Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe, Houston Opens as Their First Texas-Based Resort

Main Photo: The new Margaritaville hotel in Texas

Date: July 2020

Location: Lake Conroe, Houston, Texas, USA

Name: Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake Conroe

No. of Keys: 303 suites and 32 lakefront cottages

Seller: TBA

Buyer: Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe, Houston officially opened today as the first Texas-based resort in the Margaritaville portfolio. Set on 186 waterfront acres on the shores of Lake Conroe, the resort brings an entirely unique lodging concept to the destination, providing guests authentic fun and escapism in a “no worries” atmosphere.

“It’s exciting to be the first resort to introduce the Margaritaville lifestyle to the Lone Star State, offering a quick, drivable escape from major cities like Houston, Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio,” said Lisa Fasbender, General Manager of Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe, Houston. “We look forward to welcoming our guests and providing a safe haven to escape, unwind, and enjoy the laid-back lake life.”

The development of the resort is a joint venture of Songy Highroads (SHR) and The Wampold Companies, which was announced last year, with the goal of immediately transporting guests into a vacation state of mind. The 20-story resort features 303 luxury suites, as well as 32 lakefront cottages with boat slips available. Crisp white bedding and washed oak finishes create a sense of serenity within each suite, while playful colours and tasteful tropical decor add to the island vibe around the property.

“We are thrilled this project has finally come to fruition,” said Todd Nocerini, SHR’s president. “The Margaritaville brand is timeless, anchored by a loyal community, second-to-none entertainment and guaranteed guest satisfaction.”

Amenities include five signature Margaritaville-inspired restaurants and bars anchored by LandShark Bar & Grill, with panoramic views of Lake Conroe. The three-acre Jolly Mon Water Park features a lazy river, pools for all ages, waterslides, a splash zone, and a year-round heated pool. Plenty of other recreational activities await including a family-friendly 18-hole golf course, miniature golf course, pickleball and tennis courts, and a 10,000-square-foot Fins Up Fitness Centre. For the lake adventurer, boating, fishing, and water-skiing rentals are available. The resort’s 18,000-square-foot St. Somewhere Spa provides a relaxing oasis with blissful treatments and a full-service hair salon.

The resort can host meetings, special events, and weddings. Groups looking to combine serious learning with serious fun have access to 72,000-square feet of indoor/outdoor IACC approved meeting space.

In preparation for ensuring the safety, health and well-being of all guests, the resort is emphasising heightened standards for hygiene and cleanliness for the guestrooms, amenities, common spaces, and restaurants, as well as protocols for social distancing. Comprehensive guidelines are in place that follow corporate, local, state, and federal levels as part of the resort’s commitment to health and sanitation.

The Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe, Houston resort is operated by Benchmark Resorts & Hotels, a global hospitality company. McCarthy Building Companies Inc. and Gensler, which both have Houston offices, are the general contractor and architect, respectively.

THPT Comment: Great growth for Margaritaville, their first in Texas. Margarita was started by hippy musician, Jimmy Buffet in the late 1980’s as a cafe company. They teamed up with Wyndham in 2013 to develop Grand Beach Palace Resort in USVI, and the partnership has prospered since. As far as we know, they are still two separate companies.

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