Magaritaville Hotel to open in Alabama

From WAFF: “Margaritaville Hotel coming to Town Madison

A new hotel chain will make its Alabama debut in Madison.

On Friday, Breland Companies announced the arrival of Magaritaville Hotel at Town Madison. This will be the first Margaritaville project in Alabama

The 150 room hotel will be adjacent to the recently announced baseball stadium over the center field wall. It will feature food and beverage concepts,a 3,000 square feet meeting space, a retail store and a water park that includes a lazy river and volleyball court.

“We are proud to bring the Margaritaville lifestyle of fun and relaxation to Town Madison,” president and CEO Judd Bobilin said in a news release. “We see this as a great opportunity to integrate the Margaritaville experience into an exciting mixed-used project and with a state-of-the-art baseball stadium.”

The hotel is set to break ground in late 2018 and is expected to open in 2020. Chance Partners LLC will develop this project.

“This is a huge win for our city,” Madison Mayor Paul Finley said in the release. “Margaritaville is an international brand known for high-quality and fun projects. Not only will this hotel attract guests from across the region, but it will add multiple new dining and entertainment options for Madison residents.”

Margaritaville at Lanier Islands party yachts

Update: Book your cruise online at Lanierislands.com

From Curbed.com: “Lake Lanier’s massive Margaritaville welcomes two new party yachts

Before this week, the Jimmy Buffett-inspired makeover of the 1,500-acre Lanier Islands resort compound was missing just one thing: a small fleet of party yachts.

Luckily, Margaritaville Holdings and Safe Harbor Development, a joint venture plotting a multimillion-dollar redevelopment of the Lake Lanier property, announced Monday that the project will come complete with two “excursion yachts,” which will fittingly hit the water on Cinco de Mayo, according to a press release.

The transformation slated for Buford’s hotel complex and water park will take years to complete, but Margaritaville at Lanier Islands is expected to get the party started this month, boasting a nautically-themed roster of restaurants and rides, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Aptly named “The Margaritaville” and “The LandShark” (also the name of a lager brewed by Buffett’s company), these two boats will accommodate up to 70 and 80 people, respectively, and be stocked to keep their passengers well-liquored.

“Designed to reflect Margaritaville’s ‘no worries’ tropical vibe and let guests kick their feet up, enjoying a day in paradise, the boats will host wine and margarita cruises each Saturday and Sunday this summer,” per the release.

The cover charge will cost up to $80, and a ticket for The Margaritaville will come with two drink vouchers.

Each yacht will offer indoor seating in its “luxury enclosed cabin,” as well as a rooftop deck to “set the Margaritaville mood” (i.e. a nice rum drunk).

Margaritaville resort to be built in Manhattan

A Margaritaville resort based on the beachy lodging concept from the Jimmy Buffett song of the same name is slated to open near New York City’s Times Square in late 2020.

From Margaritaville.com:
Margaritaville Holdings, the global lifestyle brand synonymous with fun and escapism, today announced it’s building a new Margaritaville Resort in New York City. Located in Times Square at 560 Seventh Avenue, blocks away from the bright lights of the entertainment district and New York’s most popular attractions, the 234-room, 29-story property is expected to open in late 2020. Once complete, the $300 million project will boast several Margaritaville food and beverage concepts, a rooftop LandShark Bar & Grill and pool, retail space and more.

“From the beaches of Florida to the Great Smoky Mountains to the corner of Seventh Avenue and 40th Street, Margaritaville brings fun, relaxation and a much-needed escape from the every day to any set of coordinates,” said John Cohlan, chief executive officer of Margaritaville. “The Margaritaville Resort Hotel and the lifestyle experience it offers will be the perfect complement to the exciting, fast-paced energy of Times Square and we can’t wait to bring this destination to the travelers and residents of New York City.”

In partnership with International Meal Company (IMC), food and beverage venues include a Margaritaville Restaurant, LandShark Bar & Grill, 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar, Floridays Airstream Café, and an all-new concept, Chill Bar. Retail space is planned for the lobby, allowing guests a way to extend their visit to paradise and bring the island life home.

JB’s Boathouse Grill to open at Tan-Tar-A

From LakeExpo.com “Becoming Margaritaville: Tan-Tar-A’s Renewed Restaurants To Open For Memorial Day

The Margaritaville look-and-feel launches at Tan-Tar-A this year at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri as the resort undergoes a two-year rejuvenation.

One of the biggest stories of 2017 was the purchase of the historic Tan-Tar-A Resort by Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville resort brand.

This year, visitors to the transitioning resort will feel the casual, nautical Margaritaville vibe beginning to take over, as the resort’s restaurants—now rebranded—welcome guests, and renovated rooms bring a feel-good, breezy style to the iconic Lake of the Ozarks resort.

