The first Margaritaville Beach Hotel is set to open on July 1st, 2010. The second Margaritaville Beach Hotel will open in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and the third is planned for Hollywood in South Florida.
From Pensacola Business Journal: “Beach hotel projected to open July 1”
The much-anticipated opening of Jimmy Buffett’s first Margaritaville Beach Hotel is set for the first of July, said Jim Wiseman, the singer-songwriter’s development partner.
The Pensacola Beach Gulf-front hotel, developed by Marilyn Hess’ Little Sabine Inc., plans to start taking reservations June 17.
“July 1 looks good for an opening,” Wiseman said. “We want to make sure we’re open for July 4 weekend.”
The $50 million, 162-room hotel is the first of three planned for the franchise, Wiseman said.
Wiseman is working on development of a second Margaritaville Beach Hotel in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and the third planned for Hollywood in South Florida.
Buffett’s original plans were to open the first hotel in Hollywood, but changed his mind after a rapid-fire round of negotiations with Hess this spring.
The deal with Buffett was struck after Hess fell out with Indigo, a boutique brand developed by IMG, parent company of Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza and Intercontinental franchises.
For more information on the Margaritaville Beach Hotel or to request a reservation go to: www.margaritaville hotel.com/reservations.