Hotel Effie makes it effortless to stay on the Emerald Coast

The luxurious resort is located on the grounds of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
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Photo courtesy of Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort

Hotel Effie was designed with the vacationer in mind, indulging each guest in immersive and visceral experiences. The recently opened hotel, situated on 2,400 scenic acres spanning the Gulf of Mexico to the Choctawhatchee Bay, is aesthetically pleasing, from the coastally curated lobby to the Emerald Coast’s first and only rooftop bar.

“When conceptualizing the design for Hotel Effie, we felt like there was a gap for the full-service luxury traveler within the destination, and we really wanted to fill that gap,” said Melissa Watson, director of marketing and communications with Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, located on the same property as Hotel Effie.

Luxurious it is, as the entire property promotes pampering, savoring and experiencing. Your experience begins upon entry with coastal contemporary décor and neutral hues accompanied by pleasant pops of jewel tones. The guest rooms feature ultra-plush bedding, refined furnishings and lush, nourishing bath products by exclusive partner LATHER.

For those seeking further pampering and heightened serenity, Spa Lilliana awaits with an extensive menu of services to renew and refresh, including massages, facials, scrubs, blowouts, manicures, pedicures, makeup services and more.

Reason enough to visit Hotel Effie is a trip to Ovide, which has a menu created by two-time James Beard award-winning chef Hugh Acheson. Acheson’s menu and the culinary team’s talent merge the fresh local flavors of the Gulf with a refined French palate. The creativity is plated, and the passion for food is evident.

Whether you are deciding on a wine at dinner, a beverage from the lobby bar or a cocktail from the rooftop bar Ara, sommelier Stephen Grubbs and mixologist Kellie Thorn will ensure each sip is delectable. Ara specializes in stunning Gulf views, from yoga at sunrise to tapas and craft cocktails at sunset.

Hotel guests are encouraged to utilize the many available amenities, including the pool, bikes, kayaks, tennis courts, golf courses, fitness center and more.

“The beautiful thing is that really any kind of traveler that stays at Hotel Effie is going to be able to craft an experience that is unique to their interest,” said Watson. “It’s a luxury experience wrapped in true Southern hospitality.”


1 Grand Sandestin Blvd, Miramar Beach, FL 32550 | (850) 351-3040 |

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