New hotel brings Hub needed rooms

The Hattiesburg hotel community is continuing to grow.

The Courtyard by Marriott on Grand Drive has been open for a couple of weeks now, bringing 84 more fully-equipped hotel rooms to the Hub City.

It also has two meeting rooms, a business center and a workout facility.

The hotel opened its doors back on October 5th.

"Obviously, Hattiesburg has been growing substantially over the last five years, or even longer that that, and we've seen a huge spike in the last five years...and after (Hurricane) Katrina of course, it spiked some more," said Stacy McQuirter, General Manager of the hotel.

"There's a need for hotels in town and we're happy to be here to supply that service," McQuirter said.

The Marriott Corporation has one more hotel in the Hub City...that's the Fairfield Inn located near the Courtyard by Marriott.