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$20M Holiday Inn Reno on Jekyll Island Adds F&B

Friday July 25th, 2014 - 9:24AM


Rendering shows what the new Beach House restaurant will look like.

JEKYLL ISLAND, GA—Currently in the middle of a $20-million renovation, the Holiday Inn Resort at Jekyll Island launched phase two of construction with three new food and beverage concepts: a signature restaurant, Beach House; The Rusty Anchor Bar and Grille; and a Starbucks.

The resort is scheduled for completion in November with all food and beverage outlets coming online by February.

“This is our chance to build a brand new experience from the ground up,” stated Jason Smith, general manager of Holiday Inn Resort at Jekyll Island. “Existing structures are being completely demolished to make way for new restaurants, new accommodations and a completely new level of guest service.”

Construction has begun on a brand new oceanfront restaurant that will take its direction and design inspiration from the shore and ocean-view setting. Under the direction of long-time Jekyll restaurateur Luke Kelly, Beach House will feature design accents including nautical rope, oyster shells, driftwood and a seaside vibe. The Tap Room at Beach House will feature 24 draft beers, including an array of craft brews that can be enjoyed alone or paired with food selections. 

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Beach House also will be available to host private parties and dining events.

The Rusty Anchor Bar and Grille's pool-side location will cater to beach-goers, and a Starbucks on the top floor features a balcony overlooking the ocean. Additionally, this location will serve adult beverages in the evenings.

Greg Winey, president/principal of NorthPointe Hospitality Management, LLC, which is managing the hotel, stated, “We look forward to being good stewards and to operating this property in keeping with the practices that will continue to keep Jekyll Island such a pristine and treasured destination.”

NorthPointe Hospitailty Management, LLC, is working in concert with property owner Georgia Coast Holdings, LLC, which is overseeing the renovation. Upon completion, the resort will feature 157 guestrooms, including 21 suites, an outdoor pool, Kids Club, Activity Center, KidSuite Rooms, a fitness center and a business center.