Georgia's state-owned Jekyll Island getting new hotel

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. — A hotel is rising on a long-vacant beachfront on Georgia’s state-owned Jekyll Island. The Brunswick News reports a 209-room hotel is scheduled to open in spring or summer of next year. It will carry a double branding, with 120 Courtyard by Marriott rooms and 89 Residence Inn by Marriott rooms. The hotel is being developed by LNW hospitality under a lease with the Jekyll Island Authority. It will sit on nearly 6 acres of oceanfront land. Amenities will include a pool, splash pad, fire pits, restaurant, bar, fitness center and meeting space. The property has been a vacant for more than 15 years and is the former location of four hotels dating back to 1961.

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