Aviation Garden Sets Home2 Suites St Simons Island Apart

img_2516MMI Hospitality Group will expand its hospitality offerings on St Simons Island with the opening of the Home2 Suites at Malcolm McKinnon Airport on St. Simons.  Recognizing the site’s legacy and association with aeronautics, owners engaged Sea Island Landscaping to create an “Aviation Garden” based off the most basic principle of flight – the airfoil.

Upon entering the garden, it becomes clear that the pool is different than most standard commercial pools…it is in the basic shape of an airfoil.  However, in looking closer, it becomes obvious that the concept is not confined to simply the pool.  It is carried out throughout the entire pool (Aviation) garden.

From the pavers, to the shape of the seating areas, to the selection and placement of the plant materials, the basic principles of the physics of the airfoil are carried out through the garden.  David Wentworth of Sea Island Landscaping, states, “It becomes a living wind tunnel.  The placement of the airfoil, allows for the wind to funnel between the hotel building and the terminal building.  When one enters through the main gate and takes their eye across the airfoil, they virtually take flight out to the tarmac.”

Looking closer, the aviation theme is carried out on a more intimate scale with the selection of aviation artwork including an area designated for “Sculptor of the Year”.  This provides for the area to continue to be updated by local artists for returning guests to experience.

Island Charm, Mississippi Style

MMI and The King and Prince Resort were honored to be highlighted in the July / August issue of Mississippi Magazine.



The heart of the Sturdivant and Jones families and MMI has proven to go hand in hand with the warmth and kindness that The King and Prince has always embodied through the years.  “We strive to pride real-deal, authentic, to-the-core Southern hospitality,” says Micajah.  “That’s what we pride ourselves in – offering unrivaled Southern hospitality.”  The visionaries behind MMI – Earle and Mike – can surely rest easy knowing their mission of showcasing true hospitality, Mississippi-style is carrying on from generation to generation.

The full article can be found at King&Prince.

Golden Isles Aviation & MMI Hospitality Plan New Terminal, Hotel for St. Simons Island Airport, GA

Nearly nine years since the idea was first introduced, representatives of Golden Isles Aviation and MMI Hospitality unveiled the proposal during a meeting of the Glynn County Airport Commission Tuesday.