The old Markham Hotel in downtown Gulfport will be developed under a franchise agreement with a major brand. The building, which has been empty since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, sits across from the Mississippi Aquarium now under development.
The derelict Markham Hotel building will be transformed into a Hyatt Place hotel, a developer told the Sun Herald on Thursday.
Virginia attorney Robert Lubin, who owns the building, said his company has signed a franchise agreement with Hyatt Place. He expects construction on the $30 million project to begin in early 2018.
Another Lubin company also has taken over development of the historic Veteran Affairs acreage on U.S. 90. Lubin said he hopes construction will start this fall on a previously announced Holiday Inn Resort and renovations of a chapel at the property’s entrance.
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