Room 5

William Henry Chase (1798 - 1870)

With a romantic, comfortable feel, this first-floor room features a beautiful king bed with all new linens, private bath with shower/tub, hair dryer, flat screen TV, mini-fridge, complimentary WiFi, daily 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.  Chase was born in Buckfield, ME in 1798, graduated from West Point in 1815 and was subsequently assigned to the Corps of Engineers. Shortly after the United States took control of Pensacola from Spain, the Secretary of State at the time, John Quincy Adams, began lobbying to make Pensacola headquarters for the Navy’s Gulf Coast Squadron. In 1829, Major William Chase was asked to take charge of fort construction in Pensacola and he began drawing plans for the forts recommended by Adams. The plans created by Chase located Fort Pickens on the western tip of Santa Rosa Island, with Fort McRee situated across the harbor entrance. Fort Barrancas was placed to overlook the bay towards Fort Pickens. Chase lived in Pensacola and was popular with the businessmen who ran financial institutions, transportation, and merchants who profited from the business he fostered with the military. Chase spearheaded the drive to lay railroad from Pensacola, FL to Montgomery, AL. Chase built a depot and a large hotel at the corner of Wright and Palafox Street.
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