properties in Alabama and Florida.

His winning personality makes him a respected leader. He brings a positive influence — leading with good humor, while inspiring the best from his team.

He has an undergraduate degree from Florida State University, is a Certified Hospitality Administrator and holds several General Manager Certifications.  He has performed guest lectures at the University of West Florida on the topics of Hospitality Marketing and Revenue Management, and he was also a guest speaker for the Florida Division of Emergency Management.

He was a contributing author to AAOA Lodging Magazine, on the Board of Directors of the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce and has served as the President and Board Member of the Pensacola Area Lodging Association.