Backstage Pass: Model Victoria Henley unlocks the luxury of Oyster Bay


Nestled on the outskirts of the chic, bustling, and eclectic downtown Pensacola, Fla., Oyster Bay is a luxurious, posh, and beautifully designed brand new boutique hotel, offering a unique beach vacation experience you will not find anywhere else.

I initially discovered this stunningly designed, dynamic new lodging destination while shooting the fall issue of Bella Magazine (a beautifully produced fashion magazine for the modern woman, which delves into issues regarding healthcare, entrepreneurship, and much more), which was shot nearly entirely on the gorgeous Oyster Bay property.

Owned and operated by entrepreneurial powerhouses, the legendary Studer Group, Oyster Bay has rapidly cemented its status as the premiere locally-owned destination for luxe, yet undeniably cozy, accommodations for the discerning traveler.

Elegance, style, location and convenience are just a few of the many elements that combine to make Oyster Bay the premium choice for your lodging needs on any visit to Pensacola, and the team’s superb attention to detail are evident in all of the amenities and perks you’ll receive while staying at this remarkable boutique hotel.

Upon arrival, we made our way up the elevator to our balcony suite, which welcomed us with regal style, offering exquisite interior design, access to the expansive balcony that provided breathtaking city and beach views, as well as a wonderfully curated charcuterie board, complete with assortments of gourmet cheeses, crackers and nuts.

The room, complete with ample desk space, a posh, extremely comfortable king sized bed, an expansive bathroom, complete with a grand-scale walk in shower, a mini fridge and snack bar, fully stocked with assortments of luxury beers, wines, liquors and snacks.

Your glamorous vacation experience certainly does not begin and end in the room as each stay includes full access to the artfully designed lobby area, which is complete with a variety of couches for afternoon lounging, a miniature “gift  Shop” area that offers an array of designer loungewear, jewelry, sunglasses, and much more fashion forward clothing and accessories to keep you looking your best throughout your beach vacation.

We took some stunning photos on-site for an impromptu photo shoot featuring the luxury lifestyle brand, Reboot and Company, featuring jewelry by the inimitable Wandering Willow (that highlighted accessories from our private collection comprised of a myriad of natural gemstones in gorgeously stylized pieces which have been featured in fashion weeks around the globe.)

The @lynnhenleyphotography images taken for this spotlight, feature many of the clothing and accessory items which you can purchase in the miniature onsite gift shop.

Photos: Lynn Henley Photography
Jewelry: Wandering Willow Designs (also featuring Lifelong Love Company.)
Clothing: Reboot and Company
On Location: Oyster Bay Boutique Hotel in Pensacola FL.

A central point of the Oyster Bay experience, the kitchen, features a marvelous design aesthetic, a full sink , microwave, stove, oven, dishwasher and a posh spin on all the other expected amenities you would expect from a kitchen. A wide assortment of healthy snacks including nuts, fresh fruit, delicious organic granola, the supremely healthy and substantive Clif and Larabar brand nutrition bars, a large array of Keurig brand coffees (which you can brew fresh any time at your leisure), teas and a fully stocked fridge complete with selections of freshly baked bagels, assortments of cream cheese, gourmet yogurt, and much, much more are available for your enjoyment 24/7.

A dining area, where guests have the option to sit and savor a leisurely dinner of their own preparation in the onsite kitchen or take out from one of the stellar nearby, locally owned restaurants, is located to the left of the main entry door for guests’ convenience.

An informal business center, featuring high speed internet, a printer, and various pads and pens is available 24 hours a day for guests to utilize whenever they please, and a relaxation garden, complete with lush greenery, beautiful lawn decor, and a large area to roam, relax, and enjoy the fresh air, providing a sublime ambiance for your outdoor event rental or wedding needs is also available.

Each stay is also complete with vouchers for a breakfast or lunch meal at Bodacious, a coffee shop, eatery, and olive oil shop that also offers wine tastings, special functions, culinary classes, a housewares shop, and an opportunity to sample a thrilling array of olive oils spanning an exciting variety of flavors, all under one roof.

A posh vacation experience, an endless list of luxurious amenities, included gourmet food, and some of the best hospitality you’ll find in the panhandle are just a few of the many reasons you’ll want to make Oyster Bay resort your lodging destination for any trip to Pensacola!

Special thanks to the incredible Mallory Studer and the entire Oyster Bay team for their hospitality throughout our visit.


PHONE NUMBER: (850) 912-8770