Rock & Brews opens soon at Margaritaville Resort Orlando’s Sunset Walk

From the Orlando Business Journal: “Margaritaville Resort Orlando’s latest restaurant to open this month

Central Florida’s newest vacation destination, Margaritaville Resort Orlando, is ready to turn the volume up to 11 with its latest dining option.

The destination will welcome the new 6,500-square-foot Rock & Brews Restaurant on Oct. 29 at the resort’s Sunset Walk retail/dining/entertainment district. Rock & Brews is a concept from KISS superstars Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons and their franchise partners R&B Florida LLC.

“This is a family-friendly restaurant, and you can bring your dog — seriously, bring your dog. We will give him dog beer or water — yes, we will,” said Simmons, about the best way to describe the restaurant.

Margaritaville’s 200,000-square-foot Sunset Walk retail center will be home to many tenants including a Studio Movie Grill, GameTime, a Rascal Flatts restaurant, the KISS Rock & Brews, Skechers, Bahama Bucks Original Shaved Ice Co., Avalon Day Spa, Café Rio, Cold Stone Creamery, Paradise Spirits & Wine and BurgerFi.

Margaritaville Resort Orlando, which is being developed by Encore Capital Management, is expected to radically transform Kissimmee’s iconic U.S. Highway 192 tourist corridor when it opens later this year. The resort will boost Central Florida’s lodging and activities, and should spur more capital investment here. Orlando’s $70 billion tourism industry — the region’s main economic engine — draws 72 million visitors annually.

Margaritaville Resort Coming to Lake of the Ozarks Spring 2019

New details were revealed surrounding the introduction of a Margaritaville Resort to the shores of Lake of the Ozarks in Osage Beach, Mo. (Though we’re still waiting to hear if Jimmy Buffett will be doing a concert any time soon…)

The new lakeside retreat, the first of its kind for Margaritaville, will feature renovated guestrooms, an exterior refresh and several new dining concepts. The company says upon completion of a phased renovation program in spring 2019, the property will be named “Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake of the Ozarks.”

The exterior of all buildings at the Resort Complex are now a shade of warm sand, accented with white trim, to reflect the lake’s peaceful shoreline. Guests also will find enhanced activities and facilities, including a fresh new fleet of gray golf carts for The Oaks golf course and the renaming of Arrowhead Pool and Bear’s Den Arcade – now Lakeside Pool and Fin City Arcade, respectively.

Several signature Margaritaville food and beverage concepts have been introduced at the property and are now open, including:

JB’s Boathouse Grill (pictured below) serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, boat drinks and more – featuring classic nautical décor with bright blues and crisp whites.
Frank & Lola’s Pizzeria features a cool and comfortable atmosphere and is the perfect spot for guests to grab a fresh pie.
Windrose Marker 26 Lakeside Dining, a resort staple, serves exceptional seafood, steaks and more, with incredible lake views.
The Tiki Hut Pool Bar, a new concept located at the resort’s Lakeside Pool, offers light fare and tropical beverages for those enjoying fun in the sun.
LandShark Bar & Grill (opening spring 2019), the new flagship waterfront restaurant, features classics like fish tacos, nachos, wings, crisp salads, boat drinks and signature LandShark burgers.

Final touches will be completed early next year, including updates to the lobby, marina, water park, bowling alley and more.

For more information, visit www.Tan-Tar-A.com

Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo Costa Rica

Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa today announced that it has closed to finalize preparations for its multi-million-dollar rebranding. New project details and renderings have now been released of the new Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo, which will debut with a soft opening on November 1. The rebranding will include a new modern design in all rooms and public areas, signature Margaritaville brand dining concepts, new activities for kids and adults, and more. Reservations are now available, with special soft opening rates and an early booking discount for travel in 2019.

“We’re thrilled to join Margaritaville’s expanding hospitality portfolio and build upon the unforgettable guest experiences we’ve been providing here for nearly 30 years,” said Pedro D’oñas, the resort’s general manager. “We can’t wait to show our local friends and clients, as well as travelers from around the world, just how well Margaritaville’s authentic ‘no worries’ vibe matches the Pura Vida of Costa Rica.”

Several new signature Margaritaville food and beverage concepts will include:

· Banana Wind Café, with locally-inspired dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as frozen concoctions.

· License to Chill Bar, the new rendition of the resort’s famous swim-up pool bar, will now offer an extended menu for lunch, snacks and a variety of light bites along with its signature cocktails, beer, wine and other refreshing beverages.

· 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill, serving up beach favorites such as burgers, tacos, seafood dishes and signature cocktails along with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. A stage will feature live entertainment multiple nights each week, and multiple large screen TV’s will keep guests up-to-date with all of their favorite sports.

· Capriccio’s Pizza Bistro & Café, the resort’s classic restaurant overlooking the pool, will continue to delight guests with gourmet pizzas, pastas and salads.

Buffett plans Margaritaville-themed hotels in Bradenton

From the Bradenton Herald: “Jimmy Buffett and partners plan two new hotels for luxury development in Bradenton

Singer and businessman Jimmy Buffett and his partners hope to build two new hotels as part of the One Particular Harbour Margaritaville development taking shape on Perico Island.

The changes to the original planned development agreement for the project at 12300 Manatee Ave. W. are so significant,they require that the proposal go back through the city approval process. The Bradenton Planning Commission unanimously approved the changes on July 18 and the city council will consider it on Aug. 8.

