Millsaps College says goodbye to Cabot Lodge hotel after 50 years



After 50 years of hosting students, alumni and parents, the Cabot Lodge hotel at Millsaps College is expected to close by the end of the year, according to a press release.

Hotel management, MMI Hotel Group, informed employees of the changes.

According to the release, depending on the age of the property, changes in the market in the area and the opening or opening of new hotels have prompted management to move forward with the closure.

Robert W. Pearigen, president of Millsaps, said he was excited to see what would happen to the space when the building was removed.

“I am grateful to our friends at MMI Hotel Group, who have managed the hotel for over 30 years,” he said in the statement. “They have been wonderful business partners and supporters of Millsaps, and they will continue to play their leadership role in the hospitality industry across the country.”

Cabot Lodge is located at the intersection of Woodrow Wilson Avenue and North State Street. on 15 acres of land.

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“Our goals remain to develop the corner in a way that strengthens our mission, attracts and engages students, connects our campus to the community and the medical corridor and generates income,” said Pearigen.

This will be the second closure of a Cabot Lodge hotel this year.

In June, the Pickering Firm, a Memphis-based engineering company, partnered with the new owners of the Cabot Lodge hotel in Ridgeland to manage zoning and changes to turn the hotel into a new people-friendly property. elderly.

New developments for the Jackson Millsaps space are under consideration, the statement said.

Millsaps spokesperson John Sewell said the school is discussing the next step for the space, but officials are not sure what will happen at the hotel yet.

Pearigen said in May that the college is exploring development in the northeast corner of the campus – including a performing arts center – near the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Although officials did not give a specific location for the arts center earlier this year.

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