Melvin honored at hotel groundbreaking


Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward, Marilyn Hess and former Commissioner Jim Melvin at the groundbreaking for the new SpringHill Suites on Navarre Beach.

Hotelier Marilyn Hess hosted a groundbreaking Monday for the new seven-story SpringHill Suites she is building on Navarre Beach and gave former District 4 Commissioner Jim Melvin full credit for bringing the project to fruition.

“Our main guy is here today. He’s the one who lobbied us back. He’s our guest of honor,” Hess said.

Melvin, who said the hotel will be one of the biggest economic projects the area has seen in recent times.

“It’s going to be a dream come true. I can’t wait for them to start booking rooms,” Melvin said.

Read the full story in the June 18 edition of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.

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