Room 9

Elias and Rebecca Durnford (1739 - 1794)

Situated in a private corner on the second floor, our grand and bright Executive Suite features a beautifully angled ceiling alongside a new California King bed with all new linens, private bath with shower/tub, hair dryer, mini fridge, microwave, tea/coffee maker, flat screen TV, complimentary WiFi, writing desk, daily room service, and more. Perfect for those needing more space during their business trip, for grooms to get ready for their big day, or anyone who wants to relax in one of our most luxurious spaces.The Durnfords are two of the most outstanding figures in the history of the city of Pensacola’s planning and development. The results of his initial surveys remain today on our Old City Plats and street names.Beginning his military career in the British Army, Durnford served as an Ensign in the Corps of Royal Engineers, participating in the Battle of Havana in 1762. Shortly after, was assigned to serve as chief engineer and surveyor general in the British colony of West Florida.In 1764, Durnford arrived in Pensacola and created the city plan. Based around two central squares, the plans incorporated government, military and residential areas all arranged at right angles. Residential lots were assigned cleared garden plots at the north end of the town for raising food crops. The road that ran along these plots has become the modern Garden Street.In 1769, Durnford married the courageous and enterprising Rebecca Walker in London. The newly married couple returned to Pensacola where Durnford served as Acting Governor and Rebecca helped to form the cultural activities of the early Pensacola community.At the beginning of the American Revolutionary War, Durnford served as the commanding British officer defending Fort Charlotte in 1780 against the Spanish army in Mobile, AL. Vastly outnumbered, Durnford was forced to surrender when reinforcements failed to arrive. The Spanish forces, led by Bernardo de Gálvez, went on to capture Pensacola and West Florida, ending the period of British rule in the area.Returning to England, Durnford continued his military career and was eventually promoted to Colonel with command of the company of Royal Engineers. In 1794, Durnford succumbed to yellow fever on the island of Tobago during the British campaign against the French colonies in the West Indies.
New Hours at Skopelos

Skopelos at New World will introduce new hours -- and new Specials Days -- beginning Monday, January 21st, 2019.Skopelos will be closed Mondays beginning January 21st, and open for brunch only on Sundays (10am - 3pm) beginning January 27th. Tuesday through Saturday will hold the same hours. Events at Skopelos may still be held any … Read More

Valentine's Day at Skopelos

Valentine's Day Whether you’re wooing your loved one with lunch or dinner, let Skopelos at New World help set the romantic scene on Thursday, February 14th. Lunch service will be available from 11:00am until 4:00pm featuring our traditional lunch menu. A special dinner service will then be served until 10:00pm featuring the below specialty menu created … Read More

Skopelos Holiday Menus

This Christmas Eve and New Years Eve, Skopelos at New world will offer the following menus for lunch and dinner service: LUNCH grilled grecian salad torched feta $9 add chicken breast $6, shrimp $7, grouper $7, steelhead $9caesar salad classic dressing, parmesan $9 add chicken breast $6, shrimp $7, grouper $7, steelhead $9five flags salad fresh seasonal fruit, avocado, toasted almonds & … Read More