According to the application submitted to the city, developers now want to build a five-story, 101-room hotel and a separate three-story, 30-room hotel.

“The five-story will be more of the main hotel associated with the resort, pool and restaurant,” said Darenda Marvin, a planner for the development team led by Minto Communities, Buffet’s Margaritaville Development and most recently Floridays Development Co.

Floridays was selected in April to build the first Margaritaville and LandShark Bar & Grill on Florida’s west coast at the site.

“The other building is Fisherman’s Retreat with 30 rooms,” Marvin said. “The idea with that one is that if you came with more of a group and wanted more space, you could stay there. It’s not the condominium type of units we’ll have in the main hotel and it will offer more space.”

Changes to the original site plan include reducing the amount of retail space that was first proposed, from 17,600 square feet to 1,520 square feet. There were originally going to be two restaurants on site, but that has been reduced to one with seating available for more than 300 people.

Marvin said upon city approval, “Permits are already under review and they will be able to get moving on construction fairly soon.”

A third building, the Ship’s Store, is currently under construction at the 187-boat slip deep-water marina, which is nearing completion, as is a boat storage building.

Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head Model Grand Opening June 30th

Find your home in paradise with the grand opening of Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head’s collection of decorated model homes! Tour 9 amazing floorplans with authentic Margaritaville style and quality craftsmanship as you enjoy live music, entertainment, food, friends and fun.

The celebration will also include the grand opening of the Lake Latitude Club, featuring a resort-style pool, sandy beach area, fitness center and party room. It’s sure to be a popular gathering spot for endless activities, events and adventures!

Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head is located in the heart of the Lowcountry with convenient access to world-famous Hilton Head, voted the #1 island vacation destination in the United States.

Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head Sales Center
356 Latitude Blvd.
Hardeeville, SC 29927

Margaritaville Resort coming to Fort Myers Beach

From News-Press: “Fort Myers Beach resort teams up with Jimmy Buffett-inspired Margaritaville brand

It’s official: Margaritaville is coming to Fort Myers Beach.

That’s Margaritaville Resort, the Jimmy Buffett-inspired name that TPI Hospitality Chairman Tom Torgerson announced this morning for his planned 254-room resort to be built near the Times Square dining, shopping and entertainment district.

It comes via a partnership with Margaritaville Holdings, the global lifestyle brand that plays off the lyrics and lifestyle of singer, songwriter and best-selling author Buffett, whose songs celebrate tropical escapes and relaxation.

The beach resort is scheduled to begin construction in December, and open in early 2021.

No word yet on whether Buffett is likely to ever stroll over, looking for that lost shaker of salt. But an appearance is possible. On Florida’s east coast, Buffett surprised guests of the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort with a concert in November of 2015.

The resort will serve up several Margaritaville food and beverage concepts, including a LandShark Beach Club with a 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill, a beachside LandShark Bar & Grill, a Coconut Telegraph Coffee Shop on the pedestrian bridge over Estero Boulevard and a JWB Bar and Grill on the second level.

The Margaritaville brand is featured at more than 12 lodgings locations and more than 20 additional projects in the pipeline, more than 60 food-and-beverage venues and four gaming properties.

Compass by Margaritaville Hotels & Resorts

From Hotel News Now: “Margaritaville targets new guests with Compass brand

Margaritaville Holdings is blending an upscale lifestyle concept with a select-service business model for what its executives hope will be a concoction that developers and consumers consume with gusto.

The Compass by Margaritaville Hotels & Resorts brand, which was officially launched during the 40th annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, will give the company another unique outlet to market the Jimmy Buffett-inspired line of products, according to executives.

“It’s all about escapism—this is boutique, and it’s also select service,” said Rick Cunningham, VP of hotel development. “Consumers told us (select-service brands) are all starting to look the same. We want to make sure Compass reflects a fun, light, airy feeling … a feeling like you’re at a friend’s house.”

The hotel industry’s shift to experiential and lifestyle products is right in Compass’ wheelhouse, according to Jim Wiseman, president of Margaritaville Development. “That’s why this is going to be successful—we already have a lifestyle,” he said.

The company spent a year conducting research on consumers and developers to determine the direction it wanted to go with the concept.

“(What) we realized was that people love Margaritaville, and they love the DNA,” Cunningham said. “They want more locations.”

The prototypical Compass property will be a distinctive five story, 131-room, 83,000-interior-square-foot building sitting on approximately three acres of land, according to a company news release.

Hallmarks for Compass properties include a welcome center, an open living lounge, a branded indoor/outdoor food-and-beverage outlet and a backyard, the executives said. Each property will include a signature Margaritaville-designed bar and grill concept—most often the “It’s Five O’clock Somewhere” brand, but possibly others, Cunningham said.

The first Compass is being developed by Floridays Development Company on Anna Maria Sound, Florida.

The company is in the process of adding a reservations system and a customer relationship management system—those should be in place by the end of the year, Wiseman said, adding that 65% of Margaritaville’s bookings are through its website. There is no official loyalty program, but Margaritaville rewards it loyal guests with things such as concert tickets, Wiseman said.

Margaritaville Hotels & Resorts currently has 12 lodging locations in its portfolio, with more than 20 additional projects in the pipeline.