OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - Ocean Springs is home to many restaurants, shops and festivals. The sportsplex on Highway 57 also brings people to the city for different sporting events. People flock to Ocean Springs to enjoy all those things, but then they leave the downtown area, because there is no place to stay.
City officials have hired a consulting firm to look at several locations for hotel development. One of those locations is along Highway 57. City leaders believe if people go to downtown Ocean Springs, eat in the restaurants, go to the shops, and enjoy the festivals, they will stay in the area as well.
City leaders plan to meet with consultants within the next couple of weeks to plan out the next steps.