Margaritaville Resort Biloxi to Reopen Half Its Rooms By Sunday
While Hurricane Nate wasn't detrimental to the gulf coast, it did leave some damage. One of those hit the hardest was the Margaritaville Resort in Biloxi.
Officials with the hotel estimate that the facility suffered $7.5 million in damage. The storm damaged elevators and escalators.
As a result, the resort has been closed since the storm came through. But that will change somewhat on Sunday as it will reopen about half its rooms.
Two elevators will be repaired and the hotel will reopen 170 rooms. Its restaurants, rooftop water park and large entertainment center will be open.
Margaritaville opened just over a year ago after remodeling and expanding the old Casino Magic that had been closed since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Casinos south of the beachfront U.S. 90 on the east end of Biloxi all reopened on Sunday after the hurricane made landfall.