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Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville to open first Texas resort

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Posted at 10:03 AM, Apr 05, 2019
and last updated 2020-01-21 07:21:17-05

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX — Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville is set to open its first resort in Texas.

The resort will be on 186 acres of waterfront property on Lake Conroe, about one hour north of Houston. The space is currently home to La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa.

The Margaritaville Lake Resort will have 360 guestrooms, signature Margarita restaurants, a golf course, spa and more.

“We are thrilled to bring our first Margaritaville resort in Texas to the Houston area with an incredible location on Lake Conroe,” said Rick Cunningham, SVP Margaritaville Development. “This resort will be a welcome escape for those in Texas’s major metropolitan areas and beyond, offering a lakeside paradise dedicated to relaxation, fun, adventure and the Margaritaville state of mind.”

After renovations, rooms at the Margaritaville Lake Resort will be in a main 20-story hotel tower, as well as waterfront villas on the lake.

The two existing restaurants will be converted into the LandShark Bar & Grill and 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill.

The property will also have revamped features including an 18-hole golf course, tennis facilities, spa, outdoor pools and 45,000 square-feet of indoor/outdoor meeting space.

“The Margaritaville lifestyle brand is one of the hottest in the country, and Texas is a prime market for it,” said Todd Nocerini, SHR’s chief operating officer. “The fact that the lakefront resort is an easy drive for residents of the state’s four largest markets only adds to the excitement and potential pool of guests.”

The resort is scheduled to open to guests fall 2020.