On Friday, officials broke ground for two new Marriott hotels at the Grande Boulevard development in Sandestin.
A Courtyard and a Residence Inn are scheduled to open in the fall of 2005 as the second phase of the project. The first phase included a Publix supermarket and several smaller shops.
When completed, the project will include five restaurants, a movie theater and outdoor cafes.
The two new hotels are expected to generate almost $10 million in revenue each year.