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 Innisfree Hotels Appoints Charlie Allen General Manager of the 206-room
Holiday Inn Resort in Pensacola Beach, Florida

Pensacola Beach, Fla. (May 6, 2010) — Innisfree Hotels, Inc. recently hired the first employee of the company’s new Holiday Inn Resort on Pensacola Beach. Charlie Allen was named general manager of the 206-room hotel that is on schedule to open in the spring of 2011.

Allen brings more than 31 years of experience in the hospitality industry to his new position at the Holiday Inn Resort. “I'm delighted to be a part of the Innisfree team and I look forward to working with a dedicated group of colleagues who are passionate about exceptional service,” he said.
Prior to this appointment, Allen was senior vice president of operations for Elite Hospitality in Ormond Beach, Fla. During his 10 years in that role he oversaw 17 hotels from Daytona Beach to Jacksonville, Fla.  Born and raised in Mobile, Ala., Allen began his career with the Hilton Hotel in Mobile where he held several positions. He earned a degree in business administration from the University of South Alabama in 1984.

In his new role as general manager, Allen will work closely with the Innisfree Hotel development and pre-opening teams to ensure that the hotel meets all requirements and standards of the InterContinental Hotels Group, which owns the Holiday Inn brand. He also is responsible for staffing the hotel with key personnel in all departments and preparing the hotel for its first guests. 

The Holiday Inn Resort will feature a lazy river pool and splash pad, hot tubs, pool bar, fitness center, business center, indoor pool, eight meeting rooms with more 10,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, lounge and a full service restaurant.
About Innisfree Hotels
Innisfree Hotels is a professional hotel management and development company currently expanding its portfolio of hotels and commercial properties. The company also provides professional management of full service hotels, limited service hotels, resorts and boutique hotels. Innisfree Hotels operates properties throughout the southeast United States. For more information, visit


Caron Sjoberg
T: 850.434.9095

Also See: The City of Pensacola Approves Sandspur Development's Plans for a 127-room Hyatt Place that would Connect Directly to the Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport Terminal / January 2010

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