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County rejects hotel; eyes District 4 Master Plan

County rejects hotel; eyes District 4 Master Plan

County commissioners squashed a plan to build a hotel and RV site inside the Navarre Beach Marine Park, unanimously voting against a lease amendment for the property during a special rezoning meeting Oct 25. Attorney Will Dunaway, of the Clark Partington law firm, represented the potential buyer and developer, NOBC LLC. That company is registered […]

Hotel, RVs planned for Navarre Beach Marine Park

Hotel, RVs planned for Navarre Beach Marine Park

Despite being a source of contention with locals, the only commercial property in Navarre Beach Marine Park may see construction of a new hotel, RV parking, restaurant and more according to county records. But to move forward, the plans will have to go before the Board of County Commissioners for a vote Oct. 25. Property […]

New doubts cloud hotel plan

New doubts cloud hotel plan

Shortly after signals that the project was moving forward, a proposed new hotel for Navarre has been put back on hold indefinitely. Temporarily dubbed Navarre Hotel, the planned business on Highway 98 just east of the Navarre Beach Bridge has been in the works for years and has hit multiple holdups. The now-defunct plans filed […]

Hotel construction planned along Navarre Parkway

Hotel construction planned along Navarre Parkway

Despite lengthy delays, construction of a new hotel along Navarre Parkway near the eastern foot of the Navarre Beach Bridge could be underway soon. Owners of the vacant parcels between Tommy Snowballs and the foreclosed Helen Back Again have filed for a variance to allow construction of the multistory hotel closer to the property lines. […]

Downtown Gulf Breeze targeted by developers

Downtown Gulf Breeze targeted by developers

The commercial building boomlet underway in the City of Gulf Breeze is speeding up with plans being revealed for a fourth hotel and a third ice cream shop. No biggie by the standards of larger cities maybe, but the two proposed projects represent welcome growth and a tax base boost in this city of 5,800 […]

SpringHill celebrates grand opening

SpringHill celebrates grand opening

Hotelier Marilyn Hess and former District 4 Commissioner, Jim Melvin cut the ribbon celebrating the grand opening of the beach hotel. Melvin said the finished project was more the he could have imagined. Hess credits Melvin for making the hotel possible during his term as commissioner. Featured in the June 22 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Springhill Sweet!

Springhill Sweet!

Springhill Suites on Navarre Beach will feature a lazy river pool, an indoor heated pool, outside jacuzzi, gift shop, food market and workout room. The restaurant, Beach House Bar and Grill will be open to the public and seat 130 patrons. The hotel is expected to open in early June. Featured in the May 11 […]

Holley man steals thousands from fed

Holley man steals thousands from fed

A Holley man, last known to live on Bob Tolbert Road,  has plead guilty to stealing almost $30,000 from the federal government. Timothy James Nelson, 36, faces jail time for falsifying travel expenses to steal government funds. According to a statement of facts agreed upon by both parties, Nelson falsified claims for his hotel expenses while […]

SpringHill Suites opening delayed

SpringHill Suites opening delayed

The opening of Navarre Beach’s newest hotel has stalled again. Though previously expected to open in March, the SpringHill Suites by Marriott is not likely to see its first guest until at least Memorial Day weekend, Director of Sales Angie Lee said. Read the full article in the March 23 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe […]

Hotel Equities names top staff for SpringHill Suites Navarre

Hotel Equities names top staff for SpringHill Suites Navarre

Atlanta-based Hotel Equities named Kristin Iversen as the general manager and Angie Lee as the director of sales for SpringHill Suites by Marriott Navarre located on Navarre Beach. Read the full article in the Feb. 9 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Beachfront Springhill Suites nears completion

Beachfront Springhill Suites nears completion

Finishing touches are underway at the Springhill Suites by Marriott on Navarre Beach as construction winds to a close. Ben Harris is the project manager with Alabama-based general contractor Stewart Contracting Company, Inc. Harris said though it still does not look like much from the outside, the next two weeks will bring quite the transformation. […]

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 […]

No progress, time frame for sound-side hotel

No progress, time frame for sound-side hotel

Though initial indications pointed to developers building a hotel in the empty lot on Navarre Parkway between Tommy’s Sno-balls and Helen Back Again Navarre, dragging feet might indicate the project is a no go. Building plans for the property at 8600 Navarre Parkway were submitted to the county Planning and Zoning Department and returned to […]

SpringHill Suites: Room with a view

SpringHill Suites: Room with a view

When it opens in the spring of 2017, SpringHill Suites will feature resort-style amenities including the indoor and outdoor pools, full-service restaurant, bar and lounge and numerous beach side activities. The hotel will have a 4,000-square foot meeting space with sweeping views of the Gulf designed to accommodate social gatherings, receptions, business meetings and weddings. […]

SpringHill Suites opening delayed

SpringHill Suites opening delayed

Completion of the $30 million SpringHill Suites on Navarre Beach has been delayed until sometime in the first quarter, perhaps as late as March, because of occasional rain and high winds that have slowed construction. Read the full article in the April 7 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to subscribe online.

SpringHill Suites sets December opening

SpringHill Suites sets December opening

Construction of the $30 million SpringHill Suites on Navarre Beach has resumed after overcoming some obstacles, and the 161-room hotel is tentatively scheduled to open in December. Originally planned to open 15 months after breaking ground last June, the hotel was hampered by the discovery of about 200 wood pilings from the site’s former occupant, […]

Gulf Breeze Area Chamber Announces 2015 December Business of the Month

Gulf Breeze Area Chamber Announces 2015 December Business of the Month

The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber is pleased to announce SpringHill Suites by Marriott Pensacola Beach as the Chamber’s Business of the Month for December 2015. “Kudos to the management and staff! We enjoyed our stay so much that we’ve already planned to stay the entire week next year. Everyone at the hotel made us feel […]

Tourist tax glitch scrutinized

Tourist tax glitch scrutinized

Some inaccurate figures on Santa Rosa County tourist bed tax collections were corrected on the county’s website last week soon after the Navarre Press questioned them. For example, revenue from the 5 percent tax on hotel stays listed by the county’s Tourist Development Office for July 2014, the height of the visitor season, was $477,576.09 […]

Melvin honored at hotel groundbreaking

Melvin honored at hotel groundbreaking

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, […]

Navarre Beach hotel construction to start June 15

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 […]