This will not be a casino site, but it is great news for Biloxi Casinos and the whole Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Since Katrina there has been a shortage of lodging and hotel rooms on the coast. Now that that Sheraton is coming in, it will offer an affordable and quality hotel to the coast. And don’t worry, it is at the location of the former Gulf Towers (Intersection of I-110 and U.S. 90, Biloxi), so it is very close the to “casino strip”.
Here are a couple tidbits from the Sun Herald article:
“The building is currently under renovation and the opening is planned for early in 2009,” said Smith. The Gulf Towers apartment building was damaged by Hurricane Katrina and was gutted to the concrete shell by the former owner. The new hotel will feature 195 guest rooms, restaurant, bar, workout facilities and meeting space. The tropical resort swimming pool will face the Mississippi Sound in front of the hotel and include a pool bar and grill.
Early 2009 is right around the corner…
Four Points hotels are typically tourist friendly and offer lower rates than many upscale Sheraton hotels, and extra value with free in-room bottled water, free high speed Internet access and free gyms.
Now that is what I call a deal! Free WIFI, no $4 bottle of waters, and you can get a free workout.
Here is a picture of what it plans to look like.