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Toppping Out Hyatt Place Hotel at Pensacola International Airport


July 25th Pensacola, Florida –At noon on Friday, July 27th, Innisfree Hotels will officially ‘top out’ the Hyatt Place Hotel located at Airport & 12th at the Pensacola International Airport.   Contractors Robins and Morton will hoist a final piece of steel onto the roof of the hotel.  

The beam, signed by everyone who has worked on the project to date, will create a triangular signature architectural element on the top of this six story building.  The ceremony will be followed by celebratory lunch to honor and thank the construction workers.

Over two hundred construction workers have worked on the project since the groundbreaking ceremony last January using over 86,000 concrete blocks to get to this stage. 

The final product will be a 127-room Hyatt Place Hotel.  It’s is part of a 12-acre development project that will also include office and retail outlets. Rich Chism, Innisfree’s Director of Development says, “We’re proud to introduce a new prototype of the Hyatt Place Hotel brand to the Pensacola area market and will choose the tenants of the other out parcels carefully to ensure quality amenities at our city’s international gateway.”

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.”  Project financing comes from two local credit unions; Pen Air Federal Credit Union and Navy Federal Credit Union. 

This $24 million project, when completed, 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.


Airport & 12th offers your business a prestigious location at the most important gateway to the City of Pensacola.  The project includes a 127-room Hyatt Place Hotel as well as office and retail space at the Pensacola International Airport.  Thoughtful landscaping will foster a lively and engaging atmosphere.  On site parking will be designed to service hotel guests, business customers and restaurant patrons while accommodating pedestrians with tree lined walkways.

The land for the development is being leased from the City of Pensacola and will be connected to the main airport terminal via a covered walkway.  Robins & Morton is the project’s general contractor.

Innisfree is a hotel management and development company built on the concepts of exceptional service, guest satisfaction and return on investment.  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 3250 hotel rooms, has approximately 900 employees and pays in excess of $2,000,0000 in lodging sales taxes and $3,200,000 in real estate taxes annually.