TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- A new upscale hotel is coming to downtown Tupelo near the Bancorp South Arena. Construction is currently underway.
Walker Thrash said Hotel Tupelo will soon be a reality.
Thrash explained he is a partner of Thrash Group.
He described Thrash Group as a Mississippi-based development and construction company that's behind this building project.
"Right now, we are right on track," Thrash said.
He explained crews began construction about a year and a half ago.
Thrash said the team jumped at the opportunity of having a project in the company's home state.
"We were really surprised at the amount of travel and tourism that happens with that being somewhat of a hub city."
"We saw that there was a need for a boutique hotel, that the leisure travel would support it."
Concerning progress, Project Manager Marco Oliver said the team has some usual delays such as weather, which is common.
However, he said it's nothing that's thrown them off, that they are still on schedule.
Walker said looking forward, his team is excited to get this project finished.
"It's an 80-room boutique hotel, like I said, with a full-service restaurant in downtown, and we really are excited about the energy I think we can bring to Main Street."
Builders said the hotel should be completed and operational by the end of December 2021.