Andy Peterson

Tourism generates 6,600 jobs in Santa Rosa

Tourism generates 6,600 jobs in Santa Rosa

Visitors to Santa Rosa County spend more than $464 million annually in the county, supporting thousands of jobs and businesses according to the most recent data available from the Tourist Development Office. That’s no surprise considering the county brought in more than 868,000 visitors in 2017 (most recent data available), and the last two years […]

Hotel fights child cancer with yard sale

Hotel fights child cancer with yard sale

Visitors to Navarre Park Saturday, May 18 perused baby toys, old movies, antiques and jewelry as part of a charity yard sale hosted by Hampton Inn and Suites. The sale focused on raising funds to help St. Jude Children’s Hospital in the fight against childhood cancer.   Read the full article in the May 23 […]

Tourism strong despite brush with Gordon

Tourism strong despite brush with Gordon

Hoteliers in Navarre continued to see high numbers of visitors over Labor Day weekend despite an impending tropical storm. Hampton Inn and Suites Navarre General Manager Andy Peterson said the hotel was busy with families ready to hit the beach. Read the full article in the Sept. 13 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to […]

Hotels crammed with Irma evacuees over weekend

Hotels crammed with Irma evacuees over weekend

In the afternoon hours of Sept. 6, uncertain projection models for the future of then category 5 Hurricane Irma began to shift north putting the peninsula of Florida in the direct line of fire. The entire state had been preparing for catastrophe, from the eastern tip of Escambia County to the southernmost Keys. News reports […]

Local hotel GM gains national recognition

Local hotel GM gains national recognition

General Manager for Hampton Inn and Suites of Navarre Andy Peterson received national recognition in the November issue of Hotel Management Magazine as one of its “33 GMs to Watch.” Hotel Management Magazine is recognized as a national leading publication for the hotel industry, and their annual “GMs to Watch” list pulls together 33 of […]