|(From left) Lee Weeks, CEO, Coral Hospitality; Dan Leonard, President/COO of Margaritaville Management Group; John Cohlan, CEO, Margaritaville Holdings; Lon Tabatchnick, developer of Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort|
Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida., has begun construction and the city and developer marked the occasion with a special groundbreaking ceremony on August 22. During the ceremony the development team, the mayor and city leaders spoke briefly about future plans for the resort, and thanked the community for its support. The resort is scheduled for a grand opening in 2015.
“This public-private partnership with the City of Hollywood has created a new vision for Hollywood Beach, and Margaritaville is the perfect resort for this location,” said project developer Lon Tabatchnick. “We know this destination will be enjoyed for years to come by both tourists and locals.”
The 845,000-square-foot Margaritaville Hollywood Beach will have 349 specialty suites and luxurious rooms. Amenity highlights include ocean-side pools, a FlowRider wave ride, spa and fitness center along with 35,000 square feet of convention space. The Margaritaville Restaurant Bar and retail addition will provide guests with margaritas, island-inspired food and entertainment. The property will have a total of seven restaurants and bars throughout the resort. In addition, there will be a public parking garage with 600 spaces.
"We are all thrilled to bring Margaritaville to the shores of Hollywood Beach,” said Margaritaville CEO John Cohlan. “We would like to thank the local community and public officials for their support, patience and vision."
The Hollywood Beach Bandshell, located adjacent to the resort and is a popular spot for local entertainment and cultural events, will also undergo renovation, including new seating and upgraded audio-visual capabilities. Once complete, Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort will take over programming, working in conjunction with the City of Hollywood Parks and Recreation Department, to provide free entertainment for guests.
Coral Hospitality, based in Naples, Fla., will manage the property. A joint venture between Coastal Construction and Tishman Construction, an AECOM company, will manage construction of the resort.