Marriott’s Fairfield and TownePlace Suites Set to Debut in Waveland

March 18, 2024

WAVELAND, MISS: Marriott Hotels is set to establish its first presence in Waveland. Waveland Hospitality LLC, the development group behind the hotel project, plans to invest a minimum of $16M dollars and construct a dual brand concept featuring the Fairfield and TownePlace Suites brands. Located near the intersection of Highway 90 and Old Spanish Trail, this marks the first hotel development in Waveland in over two decades.

Hancock County Port & Harbor Executive Director/CEO Blaine LaFontaine remarks on the new development, Hancock County and the Gulf Coast continues to see growth in tourism including festivals, sports and events creating demand for beds in Hancock County.  The Port and Harbor Commission and our team has committed to supporting commercial development and recruitment on our key corridors and we are proud to support this project announced for the City of Waveland.” 

“Hancock County welcomes this new investment to our main retail corridor, and we hope this project will serve as a foundation to the redevelopment of commercial properties along Highway 90.” - said Scotty Adam, President Hancock County Board of Supervisors

The upcoming four-story hotel development will feature a minimum of 110 rooms with 55 rooms designated as Fairfield rooms, while the remaining 55 will be TownePlace rooms, with shared amenities such as breakfast and a coffee bar.

This development adds to the continued growth of Waveland, following recent retail announcements of Harbor Freight, Express Oil Change, and McAlister’s Deli joining the Highway 90 corridor.

Mayor Jay Trapani comments on the City of Waveland’s partnerships and commitment.  "Through a joint effort of the City of Waveland, Hancock County Port & Harbor, and the Hancock County Board of Supervisors, along with the developer, Waveland Hospitality LLC, this magnificent 110-room dual brand Marriott hotel will be a catalyst that jumpstarts future growth along the west end of Hwy 90 and stands as a testament to this administration's unwavering commitment to progress."

The upcoming development will contribute to job creation in Hancock County and provide a modern hotel option for guests visiting the area.

"I am excited to see the development of Waveland Hospitality LLC and its positive impact on our community. This project will undoubtedly create jobs and contribute to the growth of the local economy." - said Nikhil Ajmera of Waveland Hospitality LLC.

Construction of the new hotel is scheduled to begin in spring 2024 and is expected to last for 18 – 24 months.


The Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission was established in 1963 to lead the county’s economic development activities. Stennis International Airport and Port Bienville Industrial Park are home to 30 companies with more than 1,000 employees. For more information visit