Coliseum Commission to see hotel proposal

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Published: August 17,2011

Tags: coliseum, hospitality, hotels, lodging, tourism, visitors

BILOXI — Plans for a 500-room hotel at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center will be presented tomorrow to the Coliseum Commission.

Bill Holmes, executive director of the Coliseum and Convention Center, tells The Sun Herald conceptual designs will be shown and the brand name of the hotel may be revealed.

In July, Mortenson Development was selected from five firms to design/build a hotel adjacent to the Convention Center.

Holmes said the hotel would be built partially on the former Holiday Inn property that fronts U.S. 90 and partly on Convention Center land, with views of the beach and a plaza connecting the hotel to the Convention Center by a five-minute walk.

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