Henderson Park Beach Resort


Dunavant Gulf, LLC


Size: 106,500 SF hotel / 215,000 SF parking

Keys: 170

Parking Garage: 240 spaces

Architect: Cooper Carry

Henderson Park Beach Resort


The luxurious Henderson Park Beach Resort is located at the perimeter of the Henderson Beach State Park on scenic Highway 98, along the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The four-story, five-diamond hotel is the cornerstone of the new resort and is located just a few hundred feet from the white sand beaches of the Florida coast.

In addition to guest rooms, the hotel includes a convention center and meeting space, ballroom, restaurant, and spa, plus convenient guest parking in a two-story, below grade parking deck. Other resort amenities include an adjacent waterpark with two pools, a lazy river, and a pool bar and grill.

As structural engineer, Walter P Moore used a two-way post-tensioned concrete flat slab as both the gravity framing system and the lateral system, precluding the need for costly shear walls. We also used load bearing light gauge steel framing, supported directly on the attic structural slab, to efficiently frame an elaborate hip and gable roof structure.