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, mini-fridge, 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.
Christmas Eve with Skopelos

*Please note that this event will take place at a special location. Details follow!*   The tradition continues! Join us this Christmas Eve when Executive Chef Gus Silivos & the Skopelos team come together for one last time this year to host Christmas Eve dinner (at a special location!) The holiday menu will feature some of Skopelos' … Read More

Wedding, Event and Meeting Spaces Now Booking

While Skopelos restaurant and Grand Ballroom remain closed indefinitely due to hurricane damage, we are fortunate that two of our most spectacular spaces -- the Pensacola Room and the French Room -- are now open and booking for private events! These beautiful rooms have historically been one of our favorite spots to host intimate weddings, receptions, … Read More

Skopelos Recevies 2020 Golden Spoon Award

Skopelos at New World, one of Pensacola’s oldest fine dining restaurants, has been recognized as a recipient of the prestigious 2020 Golden Spoon Award awarded by Florida Trend magazine.    The Golden Spoon Awards are Florida’s oldest and arguably most prestigious culinary awards, given annually to “recognize outstanding fine dining restaurants that demonstrate consistency in high standards … Read More