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Four Points by Sheraton Hotel finally opens in Biloxi

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

By David Elliott - email | bio

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - For the past few years people have driven by the old Gulf Towers building near the I-110 loop in Biloxi and watched it being turned into a hotel.

People watched and waited for it to open.

On Thursday, the ribbon was cut and the Four Points by Sheraton hotel finally opened for business. "We're really pumped. This is a big day" says hotel General Manager Kenny Glavan.

The hotel project survived post-Katrina uncertainty, a deep recession and several ownership and management changes.

"The hotel was scheduled to open last year. We took over back in March and basically did 12 months of work in three months to make sure we opened for the summer season," said Euan McGlashan with the company managing the hotel.

The new hotel has 195 rooms and the opening created 80 jobs. In the big picture the opening is a symbol of the coasts efforts to climb back from Katrina's devastating impact on hotel room inventory in the market.

"This is such a positive sign to have a hotel with this brand and this size open here in this area," said Linda Hornsby, Executive Director of the Hotel and Motel Association.

The Four Points by Sheraton is managed by Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. The company manages 1,000 hotel properties in nearly 100 countries.

"This is the first Starwood property in Mississippi," McGlashan said. 

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