First look at Houston area’s Margaritaville resort opening in 2020

A Jimmy Buffet-themed resort is headed to Lake Conroe in 2020. The site of the new resort was home to La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa, which held a liquidation sale to sell every piece of furniture.

Planned for 186 acres of waterfront property, the Margaritaville Resort Lake Conroe will feature 360 guestrooms, a golf course and spa. The rooms will be housed in a 20-story main hotel tower, as well as waterfront villas on the lake.

In a recently updated press release from Benchmark, the global hospitality group that will operate the new resort, say that it is scheduled to open during the summer of 2020. The vacation destination will include a three-acre waterpark with a lazy river and outdoor pools, pickleball and tennis courts.

Two of the existing restaurants will be converted into a LandShark Bar & Grill and 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill.

Margaritaville Island Reserve by Karisma Riviera Cancún opens March 2020

Margaritaville Holdings and Karisma Hotels & Resorts announced reservations are open for stays at Margaritaville Island Reserve by Karisma Riviera Cancún, Margaritaville’s first inclusive resort experience. Located beachfront along the stunning Riviera Maya coastline in Mexico, Margaritaville Island Reserve by Karisma Riviera Cancún uniquely captures the casual-luxe experience, providing world-class amenities coupled with a laid-back, beachy vibe for guests who value exceptional quality without pretense. Reflecting a savings of 60% off, exclusive introductory rates start at $200 per person plus a $150 resorts credit, when stays are booked by December 10, 2019.*

Margaritaville Island Reserve by Karisma Riviera Cancún will deliver world-class amenities, service, and top-quality food and beverage. This in combination with Margaritaville’s authentic sense of fun and escapism promises to be a new favorite tropical vacation destination. Guests will be presented flip-flops and welcome drinks upon arrival, setting the tone for a refreshing Island Reserve Inclusive experience. With only 148 guestrooms and suites, the intimate beachfront property allows for a highly personalized vacation, with plenty of space to seek refuge at any of the resort’s four pools, four restaurants, six specialty bars, and 8,000-square-foot St. Somewhere Spa, by Karisma.

Margaritaville Island Reserve by Karisma Riviera Cancún will offer nine styles of guestrooms and suites reflecting an upscale coastal design, including oceanfront and swim-up options with direct access to the main swimming pools. All accommodations open to a balcony complete with Adirondack chairs or daybeds, overlooking either the pools, gardens or Caribbean Sea. Influenced by the colors of the sea, sand and sky, accommodations have a “no worries” tropical vibe with custom maritime-inspired furnishings and authentic Mexican touches, while still providing all the expected modern conveniences, such as smart TVs and Wi-Fi.

Margaritaville Hotel Nashville now open

The Margaritaville Hotel Nashville has officially opened in SoBro. It’s the first urban Margaritaville hotel destination.

The 217-room hotel opened on the corner of Fifth Avenue South and Peabody Street.

It features a pool, sundeck, fire pits and space for live entertainment all on its rooftop. Two Margaritaville dining concepts, FINS Bar and JWB Grill as well as a Starbucks can be found inside open to the public. The hotel will also have a 11,000 square-foot indoor and outdoor space that can be used for corporate group events, weddings or other celebrations.

Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham Las Vegas

Wyndham Destinations the world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company, today announced that it is continuing the expansion of the Margaritaville Vacation Club® portfolio with the opening of its fourth vacation club resort destination in Las Vegas, Nevada, in February 2020.

With current locations in Rio Mar, Puerto Rico, and St. Thomas, USVI, and a location in Downtown Nashville set to open next week, the new Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham – Desert Blue, a proposed future resort, offers club members a second U.S.-based resort destination to enjoy a vacation filled with music, fun and relaxation.

As a vacation club resort, the Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham – Desert Blue’s suites will feature a nautical theme and include spacious one-bedroom standard and one-, two- and three-bedroom deluxe configurations, with beautiful furnishings, separate bedrooms, and roomy living and dining areas. Every suite also offers kitchenettes or fully equipped kitchens, complete with a Frozen Concoction Maker® so club members can make their favorite boat drinks right in the comfort of their suite. Owners can relax with family and friends around the resort’s two outdoor pools and hot tubs, while the littlest guests have their very own wading area and children’s splash pad to enjoy. The resort also offers additional amenities including a poolside bar, fire pit, game room, and full fitness center.

This new Margaritaville Vacation Club destination is located within the Club Wyndham® Desert Blue resort at 3200 West Twain Avenue in Las Vegas. Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham – Desert Blue is now accepting reservations from owners for stays as early as Feb. 14, 2020.

