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Innisfree Sponsors Pensacola Earth Day Celebration

Innisfree Sponsors Pensacola Earth Day Celebration

Innisfree owned Hyatt Place Hotel at Pensacola Airport partners with Team Green World to present the Uptown Pensacola Earth Day Concert & Celebration.


Innisfree Hotels Donates $25,000 to Pensacola’s LEAP Trail

Innisfree Hotels Donates $25,000 to Pensacola’s LEAP Trail

Mike Nixon, Innisfree Hotel’s Vice President of Operations, joined other local dignitaries in a ground breaking celebration for Pensacola’s LEAP trail.


Innisfree’s Founders Donate $250,000 to UWF

Innisfree’s Founders Donate $250,000 to UWF

Julian and Kim MacQueen, founders of Innisfree Hotels, pledged a $250,000 gift commitment to the University of Western Florida Hospitality program.


Innisfree Hotels Accepts the Earth Hour Challenge

Innisfree Hotels Accepts the Earth Hour Challenge

On Saturday, March 23rd 2013, Innisfree Hotels will turn off the lights for one hour in six Gulf Coast hotels for the company’s 2nd annual celebration of Earth Hour. Participating hotels include the Hilton Gulf Front, Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn Resort on Pensacola Beach Florida, and the Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn& Suites and [...]


Bearing Witness: What’s at stake in the Great Bear Rainforest?

Bearing Witness: What’s at stake in the Great Bear Rainforest?

The skies began to clear. A few kilometres south of Hartley Bay, MacQueen spied a couple of black shapes in the water
below and banked the Widgeon around and down for a closer look. They were humpback whales, the Great Bear Rainforest’s sentinels, signaling our arrival in a world far away from Pensacola Beach and Vancouver airport, a place that could legitimately claim to be outside that world, perhaps, were it not for the exigencies of overseas oil shipping.


Innisfree Hotel’s Adopts Dixon School of the Arts

Innisfree Hotel’s Adopts Dixon School of the Arts

In the summer of 2009 Innisfree’s CEO and founder Julian MacQueen, and his wife Kim, met a third generation Pensacola pastor named LuTimothy May.  Reverend May leads a congregation at the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Pensacola Florida.  He’s an accomplished, humble, gracious, charismatic and talented person. He holds a Master of Divinity Degree, has [...]


Hilton Gulf Front Named First Green Lodging Hotel

Hilton Gulf Front Named First Green Lodging Hotel

Gina Dudley, General Manager of the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front Hotel, is force to be reckoned with.  With decades of hospitality management experience under her belt, she almost always accomplishes whatever she sets out to do.  When she joined the Hilton management team in the late nineties, shortly after moving to Pensacola from Hawaii, [...]