The owners of Margaritaville on Pensacola Beach and Crowne Plaza in downtown Pensacola are moving forward with plans to rebuild a hotel on the 20-acre parcel they hold in a long-term lease on Navarre Beach.
The property is the site of the former Holiday Inn – The Tropics, located at 8375 Gulf Boulevard. The hotel was badly damaged by Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and razed in 2005. Commissioner Jim Melvin has been working with the owners and said they are in the planning stage, but “the project is alive and well and moving through.” “It’s definitely a go,” Melvin said.
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