Davidson Hotels adds Orlando Margaritaville to portfolio

The 186-room Margaritaville Resort Orlando features four on-site dining and lounge experiences and more than 40,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space. Photo credit: Margaritaville Resort Orlando

Davidson Hotels & Resorts, a full-service hospitality management company, has been tapped by Encore Capital Management to assume management of Margaritaville Resort Orlando. The 186-room casual-luxe resort features four on-site dining and lounge experiences, lagoon-style pools, the St. Somewhere Spa, teen and kids’ clubs, the Sunset Walk Entertainment District, the Island H2O Live! Water Park and more than 40,000 square feet 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 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. Within walking distance or a short shuttle ride from the hotel is Sunset Walk, where guests may experience dozens of dining, retail and entertainment options, including a dine-in movie theater; Island H20 Live! waterpark and more. Margaritaville Resort Orlando also offers complimentary transportation to area theme parks.

Davidson Hotels currently operates Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort in Hollywood Beach, Fla.; Margaritaville Hotel Nashville Downtown; 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.