Hotel Effie Sandestin set to open in 2020

Sandestin Investments, LLC has announced the name and launch of its family-owned hotel, set to open in early summer of 2020.

Hotel Effie Sandestin is now accepting leisure and group reservations. The hotel features 250 guest rooms with multiple room types, a three-meal restaurant, craft cocktail lobby bar, and in-room dining all curated by celebrity Chef Hugh Acheson. It also will have a spa, fitness center, the only rooftop pool on Florida’s Emerald Coast and 20,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 13,000 square-foot ballroom.


The resort is named after owner Tom Becnel’s grandmother.

Chef Acheson, a Georgia chef and owner of nationally-celebrated eateries including Five & Ten, Empire State South and the National, is a James Beard award winner who has competed on “Top Chef Masters” and served as a judge on “Top Chef.”

Within the community, guests have access to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort amenities, which includes more than seven miles of beaches and bayfront, four golf courses, 15 tennis courts and 123-slip marina.

Rendering: Hotel Effie Sandestin

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