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Holiday Inn Resort on Pensacola Beach Wins Three IHG Brand Awards


Pensacola Beach, Wednesday, October 23, 2012 - The Holiday Inn Resort Beachfront Hotel on Pensacola Beach, Florida was selected as the 2012 Quality Excellence Award winner by Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG).  IHG manages 666,000 hotel rooms in nine hotel brands in over 100 countries.  The company’s mission statement is to create “Great Hotels that Guests Love.”

The award recognizes the Holiday Inn Resort on Pensacola Beach for maintaining exceptionally high standards in respect to product quality, hotel service delivery and guest satisfaction. The award was presented today at the 2012 IHG Americas Investors & Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida.

This is the second major brand award the Pensacola Beach property has won.  In 2011, Innisfree Hotels, owner operator of the Holiday Inn Resort, was selected by IHG as Developer of the Year. Pensacola Beach Florida Hotels

Martin Kumi, the Holiday Inn Resort’s Maintenance Engineer will also be recognized for his dedication and hard work as will the resort’s Activity Director Shelly Kikel.

The 206-room resort opened in the spring of 2011.  It is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico.  Guests enjoy captivating views of emerald green waters and miles upon miles of sugar white sand.  It is walking distance from restaurants, night life, shopping and recreational activities and only a 30-minute drive from the Pensacola International Airport.

The resort has many unique amenities and services including the best pool on the beach featuring a 250 foot lazy river and cascading waterfall; family suites; seasonal supervised children’s activities, ‘Dive-Inn’ movies; live, interactive pirate and mermaid shows; Riptides Sports Grill & Beachfront Tiki Bar; a 24-hour beach view fitness center; and over 10,000 square feet of beachfront meeting space.

For more than three decades, Innisfree has expertly managed dozens of hotels in partnership with many of the world’s most recognized hotel brands.  Today Innisfree owns or manages 2122 hotel rooms, has approximately 1000 employees and pays in excess of $2,000,0000 in lodging sales taxes and $3,200,000 in real estate taxes annually.