Thursday, April 25, 2013

Hyatt Place at airport opens

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- The new 127-room Hyatt Place Hotel Pensacola Airport is now open. More than 200 people turned out for the grand opening Wednesday. Developed by Innisfree Hotel owner Julian MacQueen, the hotel is adjacent to the airport on land leased through a long-term contract. The hotel's interior is themed around the city's Five Flags history and extensive aviation activities. Airport Director Greg Donovan said the Hyatt's amenities are "exclusive to Pensacola International." The hotel is projected to generate over $420,000 annually in non-airline revenue for the airport through lease fees, and $100,000 in local option sales taxes for the city. It will also create over $4 million in payroll revenues through 235 new jobs. (Sources: WEAR-TV, Pensacola News Journal, 04/24/13) It's the 18th Hyatt Place branded property in Florida. (Source:, 04/10/13)