Currently in the middle of a $20 million rebuild and rebranding, the Holiday Inn Resort at Jekyll Island launches phase two of construction with the announcement of three new food and beverage concepts. The new signature restaurant Beach House, The Rusty Anchor Bar and Grille, and a Starbucks will be opening in the new resort. The resort is scheduled for completion November 2014, with all food and beverage outlets coming online by February 2015.
“This is our chance to build a brand new experience from the ground up,” says Jason Smith, General Manager of Holiday Inn Resort at Jekyll Island. “Existing structures are being completely demolished to make way for new restaurants, new accommodations and a completely new level of guest service.”
Construction has begun on a brand new oceanfront restaurant that will take its direction and design inspiration from the pristine shore and stunning ocean view setting. Under the direction of long time Jekyll restaurateur Luke Kelly, Beach House, the resort’s signature restaurant will bring a breath of salt air and seafood to the Jekyll Island dining scene. Design accents including nautical rope, oyster shells, driftwood, and a seaside vibe will complement the fresh, locally-sourced seafood and southern coastal classics on the menu. The Tap Room at Beach House will feature 24 draft beers, including an array of craft brews that can be enjoyed alone or paired with food selections. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Beach House will also be available to host private parties and dining events.
The Rusty Anchor Bar and Grille is another much-anticipated addition to the hotel. Its pool-side location will cater to beach goers who don’t want to miss soaking up the sun to grab a bite to eat or a fruity drink. What perfect day in paradise is complete without an umbrella drink in hand?
Enhancing the hotel’s new three story lobby, Holiday Inn Resort at Jekyll Island has lined up Starbucks on the top floor. This unique Starbucks location features a balcony overlooking the ocean and offers specialty coffees and gourmet goodies. Additionally, this location will serve adult beverages in the evenings.
Speaking on behalf of the hotels management company, Greg Winey, President and Principal of NorthPointe Hospitality Management, LLC stated, “It is an honor to be chosen as the operator of such a unique and beautiful property and setting. Our goal is to ultimately be the best of the best of Holiday Inn Resorts worldwide. We look forward to being good stewards and to operating this property in keeping with the practices that will continue to keep Jekyll Island such a pristine and treasured destination.”
NorthPointe Hospitailty Management, LLC is working in concert with property owner Georgia Coast Holdings, LLC, who is overseeing the $20 million ground-up rebuild of The Holiday Inn Resort at Jekyll Island. Upon completion, the new Holiday Inn Resort at Jekyll Island will feature 157 guest rooms including 21 suites, an outdoor pool, Kids Club and Activity Center, KidSuite® Rooms, a Fitness Center with a view, Business Center and of course access to more than a quarter- mile of unobstructed beachfront lawn space on beautiful and historic Jekyll Island. http://www.hijklresort.com
About NorthPointe Hospitality Management, LLC
NorthPointe Hospitality Management, LLC is a comprehensive, added value management company based in Atlanta, Georgia. Experts in managing all aspects of hotel operations from accounting, to staffing, to food and beverage operations, NorthPointe Hospitality’s main focus is to ensure exceptional returns by deploying cutting edge techniques in financial management, guest service, quality assurance and employee retention. Its principals have a 30 year history in the hospitality business overseeing both full and select service hotels. http://www.northph.com