A proposal to renovate the historic Gulf Hills Hotel in Ocean Springs, Miss., and surrounding property comes with a catch: a luxury RV park on site, according to WLOX.
After residents voiced their concerns about the proposal on Thursday (June 13) night, many were relieved to hear the developer say he doesn’t plan to go through with the deal.
Many residents in the Gulf Hills community agree that the hotel and golf course, which once hosted the likes of Elvis Presley, has seen better days. They believe renovations are needed, but not at the expense of their quality of life.
“I’m just not interested in taking on the challenges of an opposing community,” said developer Walter Reinhaus to a packed room at Gulf Hills Hotel.
Reinhaus proposed to buy the property and build a luxury motorcoach resort near the waterfront area.
Hotel manager Donna Brown says Reinhaus is the first to come forward with a complete plan to buy the hotel in nearly 20 years.
His plans include bringing back the old marina behind the hotel, refreshing the gardens, installing a boardwalk and more. However, residents say the sore spot was the RV resort.
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