Jimmy Buffett’s most ambitious project to date is a Margaritaville Casino and hotel in Biloxi, Mississippi, though due to the ailing economy, the project is currently on hold and may need additional partners to be completed.
Margaritaville Press Release:
Margaritaville, in partnership with Harrah’s Entertainment, is proud to announce plans to build a new Gulf Coast destination: the Margaritaville Casino & Resort on the shores of Biloxi. When completed in the spring of 2010, the resort will feature 798 rooms, a full-service spa, a pool/deck area with cabanas, bar and tropical landscaping, all on 46 acres of land south of U. S. Highway 90.
Said Jimmy, “I have always considered myself a Gulf Coast kid. I was born there, grew up there and jumped on a stage for the first time there, before hitting the road. I have seen the world, traveled to distant shores, written a few songs and lived a few tall tales along the way, and now it is good to be coming back home.
“I have seen the best and the worst of times along Mississippi Sound, and as a survivor of storms myself, I feel an enormous sense of gratitude and good fortune to be part of the re-birth of the region by joining forces with Harrah’s to bring the Margaritaville Hotel and Casino “Down around Biloxi”.
“One of the essential elements of life along the Gulf Coast is the Creole belief that hard work and good fun go hand in hand. So, with that in mind I say, “Let’s get to work and let’s let the good times roll again.”