Margaritaville Resort Orlando Had A Hotel Groundbreaking Celebration

Lobby rendering

On July 28, 2017, there was a celebration at Margaritaville Resort Orlando where a fun, groundbreaking ceremony took place. The resort construction has been underway and is really looking great! We can’t wait to see it all completed. The hotel is expected to open in late 2018.

Take a peek at more information about the groundbreaking ceremony and images below:

From Left to Right: Pat McBride, CEO of The McBride Company; Tamara Baldanza-Dekker, CMO of Margaritaville Holdings; Dan Grow, Senior VP of Business Development at Ethan Allen; Jim Bagley, Project Developer of Margaritaville Resort Orlando; John Cohlan, CEO of Margaritaville Holdings; Art Falcone, Managing Principal and Co-Founder of Encore Capital Management; and Jim Wiseman, President of Margaritaville Development

Margaritaville Resort Orlando, the highly anticipated $750 million vacation destination that is currently under development in the heart of Orlando along U.S. Highway 192 near Toll Road 429 in Western Osceola County, has celebrated the groundbreaking of its 187-room hotel. A festive event took place Thursday, July 27, welcoming more than 250 attendees including Margaritaville executives, representatives from the development company Encore Capital Management, local dignitaries and special guests. The milestone moment was marked with fun and excitement as the project broke ground.

“This is an exciting day for Margaritaville Resort Orlando and sharing great food, drinks and fun is the best way to celebrate breaking ground on our Margaritaville-branded hotel,” said Jim Bagley, project developer of Margaritaville Resort Orlando. “Soon travelers from all over the world can escape to paradise with an unforgettable Margaritaville vacation in the heart of Orlando.”

Peggy Choudhry, Osceola County Commissioner

Throughout the groundbreaking celebration, attendees enjoyed an island-inspired buffet, tropical drinks including LandShark Lager, and entertainment by stilt walkers and steel drummers. There was also a special appearance by Radio Margaritaville’s JD Spradlin who broadcast live from the event. A program of remarks featured John Cohlan, Chief Executive Officer of Margaritaville Holdings, and Bagley.

When it opens in late-2018, the Margaritaville-branded hotel will immediately put guests into a vacation state of mind with some of the brand’s signature décor elements – including a giant flip-flop sculpture and upside-down margarita glass chandelier in the lobby. The 300-acre Margaritaville Resort Orlando will feature a wide range of amenities including 30,000 square feet of function space, 200,000 square feet of festive retail space, a dining and entertainment district, 12-acre waterpark, wellness center, miles of wooded fitness trails, a water taxi system, and a three-acre swimming area. The development will also boast 1,000 Margaritaville-inspired units including a mix of resort vacation homes, cottages, villas, and timeshare units.


Photo credit: Margaritaville Resort Orlando

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