Mississippi Margaritaville Plans New Hotel

Margaritaville Casino & Restaurant Biloxi will break ground this spring on a new hotel in Biloxi, Miss., it announced this week. Scheduled for completion in spring 2015, the hotel will have 250 guest rooms and will be among the first in Biloxi to offer time-share units.

“Margaritaville Biloxi will be making a considerable investment in creating a resort destination the likes of which Biloxi has never seen,” President and CEO Doug Shipley said in a statement. “The addition of time-shares 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.”

The property also plans to expand and completely renovate the casino floor, adding meeting space and a resort-style pool and spa, as well as a bayfront pool and pool bar with outdoor gaming.

“We want to bring Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville state of mind into a state of being,” said Vice President of Marketing Stacey McKay. “That’s what we’re building here. A resort that lives up to the brand that is beloved around the world.”

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