Room 7

Mariana Pingrow Bonifay (1760 - 1829)

Setting the scene with powder blue/grey walls and two queen beds with all new linens, this relaxing room also features a private bath with shower/tub, hair dryer, flat screen TV, complimentary WiFi, writing desk, daily room service, and more. Success stories of women who combine family life, a business career and public service are now taken for granted. However, this was not the case two hundred years ago; that is why the story of Mariana Bonifay is so outstanding.Bonifay was born in Nantes, France in 1760. Deeds place Bonifay in Pensacola in 1782, one year after Galvez captured the town for Spain. She had ten children when her husband, Joseph Bonifay, died in a war prior to 1801. The population of Pensacola grew from 250 in 1784 to 572 in 1791. A housing shortage resulted, and Bonifay began to build her fortune.Investing her small savings in land and building materials, she entered a partnership with neighbor and carpenter, Charles Lavelle. She furnished the land and materials, he labored and taught her sons the building trade. Bonifay literally helped to build Pensacola.A commemorative stone marker in Pensacola honors her memory, recognizing her as a pioneer, builder, real estate broker, rancher, brick maker, and devoted mother.
Tito's & Flights

Help us break in the new SoMa Patio at Skopelos with $10 food flights & $5 Tito's cocktails on Thursday, November 7th (5-7pm)! Specials on the patio will include:  FOOD FLIGHTS ($10 per flight) 1. THE RED EYECHICKEN & WAFFLE classic waffle + buttermilk sriracha chicken with bourbon pecan syrup, candied jalapeño, peppered bacon | GREEK POTSTICKER … Read More

Introducing the SoMa Patio at Skopelos

Dining outdoors in Pensacola just got tastier... Skopelos at New World is proud to introduce the SoMa Patio! Located along Palafox Street right next to its main restaurant, SoMa's covered outdoor patio is a "come as you are" (casual) dining spot & bar, including flat screen TVs for sports, and an exclusive outdoor menu featuring meaty … Read More

Skopelos New Year's Eve Bash

Ring in 2020 in style at downtown Pensacola's largest private event space, the Skopelos Grand Ballroom! Skopelos' prime downtown spot will host a glamorous all night New Year's Eve party with premium open bars, midnight champagne toast, party favors, open seating, lounge areas, and a large open dance floor with live music from Nobius plus … Read More