A local developer wants to build a nine-acre, four-state hotel and convention center near Gulf State Park. The 170 million dollar beachfront complex would have a bowling alley, dinner theatre, two hotels and a state-of-the-art conference center. City leaders say the Winfield would rival the Beau Rivage as the Gulf Coast’s premier properties and would create more than a thousand new jobs.
“It will bring in 800 temporary construction jobs for two years and 300 full-time positions,” says Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon. “They should be fairly well-paid jobs, we’re talking about a four-star convention center.”