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.