Margaritaville makes Texas debut

The 20-story Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe Houston has 303 suites as well as 32 lakefront cottages with boat slips available. Photo credit: Margaritaville

Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe Houston has officially opened as the first Texas-based resort in the Margaritaville portfolio, set on 186 waterfront acres on the shores of Lake Conroe.
 
The development of the resort is a joint venture of Songy Highroads and The Wampold Companies, which was announced last year with the goal of immediately transporting guests into a vacation state of mind. The 20-story resort has 303 suites as well as 32 lakefront cottages with boat slips available. 
  
Public spaces include five Margaritaville-inspired restaurants and bars anchored by LandShark Bar & Grill.The resort also has an 18,000-square-foot St. Somewhere Spa. The 3-acre Jolly Mon Water Park includes a lazy river, pools, waterslides, a splash zone and a year-round heated pool. Outdoor spaces include an 18-hole golf course, a miniature golf course, pickleball and tennis courts and a 10,000-square-foot Fins Up Fitness Center. 
 
The resort can host meetings, special events and weddings in 72,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor IACC-approved meeting space.
 
Songy Highroads, a commercial real estate firm based in Atlanta, and Wampold, based in Baton Rouge, La., serve as co-managing partners of the new resort. The two have partnered together on numerous projects over the past decade, with this as their first Margaritaville. The Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe Houston resort is operated by Benchmark Resorts & Hotels under the management of Benchmark. McCarthy Building Companies and Gensler, which both have Houston offices, are the general contractor and architect, respectively.

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