“In the next couple of months, our guests will see some distinct changes to Tan-Tar-A,” said Ann Walters, Director of Sales for the property. She says guests and the Lake community have been enthusiastic about the changeover, and guests in 2018 will enjoy plenty of improvements.

The new flagship, waterfront restaurant—Landshark Bar & Grill—is still in the planning stages, but Walters says the other restaurants will reopen by Memorial Day. The most buzz has been about the former Black Bear Lodge, which is reopening as JB’s Boathouse Grill. “The restaurant has a nautical theme, with bright blues and crisp whites,” Walters said. She added, “JB’s Boathouse Bar will offer 12 beers on tap, featuring LandShark Lager, local brews, and the classic favorites. JB’s Boathouse Grill will be open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner year-round.”

Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head Sales Center Opens Soon

From Island Packet: “You can reserve a Margaritaville Hilton Head home soon. Here’s how much $$ you’ll drop

Longtime Jimmy Buffett fans or folks who just like the singer’s vibe are days away from a peek inside a new Margaritaville-themed residential community being built in Hardeeville. And if they’re ready, they can make a deposit on a home.

Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head’s sales center opens Feb. 17, according to Bill Bullock, senior vice president at Minto Communities, a residential building group that’s partnered with commercial developer Sutton Properties Inc. and Buffett’s Margaritaville brand to bring the community to Jasper County.

On that day, Bullock said, prospective buyers — aged 55 and up — can put money down to reserve a lot and home of their choice, or they can forgo a deposit and just get a feel for the place. Whatever they decide to do, they can to set up a March 10 follow-up appointment with a contractor to talk about construction, he said.

But it will be “first come, first serve” Feb. 17, Bullock said. And while there’s no pressure to make a financial commitment during the ensuing “preview period” through March 10, he said, people who don’t make a deposit might not get the lot they want.

Deposits will cost $10,000, Bullock said. They are refundable until the final contract is signed March 10. Homes in the community will range from the “mid-$200,000s to upper-$300,000s,” he said.

Margaritaville Beach Resort to open in Nassau

From the Caribbean Journal: “Margaritaville to Open $250 Million Resort in Nassau

A major new resort is coming to The Bahamas.

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville brand is opening its first property in Nassau, with plans for a $250 million, six-acre development centered at The Pointe, a mixed-use development in the heart of downtown Nassau.

Already under construction, the property will feature a 150-room Margaritaville Beach Resort, along with 150 luxury oceanfront residences, 100 of which will be branded One Particular Harbour at The Pointe.

Margaritaville Holdings’ newest project will also include a marina, a water park, a spa, an entertainment center, signature Margaritaville food and beverage concepts, retail shops and a kids’ club.

“The Bahamas – one of the most beautiful places in the world – is an absolutely perfect location for a Margaritaville lifestyle destination,” said John Cohlan, chief executive officer of Margaritaville. “We’re excited to combine our casual-luxe brand with the local Bahamian culture, known for its warmth and hospitality, to create a one-of-a-kind paradise to vacation, visit, live or just kick back and relax. Nassau is an ideal destination for our lifestyle brand as we continue to expand our global hospitality footprint.”

The project is expected to begin a phased opening in mid-2019.

The Margaritaville Beach Resort at The Pointe will also include an open-air shopping concourse, a movie theater, a bowling alley, an outdoor performance stage and a cascading water pool.

Other amenities will include the St. Somewhere Spa, retail huts, a private beach and a special blue hole diving pool, among others.

The 45-slip marina will feature modern floating berths for up to 150-foot yachts.

Possible Margaritaville Resort coming to Jacksonville Beach

From Action News Jax: “Jimmy Buffett ‘Margaritaville’ hotel possibly coming to Jacksonville Beach

Jacksonville Beach will have the opportunity to get into the “Margaritaville state of mind” after the beachside city confirmed a proposal to construct a “Margaritaville” hotel project.

Jacksonville Beach director of planning and development Bill Mann said the project is planned for the vacant, oceanfront block between 6th and 7th Avenues North.

Mann said the hotel project would connect with the city’s seawalk boardwalk to the south along the oceanfront.

The project is in development plan review with the city’s Planning and Development Department. Mann said there’s no start date yet for the construction.

Mann called the project “a great addition to our downtown area.”

Longtime Jacksonville Beach resident Carol Wakefield couldn’t agree more.

“An ocean front hotel with an amazing bar and restaurant. What could be better than that?” Wakefield said. “It’s something we need, you can see there’s a gap here. Something needs to make this area come alive.”