Thursday January 2nd, 2014 - 9:42AM
BILOXI, MS—Margaritaville Casino & Restaurant Biloxi in spring will break ground on a new lodging facility that will include timeshare units, with project completion expected in 2015.
The new facility will feature 250 rooms, including 170 deluxe guestrooms and 80 two- and three-bedroom suites, and timeshare units through an international partner.
"Margaritaville Biloxi will be making a considerable investment in creating a resort destination the likes of which Biloxi has never seen," stated Doug Shipley, president/CEO. "The addition of timeshares to our hotel will attract a whole new type of customer; one that's not currently visiting the Biloxi area. It truly is an exciting opportunity for our city."
Margaritaville Casino Biloxi also will expand and completely renovate the casino floor, adding meeting space and a resort-style pool and spa. The property also will introduce a new steakhouse.
Along with the renovations and expansions, Margaritaville Biloxi will re-engineer the existing marina to provide more enhanced and secure overnight docking accommodations, and develop a bayfront resort pool and pool bar with outdoor gaming.
"We want to bring Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville state of mind into a state of being," stated Stacey McKay, VP of marketing. "That's what we're building here. A resort that lives up to the brand that is beloved around the world."
Cuningham Group was selected to be the designer and architect of the new project. The McDonnel Group of New Orleans has been selected as the general contractor.