Innisfree proposes tower on vacant Pensacola Beach lot

Innisfree Hotels is proposing building another new hotel on Pensacola Beach, marking the third large hotel development announced in recent months for the company.

The 215-room, $85 million project would be located on what’s now a vacant lot at 20 Via de Luna in the former site of the Clarion Suites Resort, which was irreparably damaged during Hurricane Ivan.

Rich Chism, Innisfree Hotels vice president of development and asset management, presented the initial design concept to the Santa Rosa Island Authority on Wednesday evening, though further approvals and a groundbreaking likely wouldn’t happen until at least fall. The conceptual plan

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Innisfree Hotels mandates COVID vaccine for hotel, restaurant staff

Innisfree Hotels — one of the biggest employers on Pensacola Beach — has announced it will mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for its employees.

In an announcement Wednesday, the company said all employees will be required to receive their first shot by Sept. 15 and to be fully vaccinated a month later.

“After researching the data and talking to professionals in the medical field and the business field, we feel like it was the best thing for us to do to protect the integrity of the employees and our guests,” Innisfree CEO and President Ted Ent told the News Journal.

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