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Hyatt Place Hotel Opens at Pensacola Airport




After a 10 day ‘soft’ opening Innisfree Hotels and their partners are excited to celebrate the opening of the Hyatt Place Hotel at the Pensacola Airport with an official opening launch party and celebration on April 24th.

 The Hyatt Place Pensacola International Airport Hotel, is an exciting “new generation” hotel offering round- the-clock amenities and modern design for business and leisure travelers alike.

“We’re proud to introduce the Hyatt Place Hotel brand to the Pensacola area market notes Rich Chism, Innisfree’s Director of Development.  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 StayFit@Hyatt fitness center.”

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

Opening Day at Hyatt Place Hotel

L-R: Julian MacQueen, CEO of Innisfree Hotels, Steve Patterson, Regional Vice President of Hyatt Place and Hyatt House, Adam Emling, General Manager Hyatt Place Pensacola Airport

“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 that Innisfree Hotels is developing alongside the hotel property. “Interest in the commercial and office spaces has increased during the construction of the hotel,” notes Chism. Space is still available for two restaurants, a bank with drive through, a Class A office building, and a smaller office building.

 This $24 million project is projected to generate over $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 over $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).

The Hyatt Place Hotel offers:

  • 127 spacious guestrooms, all of which feature a 42-inch HDTV, the plush Hyatt Grand Bed® and an eight-foot sectional sofa sleeper.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel.
  • Complimentary a.m. Kitchen Skillet TM, featuring freshly prepared breakfast sandwiches, a variety of fresh fruits, hot and cold cereal, yogurt, breads, premium coffee and an assortment of juices.
  • Flexible, high-tech meeting/function space accommodates 1,000 attendees.
  • 24/7 Guest Kitchen serving made-to-order snacks and entrees.
  • Intimate Bakery Café featuring Starbucks® specialty coffees, premium beers and wines and cocktail.

 Hyatt Place Pensacola Airport LEADERSHIP

Hyatt Place Pensacola Airport is under the leadership of General Manager Adam Emling. In his role, Emling is directly responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel, including overseeing the hotel’s associates and ensuring guests encounter the purposeful service for which Hyatt Place is known.


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


For more than three decades, Innisfree Hotels has expertly managed and developed dozens of hotels in partnership with many of the world’s most recognized hotel brands. Today Innisfree owns or manages 2122 hotel rooms, and has approximately 1000 employees.

Innisfree is a triple bottom line company, which means we measure our success not only in profits, but also through our impact on people and the planet. To these ends Innisfree strives to promote a culture of responsibility and service to humanity.  

Our value driven corporate culture enables us to have a deeper understanding of the needs of our guests, partners and clients, and thus deliver service that is synonymous with creating fun and memorable experiences.

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