BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) - After months of being closed due to Hurricane Zeta, a well-known hotel resort in Biloxi is looking forward to welcoming guests again.
Margaritaville may be closed to guests, but things are still busy at the resort. Crews are working around the clock to get everything ready for reopening day.
“Margaritaville Resort Biloxi is excited to announce that we will be reopening on March the 10th of 2021 just in time for spring break, and all of the holidays, the spring time season to really get in gear,” said Tessy Lambert, PR director for Lodging & Leisure Investments.
The resort has been closed since Hurricane Zeta hit in October.
“We sustained a lot of water damage on the ground floor, of course the tide rose, we had to repair a little bit of the exterior of our building as well,” said Lambert.
Lambert said being closed for the holidays was tough.
“We love making memories with the families in our community who come out and celebrate with us. Typically, we have three ball drops on New Year’s Eve and everyone enjoys it,” said Lambert. “That was a tough one. But we are excited to at least bring back Island Time for summer.”
Once Margaritaville reopens, the focus will return to phase two of expanding the resort. Developers expect to build an amusement park, along with a new parking garage, but the expansion won’t be complete in 2021 as originally planned due to the pandemic, and Hurricane Zeta.
“With every project there are roadblocks, but I think you just have to do what you can and keep at it,” said Lambert.
Lambert said while no new date has been set as for when the expansion will be complete, they’re still excited for the future of Margaritaville.
“These renovations and improvements are going to ensure that every family member will have a great time here at Margaritaville.”
Guests will notice some changes when Margaritaville reopens, including fresh paint and carpet, along with 80 new games in the family entertainment center.