Margaritaville and Karisma Hotels Announce All-inclusive Luxury Brand

From Travel Market Report: Margaritaville and Karisma Hotels & Resorts are sharing more details on their previously announced partnership of a collection of all-inclusive luxury resorts.

Called Margaritaville Island Reserve by Karisma, the brand will be composed of upscale, relaxed resorts built in beachfront destinations throughout Mexico and the Caribbean.

It promises “upscale coastal design, exceptional service, and top-quality food and beverage,” including local flavors from Rita’s Taco house and gourmet offerings from Frank & Lola’s and Chill Beachside Bar & Grill.

“The landmark partnership between Karisma and Margaritaville will combine the exceptional hospitality and service Karisma is known for with Margaritaville’s signature food and beverage concepts under their esteemed lifestyle brand in premier beachfront destinations across Mexico and the Caribbean,” a company spokesperson said.

The first property, Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Cancun by Karisma, will open this winter. Additional confirmed locations include a second resort in Mexico’s Riviera Maya in 2020, as well as Negril in Jamaica and Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic.

“With breathtaking beach views, friendly and anticipatory service and our signature Margaritaville state of mind, Margaritaville Island Reserve is truly the ‘Mi Casa es Su Casa’ experience guests deserve at an inclusive resort,” said Tamara Baldanza-Dekker, chief marketing officer for Margaritaville.

This will be Margaritaville’s first collection of inclusive luxury resorts. The continuously expanding empire from Jimmy Buffet now includes 18 properties since launching its hotel arm in 2010. It has 24 additional projects in the pipeline.

Learn moreabout Margaritaville Island Reserve by Karisma
https://www.karismahotels.com/margaritaville-island-reserve-resorts

Buffett’s SOASOAS High Tide Tour hits Houston

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band’s “Son Of A Son Of A Sailor High Tide Tour” continued last night at the Cynthia Woods Pavilion in Woodlands, TX (Houston).

The set list from the show is now available. Some of the highlights from the show included “Who’s The Blonde Stranger” (last played October 13, 2016 at Red Rocks in Denver, CO), “Frenchman For The Night”, and “We Are The People Our Parents Warned Us About”.

Herman Wouk

Legendary author Herman Wouk dies at 103

From the Hollywood Reporter: “Herman Wouk, Author of ‘The Caine Mutiny’ and ‘The Winds of War,’ Dies at 103

Herman Wouk, the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Caine Mutiny that became a Broadway hit and then a Columbia Pictures classic that starred Humphrey Bogart in a career-defining performance, has died. He was 103.

Wouk died Friday in his sleep at his home in Palm Springs, his literary agent Amy Rennert told the Associated Press.

Wouk wrote the Caribbean-set 1965 comedy “Don’t Stop the Carnival”, which Jimmy Buffett used as the basis for a 1998 album and short-lived musical.

The musical “Don’t Stop the Carnival” had a six week run at the Coconut Grove playhouse in Miami in April 1997. The musical then had a run at the Atlantis Hotel in the Bahamas in 2001.

Watch Jimmy Buffett on Hawaii Five-O tonight

Jimmy Buffett returns as Frank Bama on tonight’s episode of Hawaii Five-O on CBS at 10:00 PM ET. Buffett has made five prior appearances on the show (November 2011, April 2013, March 2015, January 2017, and March 2018).

“Hana Mao ‘ole ka ua o Waianae” – Five-0 continues to hunt down escaped criminal Aaron Wright (Joey Lawrence) before he can sell cyber-weapons to the highest bidder. Also, the lives of McGarrett and the team are put in danger when a visitor comes to headquarters to make amends, on the ninth season finale of HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, May 17 (at a special time, 10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Jimmy Buffett returns as Frank Bama.