Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Hotel planned for tech park

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. - Developers plan to build a "green" Holiday Inn at the Stennis Technology Park that could bring more business to the 26-acre site at the intersection of Interstate 10 and Mississippi 603, just outside Stennis Space Center. The total investment is about $15 million. The hotel will have conference facilities, a business center, bar and restaurant. Plans call for 143 rooms but that number could go up to 172, said MHR Development's Kip Reddien. The hope is to begin construction in late summer. The park houses a 30,000-square-foot building. Scott Bolton, the park's project manager, said the Holiday Inn should benefit from its proximity to NASA's Stennis Space Center and Stennis International Airport. (Source: Sun Herald, 05/11/10)