In addition to the Las Vegas expansion, Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham – Nashville is set to open on November 1, 2019, with a location right in the heart of downtown Nashville.   To learn more, visit MargaritavilleVacationClub.com.

Update on the NYC Margaritaville Resort

From New York Yimby: “Margaritaville Resort Making Rapid Progress at 560 Seventh Avenue in Times Square

The Margaritaville Resort is ascending swiftly at 560 Seventh Avenue in Times Square. Construction has passed the primary setback and workers are forming the floor plates for the main massing that will contain the hotel’s 234 rooms. Portions of the metal-trimmed glass façade have also begun to be installed on the tower, which will rise 29 stories. The project is designed by Stonehill & Taylor Architects and developed by Sharif El-Gamal of Soho Properties along with MHP Real Estate Services.

New photos from street level show the vertical progress that has been made over the past several months since YIMBY’s June update.

The property will contain a three-story restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool with plentiful seating and beach motifs, and a rooftop bar called the LandShark Bar & Grill. The projected price for the resort hotel is expected to be around $300 million. Located between 40th Street and 41st Street, the site is near a number of transit options including the N, Q, R, W, 1, 2, 3, 7, and S trains at the Times Square-42nd Street station; the B, D, F, and M trains at 42nd Street-Bryant Park station to the east; and the A, C, E, and buses at 42nd Street-Port Authority Bus Terminal to the west.

Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham Nashville opens Dec 2019

Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham Nashville, a proposed future resort, is now accepting reservations for club owners to reserve stays beginning in December 2019. The fun and relaxing Margaritaville lifestyle meets the lively, musically diverse personality of Nashville at the planned new resort from Wyndham Destinations, the world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company.

The resort’s 52 vacation club suites will draw inspiration from Jimmy Buffett’s early days as an up-and-coming songwriter in Nashville in the late 1960’s, infusing bohemian design elements with tropical vibes to transport owners to paradise. Vacation club owners can satisfy their Caribbean soul in a Studio or Studio Deluxe suite with saw horse furniture, crates full of vinyl records, exposed brick walls and wood floors. With mini kitchens and separate living and dining areas, there is plenty of space to kick back and relax in the apartment-style suites, and enjoy the amenities including the resort’s rooftop pool, sundeck FINS Bar and JWB Grill.

The property will also be home to Radio Margaritaville’s Nashville studio, heard worldwide on SiriusXM Channel 24. Live broadcasts, special guests and a mix of Jimmy Buffett, island, rock, reggae, country and folk will hit the airwaves from a new state-of-the-art studio in the lobby, bringing the sounds of the tropics to Nashville.

Reservations are now open for Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham owners for stays beginning December 2019. To learn more, visit MargaritavilleVacationClub.com.

Margaritaville Island Resort San Diego

From Lodging Magazine: “First Margaritaville Island Resort To Open on the West Coast in 2020

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust and Margaritaville Holdings today announced the global lifestyle brand’s first west coast resort in San Diego, California. The Margaritaville Island Resort San Diego is expected to open in 2020. Located on the 44-acre Vacation Island in Mission Bay, 10 minutes from downtown San Diego, the site is the current home of Paradise Point Resort & Spa.

Following extensive renovations and conversion of the existing property estimated at approximately $35 million, the Margaritaville Island Resort San Diego will have 462 casita-style, single-story guestrooms with waterfront views, a mile of beachfront overlooking the marina and Mission Bay, signature Margaritaville food & beverage concepts, and new recreational activities and family-friendly amenities. Adding to the 80,000 square feet of meeting space, marina, spa, tennis courts, and fitness center, the property’s five pools and public spaces will be updated to reflect Margaritaville’s lifestyle.

“We are excited to announce this exciting affiliation with Margaritaville at our Paradise Point Resort & Spa,” said Jon E. Bortz, chairman, president, and CEO of Pebblebrook Hotel Trust. “Our island resort offers a unique San Diego beach experience in a secluded, yet centrally situated location to nearby downtown San Diego, SeaWorld, Balboa Park, Seaport Village, and other top attractions. Following an extensive evaluation of numerous alternatives, we selected Margaritaville because we believe it is the perfect fit for our San Diego Paradise Point Resort & Spa.

“Margaritaville is about relaxation, fun, great food, entertainment, and creating memorable experiences,” said John Cohlan, CEO of Margaritaville. “We look forward to sharing our way of life with visitors to this unique island paradise in San Diego.”