Jekyll Island board approves new deal for hotel
For the first 10 years, the Westin Jekyll Island will be eligible to receive funds from the Jekyll Island Tourism Development Fund to help market property, the authority said in a statement. The 10-year total of the incentive amounts to $6.1 million.
Also planned is a 135-room Hyatt Place Hotel one block from the beach.
When completed, Jekyll Island Beach Village will be able to host 120 conventions per year, according to projections from the authority.
"The beachfront Westin will play a significant role in attracting businesses and leisure guests from across the country to Jekyll Island and the coast of Georgia," Bob Krueger, chairman of the Jekyll Island Authority, said in a statement.