The Rex Theatre

18 N Palafox St, Pensacola, FL 32502

Originally built as a furniture store in 1922, this historic Pensacola building became the Rex Theatre after being purchased by the Saenger Amusement Company in the 1930s. Today, the refurbished, iconic Art Deco marquis once again lights up the night on Palafox Street. A beautifully-renovated interior hosts church services, small-scale live theater, movies, concerts, and other special events.

Cowork Annex

13 Palafox Pl, Pensacola, FL 32502

Located in the newly redeveloped Brent building at One Palafox Place, Cowork Annex is a 10,000+ sq. ft. coworking facility right in the heart of downtown Pensacola. The fully-renovated industrial loft space offers a wealth of modern amenities in common areas, dedicated desk spaces and private offices. Flexible rental options include access to open desks as well as conference, training and breakout rooms.

Saenger Theatre

118 South Palafox Place Pensacola, FL 32502

The Saenger Theatre, often referred to as the Grand Dame of Palafox was built in 1925. It is one of downtown Pensacola’s most precious gems.

Longhollow Creatives

700 N Guillemard St, Pensacola, FL 32501

Occupying the brick and timber interiors of a 120-year-old historic building, Long Hollow Creatives is a space for creative professionals to pursue their passion and grow in their craft. Featuring individual workstations with desks hand-built by the founders and eclectic interior accents by local artists, the space also includes a meeting room and on-site studio space for Pensacola’s creative community.

Where do I park?

There are many options for paid parking downtown. If you have any questions, or need special accommodations, please feel free to contact us.

Need a place to stay?


Sole Inn

This sleek, elegant hotel is located on Palafox Street, right in the center of all the conference excitement! When booking, don’t forget to mention the code “DesignXL.”


Days Inn on Palafox

Book a room at Days Inn in the heart of Historic Downtown Pensacola before October 16 and enjoy a discount reserved for Design XL attendees! Mention code “designxl” during booking to reserve a discounted room!