Margaritaville Resort Times Square to open Spring 2021

From the New York Post: “Times Square Margaritaville with outdoor pool to open amid COVID-19 pandemic

Musician and businessman Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Resort empire is coming to Manhattan and, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, plans to open in Times Square late this spring. 

Initially set to open in fall 2020, the new Midtown leisure behemoth will feature 234 guest rooms, 4,861 square feet of ground-floor retail space, five restaurants and bars (License to Chill Bar, 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar, Landshark Bar & Grill, Joe Merchant and Margaritaville Restaurant), Times Square’s only outdoor pool, sweeping rooftop views and at least one margarita-equipped Statue of Liberty replica across its 32-story building at 560 Seventh Ave., Curbed reported based on renderings.

Construction is estimated to have cost about $300 million. An exact date was not given but it’s set to open amid an industry-wide crisis.

The lot previously held a six-story Parsons School of Design building, the first floor of which was occupied by the Garment Center Congregation temple. (The synagogue managed to maintain pricey commercial property thanks to its rent being just $1 a year due to a 99-year 1970s-era lease.) When the New School sold the building in 2014, the buyer was required to negotiate with the temple, and ultimately came to the agreement the new building would house the congregation, Curbed reported.

While cheeseburgers are not allowed in the Jewish heaven on Earth, onion slices certainly are, and Garment Center’s new home is equipped with a kosher kitchen as well as a terrace and two below-ground levels, in addition to a first-floor space. It will be the Margaritaville conglomerate’s first in-house temple. 

The Jewish house of worship sets the new Manhattan Margaritaville apart, but it’s otherwise quite humble in comparison to the over 20 other Margaritaville locations, which feature spas, zip lines, erupting volcanoes and even an amusement park at the Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, branch.

NYC guests, however, will be able to enjoy valet parking, a gym, laundry, Keurig coffee makers, walk-in rain showers and other amenities.

“Margaritaville Resort Times Square will bring an authentic no worries vibe to the city that never sleeps,” the resort’s homepage promises to potential customers and tourists

Margaritaville Resort Lake Conroe now open

From the Houston Chronicle: “Margaritaville preps for opening on Lake Conroe

The first Margaritaville Resort in Texas is set to open June 26 in Montgomery. The highly anticipated 186-acre resort features a splash of dining concepts and recreational activities, including a water park, an 18-hole golf course, a ‘5 O’Clock Somewhere’ swim-up pool bar and boat rentals. In addition to a 72,000 square foot conference and event space, there are 303 suites in the 20-story luxury tower and another 32 lake cottages on the property.

The tiki huts and hammocks are set up and the white sand is waiting for guests as the first Margaritaville Resort in Texas opens this week on Lake Conroe.

The former La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa will officially drift away in Montgomery County’s history as Jimmy Buffett’s new 186-acre island escape officially and fully opens Friday.

The highly anticipated, renovated retreat that greets its guests with a 20-story tower, a flip flop statue, and large yellow LandShark chair is set to offer a variety of ways for folks to not only rest and relax but also to dine and play.

“We are excited to open up on Friday … Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake Conroe — the first Margaritaville Resort in the state of Texas,” Faust said. “We have something for everyone here, young and old, with an 18-hole golf course, three acre water park, full service spa and salon, expansive fitness center, boat slips, miniature golf, five Margaritaville inspired restaurants and bars, 335 guest suites and lake cottages.”

Margaritaville Hotel San Diego

Margaritaville Hotel in San Diego to open in 2021

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust and Margaritaville Enterprises LLC announce the brand’s second west coast resort, The Margaritaville Hotel San Diego Gaslamp Quarter. The property is expected to open in 2021 in downtown San Diego, California.

Located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, just blocks from Petco Park and the San Diego Convention Center, the hotel will feature 235 guest rooms as well as signature Margaritaville food and beverage concepts. Travelers can immerse themselves in the excitement of the city while staying in a truly urban oasis of laidback luxury.

“We are excited to announce our second hotel in affiliation with Margaritaville in San Diego,” said Jon E. Bortz, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pebblebrook Hotel Trust. “The downtown location in San Diego’s famed Gaslamp Quarter will provide convention goers, leisure guests and corporate travelers a unique experience in very close proximity to the city’s dining, entertainment and retail venues. We look forward to taking advantage of this ever-growing lifestyle affiliation, while also benefiting from operating synergies we believe will assist in significantly lifting the financial performance of this extremely well-located asset. The Gaslamp Quarter property will be a terrific complement to our Margaritaville Island Resort San Diego which was announced last year.”

The site of the property is currently home to Solamar Hotel. Following extensive renovations and a full conversion of the existing hotel, estimated at approximately $20.0 million, the Margaritaville Hotel San Diego Gaslamp Quarter will feature spaces reflecting the Margaritaville state of mind.

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.