Casino planning $50M hotel tower renovation on Coast
Published: August 14,2013
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GULFPORT — Island View Casino Resort is expanding with a planned $50 million investment to transform a hotel tower vacant since Hurricane Katrina into a 400-room hotel and convention center.
The Sun Herald reported the tower on the south side of U.S. Highway 90 had been part of Grand Casino Gulfport before Katrina struck in August 2005.
Island View owners Rick Carter and Terry Green say it will become part of 40-acre Island View Resort, which will include restaurants, meeting and convention space and a swimming pool and bar overlooking the beach and the Gulf of Mexico.
“The 16-story beachfront hotel tower will offer exceptional views of the Gulf of Mexico, along with immediate access to the beach,” said Carter.
Construction is expected to begin this fall and be completed by summer 2015.
Island View has a 565-room hotel and casino north of U.S. 90 and recently opened Beach Blvd. Steamer restaurant and Coast Candymakers next to the resort. It is the only locally owned casino in south Mississippi.
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