About the Owner 2017-08-15T02:42:15+00:00

ABOUT

The Owner

Originally from New England, Veronica Champion spent 15 years in the British Virgin Islands working on sailboats and managing restaurants, guest houses, and hotels. In 1999 she left the BVI to do her master’s degree at The Cornell University of Hotel Administration. After graduation, she went on to work in the destination club industry as Director of Hospitality and also in membership sales.

In 2007, Veronica decided to make a major life change and headed to South Sudan after the peace agreement was signed. For over 3 years, Veronica managed several camps housing UN and NGO personnel living in South Sudan. In 2011, she went on to manage the food service at the Joint Forces Military base in Djibouti, which served approximately 10,000 meals per day to the servicemen and women stationed in that region. Her last overseas posting was the island of Diego Garcia where she managed all the restaurants on that island as part of the MWR Team taking care of the service people stationed on the island.

In 2015, at the request of family members, she began looking for a place to live in the U.S. Friends she made at various times in her life had already told her about Gulfport and she was definitely intrigued. When one of those friends mentioned that there was an inn for sale in Gulfport she arrived, fell in love with the Inn and with the charming town, and began discussions to buy the property. On January 26, 2016, she took ownership of the Historic Peninsula Inn and settled into the wonderful town of Gulfport.

“I am a traveler at heart, and have strived to integrate that exotic charm I adore into the Historic Peninsula Inn.”

VERONICA CHAMPION, OWNER

ABOUT

Thomas the Brother

Coming soon!

“I love working together with my sister in this beautiful spot!”

Thomas, OWNER’S BROTHER

“We are happy to serve our patrons – locals and visitors alike! Stop by and say hello!”

GINA, RESTAURANT MANAGER

ABOUT THE STAFF

OUR GUESTROOMS & SUITES

Accommodations

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THE

Serengeti Suite

  • Sleeps 2 People

  • 1 Queen Bed

  • Separate Sitting Room

  • Good for the Business Traveler

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THE

Bombay Guestroom

  • Sleeps 2 People

  • 1 Queen Bed

  • Overlooks Courtyard

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THE

Princess Suite

  • Largest Suite

  • 3 Full Rooms

  • 1 Queen Bed

  • 2 Twin Beds

  • Separate Sitting Room

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