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Tornado-damaged Courtyard hotel to reopen first of June

The Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Tupelo, closed since the April 28 tornado that roared through the city, should open around the first of June, officials said.

Repairs are underway at the Courtyard in Tupelo

Repairs are underway at the Courtyard in Tupelo

The hotel, which stood in the midst of the EF-3 tornado on North Gloster Street, suffered significant damage to its roof.  Windows also were blown out, and the ensuing rain that followed didn’t help matters.

But nobody was seriously hurt at the 93-room hotel, and work is being done to get the property back in shape.

Opened in 1997,  the Tupelo Courtyard completed a $1.9 million renovation in 2012.

It is owned by Ascent Hospitality in Georgia, which also owns the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Tupelo, as well as  the Hampton Inn in New Albany.

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