Month: January 2022

Commonwealth Hotels Appoints Alicia Barefield as General Manager of The Hampton Inn Panama City Beach

Published: Jan. 12, 2022 at 2:00 PM EST|Updated: 8 hours ago

COVINGTON, Ky., Jan. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Commonwealth Hotels announced that Alicia Barefield has been appointed the general manager of the Hampton Inn Panama City Beach. Ms. Barefield brings over 20 years of hospitality experience to her new role as general manager having previously served as the general manager at the Hampton Inn Fort Morgan, Colorado.

Newly Appointed General Manager in Panama City Beach
Newly Appointed General Manager in Panama City Beach

“We are delighted that Alicia has joined our team.”, said Jennifer Porter, chief operations officer of Commonwealth Hotels. “It is

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Naples Beach Hotel owners let City of Naples Fire-Rescue crews train in the closed hotel


The City of Naples Fire-Rescue took advantage of a unique opportunity to use the former Naples Beach Hotel for emergency response training.

It may be upsetting for people who have fond memories of the old Naples Beach Hotel, but the building’s coming down either way.

“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to get a building of this nature,” said Steven Kofsky, battalion chief for training.

City of Naples Fire-Rescue Interim Fire Chief Phillip Pennington said, “when you get an opportunity to come in and actually do the physical hands-on where you can come in and break doors,

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