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Buffett performs surprise show in East Hampton NY

Jimmy Buffett performed a free concert at Amagansett Square in East Hampton, NY on July 18th, 2015. He also received a recognition award for his support and commitment to Soldier Ride / Wounded Warrior Project .

From Troprockin.com: “Jimmy Buffett Surprises Wounded Warriors & METRO Parrot Head Club

The METRO Parrot Head Club had 28 volunteers reporting for duty at 6:00 a.m. to our east end Commander, Joe Lombardi. Joe has been coordinating the club’s participation in this wonderful event since 2007 when the ride route passed the location of our annual family picnic.
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Wounded Warrior/Soldier Ride was established through the dedicated efforts of East Hampton’s own Chris Carney and Peter Honerkamp. The Soldier Ride program offers a variety of services to injured service members including the therapeutic physical benefits of cycling. Soldier Ride takes place all year in various locations throughout the United States and overseas. For the past several years the Hampton’s Ride has been dedicated to Lance Corporal Jordan C. Haerter, a Marine from Sag Harbor who was killed in Iraq in 2008.

Read more about the show at Troprockin.com

Also read more about the event in the EastHamptonStar.com

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Margaritaville’s Competive Edge

From Travel Pulse: “Margaritaville CEO on Hotel Brand’s Competitive Edge

In an age when lifestyle hotels are all the rage, the CEO of Margaritaville Holdings, the company that manages the Margaritaville hotel brand, believes the company has a considerable edge over the competition.

“Margaritaville is about a lifestyle, and we’re providing that lifestyle through the hotel experience,” said John Cohlan. “I like to say that the soundtrack of family vacations for the last 30 years has tended to be our music. When you come to Margaritaville you’re walking into a way of life that you are familiar with – which is why you’re going there.”

From Cohlan’s point of view, the $170 million Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, which is set to make its debut in October, serves as a case in point. “To me, it’s the most iconic project we’ve done in 20 years,” he said, adding that the Broward County, Fla. 17-story property will four pools, a FlowRider Double and a considerable number of branded food and beverage outlets, including the License to Chill Bar and the 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill.

While Margaritaville, the brainchild of singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett, can trace its roots back to 1987 with the opening of a restaurant in Key West, the company is a relative newcomer to the hotel business.

The first Margaritaville debuted 2010 with the opening of the Margaritaville Beach Hotel in Pensacola, Fla. The Margaritaville Resort Casino debuted in Bossier, La., in 2013, and the Margaritaville Island Hotel opened in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., in 2014.

Margaritaville is also dipping its toes into the vacation ownership business through a partnership with Wyndham, with plans for Margaritaville Vacation Club timeshare properties in St. Thomas and Puerto Rico. “It’s the only time Wyndham has used another brand to create a vacation club that’s part of the Wyndham system,” said Cohlan.

The type of traveler attracted to Margaritaville hotels is equally broad. “Our guests are people who love the idea of tropical escapism – anybody who enjoys the beach or warm weather,” he said. “Our three existing hotels are doing very, very well and we have hopes for Margaritaville Hollywood.”

Cohlan added that further expansion plans are underway. “We’ll be announcing another major project in the U.S. soon,” Cohlan said.

Reservations for Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort are now available

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Margaritaville Vacation Club Puerto Rico

The Margaritaville Vacation Club Wyndham Rio Mar in Puerto Rico will be opening soon.  Located on Puerto Rico’s northeast coast just 30 miles outside historic Old San Juan, tucked between lush rainforest and a mile of secluded Atlantic beachfront, it’s the ideal hideaway filled with lots of stimulating activities and plenty of not-so-active pursuits. 500 Acres of Tropical Fun. Prepare to experience paradise wrapped in the Margaritaville lifestyle at this luscious beach-side resort.

Some photos of the resort are now available:

The resort features miles of hiking, biking and jogging trails, beach volleyball, two championship golf courses, tennis, a fitness center, luxurious pools surrounded by cabanas, water sport rentals and much more. Each unit features spacious marble bathrooms, Italian tile, warm, rich woods, upscale touches and inspiring mountain views. When the music calls, head to your tropical oasis complete with glistening pool, hammocks, hot tub and poolside bar — it’s being built exclusively for Margaritaville Vacation Club owners! Once you’ve indulged in just about every delight here — including luxury spa treatments, casino action, boutiques and 10 different restaurants, lounges and entertainment venues — celebrate doing absolutely nothing at all as you stake out a spot on the mile-long stretch of golden beach for a well-deserved nap.

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Buffett appears in Ripple video

Jimmy Buffett appears in the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary video “Ripple”. The Grateful Dead played its final show on July 5th. Playing for Change has released a video featuring an international cast of musicians — some well-known, some not — playing “Ripple”, a song from the great 1970 album American Beauty. The new clip features appearances by Bill Kreutzmann, Jimmy Buffett, David Crosby, David Hidalgo of Los Lobos.

“Ripple” is in support of the Playing For Change Foundation’s music schools and programs for children worldwide and we need your help. Watch the video and then let’s turn that inspiration we all share into something bigger. Join the “Ripple Effect” campaign so we can all leave the world better than we found it, one heart and one song at a time. As Jerry Garcia said, “Let there be songs to fill the air…”

JOIN THE #RippleEffect CAMPAIGN HERE: https://playingforchange.com/rippleef

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