Still playing catch-up on all the stuff I've been hoarding since my Hartford trip. Here's one: The Closed Hotel Count in Louisiana is 160 Hotels, in Mississippi, 93 Hotels and in Alabama, 33 Hotels as of September 15, 2005
93 Hotels and in Alabama, 33 Hotels as of September 15, 2005.
Along the Mississippi Coast, the Hotel/Casino industry is all but demolished. Notably, the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, which had been under construction since February, 2004 and was scheduled to open this month, will have to be completely rebuilt. In the three counties along the Mississippi coastline, there are 11 Hotel/Casinos having 5,606 rooms. All received major damage and are closed for guest traffic. Two are temporarily being used for housing. â€Reconstruction along the Mississippi and Alabama coasts could move along more quickly than in New Orleans,â€ said Ford, â€because these areas did not experience the double-whammy of the long-standing flood waters.â€