It’s Margaritaville, brought to you by the White House folks

Everybody’s excited about the return of Jimmy Buffett and the Margaritaville brand to Biloxi, Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich says, but he also tipped his hat to the people who are making it happen.

Leaders with Barrington Development Group on Sunday announced that the refurbished Casino Magic on Point Cadet will be a new Margaritaville Resort, with a massive family entertainment center open to the public that includes an indoor zip-line roller coaster, hundreds of arcade games and a four-story volcano rock-climbing wall.

The resort won’t have a casino but will instead offer 373 guest rooms, 83 suites, restaurants, bars, and much more inspired by the works and music of Pascagoula native Jimmy Buffet. The resort is currently accepting reservations for June 30 and beyond.

“We’d like to congratulate Barrington Development on their growing investment in Biloxi,” Gilich said. “They returned the historic White House Hotel to us and now they’re doing the same with a property that has been deteriorating since Hurricane Katrina. And once Margaritaville is open, they’re going to start renovating the old Santa Maria del Mar into another quality hotel.

“It’s a testament to the strength of our tourism market that abandoned properties are not only being brought back to life after 10 years, but are being upgraded and expanded to provide new amenities that will attract new visitors.”

Added the mayor: “This is another complement to our ongoing efforts to create a new waterfront experience across Biloxi that will help improve our lifestyle and attract new visitors and residents.”
Read the official Margaritaville announcement
See the Margaritaville website