New multi-million dollar Hilton Garden Inn opens in Pascagoula - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

New multi-million dollar Hilton Garden Inn opens in Pascagoula

Posted: Updated:
PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) -

Pascagoula's first full service hotel is ready for the business. The multi-million dollar Hilton Garden Inn sits on the old site of the La Font Inn near Highway 90.  

Business owner Danny Murphy stopped by the hotel to grab a bite to eat. He said the food and facility definitely have lots of flavor. 

"This is exceeding the expectations of what I thought it was going to be," Murphy said. "I think it is wonderful, it is nice. It is beautiful. The food is good."

Liz Kessie is the director of sales at the hotel. She said the phones have not stop ringing with people wanting to book one of the 119 spacious rooms, or rent the large ballroom offering 6,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. 

"People have been checking in as of Friday afternoon. We had a good weekend. The phones were ringing, we were making reservations, and we are thrilled," said Kessie. 

The Hilton already seems to be making a positive impact on the city's revenue stream by creating more than 60 jobs.

"We have created jobs in food and beverage, housekeeping would be a big one, and, of course, the office staff," Kessie said. 

Pascagoula's Mayor Jim Blevins said along with good paying jobs, this multi-million dollar investment will bring in more tax dollars and attract new businesses and events to the city. 

"For example, Crusin' the Coast is October 5th. So it will be another place for people to stay," Blevins said. "There are some new taxes that will come about, and there is a spinoff of products they will buy in our local city. We are having economic growth in our great city."

Copyright 2014 WLOX. All rights reserved.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Prostitution sting nets 31 arrests

    Prostitution sting nets 31 arrests

    Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
    31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.More >>
  • Prostitution sting results in 12 arrests

    Prostitution sting results in 12 arrests

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:19:10 GMT
    (WMC) – A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. As a result, the following 12 people were arrested: Preston K. Mitchell, 52, Memphis, Tenn., charged with procuring prostitutionMore >>
    A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. Twelve people were arrested.More >>
  • Fight leads to gunshots and mayhem in Stone County

    Fight leads to gunshots and mayhem in Stone County

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-07-30 10:53:06 GMT
    Stone County Deputy Chief Phyllis Olds described a Saturday night fight this way, "It's by the grace of God that nobody was killed." That fight reportedly started at an outdoor block party.More >>
    Stone County Deputy Chief Phyllis Olds described a Saturday night fight this way, "It's by the grace of God that nobody was killed." That fight reportedly started at an outdoor block party. Deputies said it escalated into a gun battle near the Cadillac Club on Thelma Andrews Road.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.