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You’ll find an extraordinary treasure nestled between the white sandy beaches and emerald green waters of the Gulf Coast and the living shorelines of Choctawhatchee Bay in Northwest Florida. Vibrant and elegant, comfortable and refined. A beautiful new full-service four-star 250-room hotel. Welcome to Hotel Effie.

Latest Property Openings and Renovations in Florida (2022)

Florida continues to constantly update and open properties that expand venue options for meeting and event planners. Here’s a roundup of the latest news around the state.
December 14, 2022

Why Go To Destin

Nicknamed the "World's Luckiest Fishing Village," Destin has grown into one of the most popular vacation spots on the Florida Panhandle. Founded in the 1850s, Destin used to be a sleepy fishing town until a bridge connected the skinny peninsula with Florida's mainland.
October 10, 2022

Best Of The Emerald Coast Results 2022

Talk to executives and owners of the biggest, most influential companies in Northwest Florida or to a person, and they will agree that the presence of small businesses in the region adds to the quality of life here.
October 10, 2022

Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest: Beer From Around Here

Time to roll out the barrel and discover unique suds & ales! The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin presents the 14th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest on October 7th & 8th, 2022. American specialty beers from around the nation will be available for participants to sample and savor.
October 10, 2022

5 Must-Visit Spots for the Ultimate Fall Getaway

Whether you’re seeking a luxury beach resort or a relaxing mountain retreat, here are five spots for the ultimate fall getaway— all within driving distance of Atlanta.
October 10, 2022

The Best Season to Visit Each State

While there’s no doubt that each of the 50 states has its merits thanks to its history and unique culture, the season in which you visit has a lot to do with what you’re able to enjoy, too. In other words, some seasons are better than others when it comes to exploring each state.
October 10, 2022
Hotel Effie

1 Grand Sandestin Boulevard

Miramar Beach, FL 32550

1-833-873-3343