Navarre Beach hotel construction to start June 15

Santa Rosa County Building Official Rhonda Royals says construction of a new hotel on Navarre Beach is planned to start June 15. SpringHill Suites, a Marriott-family hotel, was selected as the franchise.

As previously reported in Navarre Press, plans include a Gulfside full-service restaurant and meeting space, along with two  pools – an indoor pool on the second level and outdoor pool designed with a slow current, commonly known as a“lazy river.”

Marilyn Hess, the hotelier who is rebuilding after the former Holiday Inn hotel on Navarre Beach was razed following damage sustained during Hurricane Ivan I 2004, told commissioners Janaury 22 she had invested over $1 million in plans and total construction would exceed $30 million.

Hess successfully advocated at that time for county commissioners to approve the assignment of the mortgage and extend the start date for construction to July 23. 

Read more in the June 4 issue of Navarre Press.

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