Construction Underway on New Westin Jackson Hotel
August 4, 2015
Groundbreaking ceremony marks start of work on new luxury hotel
Jackson, Miss. (Aug. 4, 2015) – A groundbreaking ceremony today marked the start of construction on a new WestinTM Jackson hotel in Jackson, Mississippi.
Slated to open in January 2017, the 169,000 sq ft structure will be the first luxury global hotel brand in Jackson. The nine-story hotel will feature 205 guest rooms.
“This kind of an investment in downtown impacts the entire region and helps support our efforts to make Jackson a destination city,” said Jackson Mayor Tony T. Yarber. “We are proud that the Westin Jackson is part of the growth and progress of our great city.”
Participants in the development include Capital Hotel Associates, Hinds County, Jackson Redevelopment Authority, the State of Mississippi and Wischermann Partners. Brasfield & Gorrie is serving as general contractor and Elness Swenson Graham Architects Inc. is the project architect.
This will be the second Westin hotel constructed by Brasfield & Gorrie. In a joint venture arrangement with Monumental Contracting Services, Brasfield & Gorrie completed the Westin Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama, in 2012.
“The Mississippi Legislature, the City of Jackson and the Hinds County Board of Supervisors have joined together on this project to make an impact on Mississippi,” said Joseph Simpson of Capital Hotel Associates. “As the only full-service Starwood Hotel in Mississippi, the Westin Jackson will change the landscape of the hospitality industry in the state. Our team wants to help make this city a destination for tourists and travelers.”
About Brasfield & Gorrie
Founded in 1964, Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms, providing general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for a wide variety of markets. We are skilled in construction best practices, including virtual design and construction, integrated project delivery, and lean construction, but we are best known for our preconstruction and self-perform expertise and exceptional client service. Brasfield & Gorrie has 11 offices and approximately 2,600 employees. Our 2014 revenues were $2.2 billion. Engineering News-Record ranks Brasfield & Gorrie 27th among the nation’s “Top 400 Contractors” for 2015.