Gulf Breeze, FL — On September 19, 2018, Innisfree Hotels celebrated the “topping out” of the new Springhill Suites in Panama City Beach, Florida. The Gulf Breeze-based company marks this as its fourth property in the Panama City Beach area, including the brand new Hampton Inn & Suites, which was finished in 2017.

“There is a lot of planning, coordination and good old-fashioned blood, sweat and tears that go into building a large project,” says Kevin Warwick, one of Innisfree Hotels’ project managers who has been working closely with the Springhill Suites. “‘Topping out’ is identified as the completion of the final and, most often, the ‘top’ components of the structure. It is a celebration that is ardently hosted by building owners and general contractors to express their appreciation for the workers and their efforts.”

The event kicked off with tours of the property followed by opening ceremonies, including speeches from a number of Innisfree Hotels executives and their building partners, Robins & Morton.

“This is an amazing accomplishment for Robins & Morton,” says Julian MacQueen, Chairman and Founder of Innisfree Hotels. “We take great pride in being able to come back into the community and hire great people to do the same thing you did down at the Hampton Inn & Suites.”

MacQueen has been drawn to the Panama City Beach area since his formative years.

“When Julian MacQueen came to the Gulf Coast for the first time as a teenager, he was struck by its beauty and mesmerizing emerald waters,” says Katja Chatfield, General Manager of the Springhill Suites. “Here we are celebrating yet another topping out of an Innisfree property in Panama City Beach. With Innisfree Hotels’ rapid growth and several hotels in the pipeline, we look forward to the next topping out ceremony.”

The Springhill Suites will feature 200 suites with 15 guest accessible floors, including an impressive list of amenities.

  • all-suite smart rooms and balconies

  • beachfront lazy river pool

  • mobile check-in

  • free breakfast

  • food and bar service

  • free wi-fi

  • in-suite work spaces

  • fitness center

  • garage parking

  • dune walkover with direct beach access

The Springhill Suites is scheduled to start welcoming guests in Spring 2019. For more information, visit the Springhill Suites website at