Explore the Dining Options at Hotel Effie
Hotel Effie's exclusive partnership with Georgia native and award-winning chef, Hugh Acheson, will serve as the backdrop for our four dining options inside the hotel. A highly acclaimed James Beard award winner, Acheson has conceptualized the following four exciting culinary outlets for the hotel:
Ovide, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, will embrace the fresh, forward flavors and local seafood of the Gulf Coast. The menu showcases Acheson’s creativity and passion for distinctive ingredients and cooking techniques by fusing coastal cuisine with a sophisticated French influence.
Ara Rooftop Pool & Lounge is both a luxurious pool experience and a stylish rooftop lounge with fine wine, hand-crafted cocktails and original menu by Chef Acheson, where guests can experience the hotel’s vibrant atmosphere and energy. Ara showcases panoramic views, private cabanas, and is the only rooftop pool on Florida's Emerald Coast—truly a unique space for guests and locals alike. You'll find Ara, named for the southern constellation, on the top floor of the hotel.
The Lobby Bar (TLB) is an ideal gathering place and social hub where guests can unwind over creative libations and signature small plates.
Sweetbay Coffee, a coffee marketplace curated by Acheson, offers a menu of gourmet, grab-and-go selections, fresh pastries and a few surprises.
“We could not be more excited to welcome Chef Acheson as part of the family. His expertise elevates the dining offerings at Hotel Effie to that unlike any other in northwest Florida and is groundbreaking for this area,” said Sara Becnel, VP of Development and General Manager of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.
Hotel Effie opens on February 1, 2021, so make plans now to visit one or all of our restaurants.