Monday, May 19, 2014

Resort on AF land opens

A new resort has opened on Okaloosa Island. The "Holiday Inn Resort Beachfront" is the first private hotel to be built on Air Force land. The project has been in the works for six years, the result of an Air Force directive to find under-utilized properties and make some money off of them. Innisfree Resorts built the hotel on this prime stretch of beachfront, and they'll pay the Air Force a portion of their revenue. The money will be used for projects to boost morale and welfare on Eglin Air Force Base. (Source: WEAR-TV, 05/19/14)