Designers team up for Jimmy Buffett-inspired hotel in Florida

Margaritaville Resort Orlando

Architectural firm Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates (NBWW) designed the hotel component of MargaritaVillage, the newest Margaritaville-branded resort in Orlando. Developed by Encore Capital Management, it will have interiors by The McBride Company and landscape design by SCI.

Located near Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Theme Park, the 300-acre MargaritaVillage will include 170,000 square feet of retail, hospitality, destination dining and entertainment including an arcade, spa, planetarium, fishing school, paddle boarding, kayaking and six-acre themed water park. The development will also have 1,000 residential units including a mix of resort vacation homes, luxury condominiums and apartments.

The project is slated for completion in early 2017.


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The McBride Company is responsible for the Margaritaville brand design coordination for the entire resort. The McBride Company is the designer and interior architect for the 175-room Margaritaville hotel on the resort property. The firm is also responsible for signage, graphics and specialty design of the hotel.

Aside from the 175-room Margaritaville hotel, the development will also have 1,000 Margaritaville-themed vacation homes, 300 timeshare units, 30,000 square-feet of function space, 200,000 square feet of retail space, a dining and entertainment district, 12-acre water park, wellness center, fitness trails and a water taxi system.

Margaritaville Resort Orlando will also have a three-acre swimmable freshwater lagoon. The lagoon will have natural sand beaches, the first and only in Central Florida, surrounded by cabanas and water activities, including paddle-boarding and snorkeling.


Margaritaville Resort Orlando

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