Luxury brand hotel takes shape in Pascagoula - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Luxury brand hotel takes shape in Pascagoula

Posted: Updated:
PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) -

A new luxury brand hotel is taking shape in Pascagoula. But contractors said the weather is making it difficult for construction of the Hilton Garden Inn to stay on schedule. 

"Five story hotel with conference center, schedule hopefully to open plus or minus January 2014," said project manager Judd Harvill. 

The 79,000 square foot hotel is about 25 percent complete, but the project manager admits the adverse weather has been a major headache on this construction site. 

"Well, we have been shutdown several days, about seven out of the last 30. This time of the year is always tough trying to come out of the ground being that we are still working on the foundation. It has played havoc on us," Harvill said. 

On those good weather days, construction crews make sure to build fast and efficient because the project is very important to the city and citizens. 

"This something that is going to be a catalyst for the city of Pascagoula," Harvill said.

"We appreciate the local investment to make this happen," City Engineer Jaci Turner said.

Turner said the multimillion dollar project will be another great selling point for the Pascagoula. 

"We have major industry in the area that uses meeting space, local, as well as up to an hour or two away from us just because we haven't had this meeting space available," Tuner said. "So, being able to provide high quality hotel rooms, as well as meeting space locally is definitely going to encourage the industry to grow and to build some more." 

Now if they can just get the weather to cooperate. 

"I pray every day for better weather because right now we need it worse than ever," Harvill said.

Developers and owners are also working to attract some national chain restaurants and businesses to the area. 

Copyright 2013 WLOX. All rights reserved. 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Man killed in exchange of fire with deputy identified

    Man killed in exchange of fire with deputy identified

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:18:06 GMT
    The Stone County man who was killed Monday after exchanging fire with a Sheriff's deputy has been identified.More >>
    The Stone County man who was killed Monday after exchanging fire with a Sheriff's deputy has been identified. Stone County Coroner Wayne Flurry said William Peyton Ayers, 46, died as a result of gunshot wounds to his chest and torso area.More >>
  • First responders ask Diamondhead residents to mark homes

    First responders ask Diamondhead residents to mark homes

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-16 10:54:05 GMT
    It's not a problem exclusive to Diamondhead, but residents who fail to post their addresses on their homes and mail boxes are making it tough for first responders to find them during times of emergency.More >>
    It's not a problem exclusive to Diamondhead, but residents who fail to post their addresses on their homes and mail boxes are making it tough for first responders to find them during times of emergency. As WLOX News found out, Diamondhead's unique street names only compound the problem.More >>
  • Skatepark to become a soundstage; Rollergirls left 'homeless'

    Skatepark to become a soundstage; Rollergirls left 'homeless'

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:52 AM EDT2014-04-16 10:52:09 GMT
    Plans are in the works to turn the Harrison County Skatepark on Debuys Rd. into a soundstage for film production. But the impending deal means the Mississippi Rollergirls will have to find a new home.More >>
    Plans are in the works to turn the Harrison County Skatepark on Debuys Road into a soundstage for film production. But the impending deal means the Mississippi Rollergirls will have to find a new place to practice.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

208 DeBuys Road
Biloxi, MS 39531
(228) 896-1313

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WLOX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.