Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The 200-Room Westin Jekyll Island Breaks Ground on Jekyll Island, GA

Breaking ground for the new Westin Jekyll Island are developer, Dave Curtis, managing partner Jekyll Ocean Front Hotel, LLC, Bruce Jones, senior vice president PNC Bank, and Gerry Chase, president and COO, New Castle Hotels and Resorts, which will operate the hotel when it opens in September 2014. The $41 million, 200-room hotel will anchor the new Jekyll Island Convention Center that opened in May 2012.

Jekyll Island Beach Village project rendering
Jekyll Island, Ga., May 21, 2013—Jekyll Oceanfront Hotel, LLC (JOFH), a joint venture comprised of Leon N. Weiner & Associates, Inc. (“LNWA”), a nationally recognized real estate development company, and New Castle Hotels & Resorts (“NCHR”), an award winning,  independent third-party hotel manager, owner and developer and other investors, today broke ground on the $41 million Westin Jekyll Island, a 200-room, convention-class, beachfront hotel that will open in September 2014 as  part of the Jekyll Island Beach Village project. 

The ceremonies were held at the construction site, 110 Ocean Way, adjacent to the new Jekyll Island Convention Center.           

Westin Jekyll Island hotel rendering
“The Westin Jekyll Island is pivotal to the entire Beach Village development,” said Dave Curtis, managing partner of Jekyll Oceanfront Hotel, LLC. 

“It’s the perfect complement to the wonderful new convention center and the island’s relaxed and gracious ambiance. We are extremely proud to help write yet another new and exciting chapter in Jekyll Island’s rich and fabled history.”

The Beach Village project, developed by the Jekyll Island Authority, (JIA) is part of a plan to reinvigorate the island’s tourism economy and includes the only beachfront convention center in the southeast. 

  The 128,000 square foot Jekyll Island Convention Center opened in May 2012 and is the centerpiece of the project which also includes an oceanfront promenade, village green, restaurants, retail shopping and Great Dunes Park.

Upon completion in September 2014, the hotel will be operated by New Castle Hotels and Resorts.

 For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Lauralee Dobbins
Daly Gray, Inc.

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