Fondren Hotel Project Withdrawn | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS

Fondren Hotel Project Withdrawn

The developer of a hotel originally slated for Fondren has put the project on the shelf.

Sunny Desai, president and chief-executive-officer of Desai Hotel Group in Jackson, said this company withdrew its application to the Mississippi Department of History and Archives for permission to build in the historic arts district.

Plans called for a 100-room, four-story urban boutique-style Hampton Inn with an underground parking garage at the corner of Duling Avenue and Old Canton Road.

Desai said the project did not draw enough support to movement, but he declined to go into details.

"I want to do something in Fondren someday," Desai told the Jackson Free Press this afternoon.

Earlier this year, Desai's company finished renovating the Holiday Inn Express on High Street. That renovation included a complete inside and out renovation and the addition of a swimming pool.

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