Margaritaville Vacation Club St Thomas

St Thomas Margaritaville Vacation Club

From PRLog: “A Preview of the new St Thomas Margaritaville

Behind the laid-back theme of island tunes and lazy afternoons are a team of perfectionists that are working around the clock to finish the St Thomas Margaritaville Vacation Club, a partnership between Wyndham St Thomas Development LLC and Jimmy Buffett.

Formerly the Renaissance Grand Beach Palace, Wyndham has been engaged in a more than $100M renovation and modernization program that reinvents the resort as a 262 unit Margaritaville themed resort. While guests will experience a relaxed and carefree atmosphere, behind the scenes architects and builders take the task of shaping the experience very seriously.

Archiform 3D, an international company that specializes in shaping new property developments, was engaged in October last year to assist, combining the architectural and landscape designs to show everyone where the project is heading. 3D renderings were initially produced and the refinement process began, shaping each part to perfection, working around established trees and saving what could have been a small fortune in on-site experiments. A virtual tour was later produced, allowing potential buyers into the Vacation Club to tour what is essentially the heart of the experience.

The tour takes viewers past the “5 o’clock somewhere bar”, the swimming pool and the “LandShark Beach Bar”. Wyndham started booking guests in March and are due to open next month, but if you cant wait until then check out Archiform 3D’s online virtual tour.

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort taking reservations

From the Sun Sentinel: “Long-awaited Margaritaville taking reservations

Get ready to pack your bags, Parrotheads. The new Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort is taking reservations. Rates at the 349-room resort on the Broadwalk begin at $259 a night, a hotel spokeswoman said Tuesday.

The resort includes 151 king rooms, 154 queen rooms and 44 suites, along with the Jimmy Buffett Suite and the Coral Reefer Suite, which will occupy the penthouse level of the 17-story resort.
Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

The $147 million Margaritaville, at Johnson Street and State Road A1A, will include eight restaurants and bars, oceanside pools, a FlowRider wave ride, spa and fitness center and 30,000 square feet of convention space.

“We look forward to welcoming our first guests,” General Manager Cate Farmer said in a news release Tuesday. Reservations are being accepted for stays starting Oct. 1, but the date will be adjusted when a firm opening date is set, the spokewoman said.

So far, the Margaritaville has said only that it will open in “summer 2015.” Hotel developer Lon Tabatchnick told city commissioners in April that Margaritaville could open after mid-July and before Labor Day, if all goes as planned.

Reservations are available by calling 844-5OCLOCK (844-562-5625) or at www.MargaritavilleResorts.com.

Margaritaville Island Hotel opens in Pigeon Forge TN

From WVLT: “Margaritaville opens new hotel in Pigeon Forge

The Jimmy Buffett Margaritaville Island Hotel has opened a new hotel at The Island in Pigeon Forge.

The hotel is part of the developers dreams to make the site a place for families to come and relax.

“We’re really excited about this. We’ve had eat, shop, play and now we’ve added the stay. We’re really excited and the people seem to really be enjoying themselves,” said Darby Campbell, one of the developers.

“You know, for us it really represented what we want to be as a relaxing fun upscale event for the whole family. So we think Jimmy Buffett and Margaritaville is more of that.”

The hotel features a rooftop pool and an atmosphere that reminds people their in the Smokies, but has an island feel.

The hotel says they already have a waiting list of folks who are trying to stay for the weekend. Managers say their first available room is open this Sunday.

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort restaurants & amenities

From BizJournals.com: “Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort announces details on restaurants, amenities”

Slated to open summer 2015, Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort will feature Jimmy Buffett lyric-inspired food and beverage venues including Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, LandShark Bar & Grill, License to Chill Rooftop Bar, Lone Palm Bar and 5 o’clock Somewhere Bar.

Developers also announced that a Margaritaville-inspired upscale dining restaurant named JWB’s will also be part of the resort’s lineup.

Margaritaville will also have a St. Somewhere Spa with 11 treatment rooms. Services at the 15,000 square-foot spa will include hot stone treatments, aromatherapy, deep tissue massages, Swedish massages, Shiatsu massages, on-site facials, waxing, hair styling, manicures and pedicures.

Margaritaville is still on track for a summer 2015 opening, developers announced Wednesday.

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort Update

An update on the Margaritaville Resort: “Hollywood gives Margaritaville developer new deadline: July 5

Margaritaville’s developer says he needs more time to work out a deal with Starwood Capital — and he got it on Wednesday.

Developer Lon Tabatchnick told commissioners he could not meet the city’s April 10 deadline to take possession of the city-owned parcel.

Hollywood commissioners gave him a new deadline: July 5.

Tabatchnick plans to build the 17-story Margaritaville resort on 5 acres near Johnson Street and the Broadwalk. He plans to lease the land for 99 years, paying Hollywood $1 million in the first year alone.

Part of the deal requires Hollywood’s redevelopment agency to kick in $23 million and Starwood Capital to invest $75 million in the $138 million project.

“This is a complicated transaction,” Tabatchnick told the commission.

Gavin Middleton, senior vice president for Starwood, reassured commissioners.

“We feel very confident in the project,” he said. “We believe in it.”

Still, critics wondered whether it would ever be built.

Margaritaville Vacation Club coming to St Thomas

From Virgin Islands Daily News “Buffett, Wyndham share vision of Margaritaville

Jimmy Buffett has a long, colorful history with the Virgin Islands, but Friday he started a new chapter by officially launching the first Margaritaville timeshare resort.

Buffett and Wyndham Vacation Ownership President and Chief Executive Officer Franz Hanning officially unveiled the first rendering of the new resort to a small crowd of St. Thomas government officials and members of the business community.

Buffett is partnering with Wyndham to open the 262-unit resort, located at the former Renaissance Grand Beach Resort in Smith Bay on St. Thomas.

The hotel property has been abandoned for years, and Wyndham plans to invest $90 million to transform it into the flagship Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham property.

Friday’s reception took place at Penga, the Point Pleasant Resort restaurant that overlooks the site of the new Margaritaville resort.

Kicking off his flip-flops, Buffett picked up his guitar and sang three songs – “Boat Drinks,” which he said was inspired by a trip to St. Thomas; “Volcano”; and, of course, “Margaritaville” – to the small crowd as the sun began to set over Water Bay.