Margaritaville Seaside Lodge could signal future for Jacksonville Beach

JACKSONVILLE Beach | The first guests ended up 4 hours away from checking in Tuesday as the workers of the Margaritaville Beach Hotel on the oceanfront concluded very last-moment preparations to welcome them. 

The resort resort at 715 1st St. N. boasting 202 visitor rooms and suites and the preferred LandShark Bar & Grill cafe opened at minimum a month in advance of routine despite the COVID-19 pandemic, which slowed some provides at a person point.

Kristin Delgado, hotel common manager, mentioned confidently that all would be properly and glitches this kind of as a balky elevator and intermittent air conditioning hiccups would be remedied by 3 p.m. guest verify-in.

The approximated $50 million resort and cafe task is the first of various significant developments to be done in the a few Shorelines municipalities. 

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Showers built into surfboards are just some of the features built into Jacksonville Beach's newest oceanfront hotel, Margaritaville Beach Hotel. The $50 million, 200-room hotel opened Tuesday.

Margaritaville has advanced from a catchy pop track by island life-style troubadour Jimmy Buffet into a world wide life style and hospitality model.

The 8-story hotel is just a couple of blocks north of the landmark Jacksonville Beach front Pier in the coronary heart of the oceanfront metropolis.

“All people needs a tiny Margaritaville in their everyday living,” Delgado said. The beachfront locale and manufacturer by yourself make the lodge one of a kind, she claimed.

‘It”s all about the practical experience and giving people today a split, escapism genuinely,” she claimed. “It is really a excellent spot to dine and hang out.”

Margarita glasses form a chandelier from the second-floor lobby to the ground floor of the Margaritaville Beach Hotel.

The lodge has three Margaritaville-impressed eating selections with oceanview outside seating, a 1,050-sq.-foot retail store and a 1,700-square-foot meeting place.

Other facilities consist of a pool with boardwalk obtain, a exercise heart, a company centre, an outdoor firepit and general public lounge spaces.

In a town exactly where parking can be a obstacle, the lodge has 215 parking areas.

Margaritaville also usually means advancement and task opportunities for the place, past and present town leaders say.