ATLANTA—Davidson Hotels & Resorts, one of the nation’s leading full-service hospitality management companies, has been tapped by Encore Capital Management to assume management of Margaritaville Resort Orlando. A destination in and of itself, the 186-room casual-luxe resort features four on-site distinctive dining and lounge experiences; lagoon-style pools; signature St. Somewhere Spa; teen and kids’ clubs; Sunset Walk Entertainment District; Island H2O Live! Water Park, and more than 40,000 sq. ft of flexible meeting and event space.
“We are excited to begin a new partnership with Davidson Hotels & Resorts and were drawn to the company’s holistic approach toward value optimization and its existing operating experience within the Margaritaville brand,” said Peter Brown, Executive Director, Encore Capital Management. “Through quality stewardship of this tremendous asset, we are confident that the Davidson team will not only drive superior performance, but also embrace and wholeheartedly deliver the ‘no worries’ paradise guest experience.”
“As champions of the Margaritaville brand, we are so happy to welcome Margaritaville Resort Orlando to our family,” said Davidson Hotels & Resorts President Thom Geshay. “We are proud ambassadors and understand how to transport both leisure and group guests into a vacation state of mind, regardless of their current latitude. We are honored to be selected as the management partner that will continue delivering escapism at its best.”
Opened in December 2018, Margaritaville Resort Orlando offers two styles of accommodations: the Margaritaville Hotel, which features upscale amenities and balconies in each guestroom; and the Margaritaville Cottages, private residences that offer the comforts of home. Both options provide a premium experience and friendly, genuine, island-inspired service. Within walking distance or a short shuttle ride from the hotel is Sunset Walk, where guests may experience dozens of exciting dining, retail and entertainment options, including a dine-in movie theater; Island H20 Live! waterpark and much more. Margaritaville Resort Orlando makes it easy to explore the best of the destination as well, with complimentary transportation to area theme parks.
Davidson Hotels & Resorts currently operates Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort in Hollywood Beach, Fla.; Margaritaville Hotel Nashville Downtown in Nashville, Tenn.; Paradise Point Resort and Spa in San Diego, Calif., with plans to reposition and convert to Margaritaville Island Resort San Diego; and Hotel Solamar San Diego, with plans to reposition and convert to Margaritaville Hotel San Diego Gaslamp Quarter in 2021.