260-room Jekyll Island hotel will close

  • Follow Latest News

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. — A 260-room hotel on Jekyll Island is about to close its doors.

The Jekyll Oceanfront Clarion Resort has notified the Jekyll Island Authority that it will cease operations on Monday.

No reason was given why owner Leslie Lurken is closing the hotel. Jekyll Island Authority documents show room revenue at the hotel declined by 10 percent from 2009 to 2010.

When Oceanfront Resort was remodeled in 2008, its plan relied on converting units to condominiums that would be sold.

Eric Garvey, a spokesman for the Jekyll Island Authority, says the authority is concerned about the property closing on such short notice. He says there are indications that the owner wants to sell the property and is optimistic that a new owner will take over.

Comments (1) Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
Chillen 01/25/11 - 03:24 pm
Someone will buy it for 50

Someone will buy it for 50 cents on the dollar and end up making a mint.

Back to Top
Search Augusta jobs
Top headlines
Augusta VA supervisor sentenced to prison
In what the judge called a "tragic case," a former Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center supervisor was sentenced Thursday to 27 months in federal prison for making false statements in medical files.