Room 13

Don Manuel Gonzalez (1767 - 1838)

The Don Manuel Gonzalez room features double queen beds with all new linens, private bath with shower/tub, hair dryer, writing desk, flat screen TV, complimentary WiFi, mini-fridge, daily room service, and more. As with all of our rooms, our award winning restaurant, Skopelos at New World, is on hand to offer world class room service.  Born in the northern Spanish coastal town of San Vincente de la Barquera in 1767, Don Manuel Gonzalez ran away from his family of landed gentry to serve on a ship owned by his uncle. Upon joining the Spanish Army at the end of 1784, Gonzalez was sent to serve in the city of New Orleans in the New World. Through his work as Indian Agent, Gonzalez was bestowed large areas of land in Pensacola by the Spanish Crown, where he settled as a cattle rancher. Gonzalez donated the land that became Plaza Ferdinand VII, where he opened a market in 1816. Upon the transfer of Florida from Spanish to United States rule, General Andrew Jackson appointed Gonzalez as Justice of the Peace and a Colonel in the American Army. Gonzalez died in his Pensacola home on March 8, 1838.
New World Inn & Skopelos at New World Temporarily Closed

Due to the impacts of Hurricane Sally, both New World Inn and Skopelos at New World are temporarily closed. We hope to re-open as soon as power is restored and we have had a chance to assess/repair any damages. Please follow us on social media for up-to-the-minute updates. Read More

Celebrating 61 Years with Throwback August at Skopelos

AUGUST ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL BRINGS SKOPELOS CLASSICS TO THE TABLE There have been many a-storied classic dishes served at Skopelos: From Chef Silivos’ decadent stuffed shrimp, to the baked snapper with a special secret Silivos family garlic-butter recipe, to the glorious frosted fudge pie originally served at Driftwood restaurant before it closed and shared its recipe with … Read More

Now Open Dinner & Sunday Brunch Only

Due to current circumstances, Skopelos at New World is suspending its lunch service for the immediate future. Dinner service and Sunday brunch remain open. It is our hope that lunch service will resume in the fall; we will make that announcement as the time gets closer. In order to ensure we are following the state's mandates … Read More