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Waste away at Jimmy Buffett's first Margaritaville resort in Texas, opening in 2020

Jimmy Buffett's first Margaritaville resort in Texas opening in 2020

Jimmy Buffett Margaritaville resort pool bar
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UPDATE: Texas' first Margaritaville Lake Resort officially opened on June 26, 2020 at Lake Conroe, north of Houston. To ensure the safety, health, and wellbeing of all guests during the coronavirus pandemic, the resort is emphasizing heightened standards for hygiene and cleanliness for guestrooms, amenities, common spaces, and restaurants, as well as protocols for social distancing. 


Local Parrotheads, rejoice: Margaritaville is coming. The Valhalla of all things Jimmy Buffett and beach bums will take up residence in Lake Conroe — just an hour north of Houston.

Margaritaville Resort will boast 360 guest rooms, signature Margaritaville dining, a golf course, spa, and more, according to a release. Fans looking for their long-lost shaker of salt will have to wait until late next year for this 186-acre prime waterfront property to open.

The Buffett-themed getaway is taking over La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa. It will feature rooms in a main 20-story hotel tower, as well as waterfront villas on the lake. Two of the existing restaurants will be converted into signature, on-theme dining concepts: LandShark Bar & Grill and 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill.

“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, of Margaritaville Development, in a statement. “This resort will be a welcome escape for those in Texas’ major metropolitan areas and beyond, offering a lakeside paradise dedicated to relaxation, fun, adventure and the Margaritaville state of mind.”

The property will include an 18-hole golf course, tennis facilities, spa, more restaurants, pools, and 45,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor meeting space. It joins the nearly 30 current and upcoming Margaritaville resorts, vacation clubs, and casinos nationwide.