Margaritaville Resort

Margaritaville Resort

Vacation home developer Encore Funds announced plans in the summer of 2015 for a 321-acre Jimmy Buffett-themed resort. The $750 million Margaritaville Resort is currently under construction on more than 300 acres southeast of the SR 429-W U.S. 192 intersection, land that includes the site of the...More details

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  • Encore secures $40.6M loan for retail center at Margaritaville

    Encore secures $40.6M loan for retail center at Margaritaville

    The developer of Kissimmee's Margaritaville Resort has secured $40.6 million in financing from an Arkansas-based bank to complete the shopping center at the entrance to the Jimmy Buffett-themed resort. Encore Capital Management transferred the 40-acre shopping center, Shoppes at Rolling Oaks, to...

  • Margaritaville Resort files plat for first 265 vacation cottages

    Margaritaville Resort files plat for first 265 vacation cottages

    Fresh off the big announcement this month that Margaritaville Resort had reservations or sales for its first 250 vacation cottages, the developer is moving forward with the permitting process. Encore Homes received approval this week from Osceola County's Development Review Committee for the preliminary...

  • Osceola wants neighboring counties to pitch in on W192 'Beautivacation'

    Osceola wants neighboring counties to pitch in on W192 'Beautivacation'

    Osceola County officials were hoping Wednesday's Four Corners Summit could help launch serious discussions about a plan to extend the sidewalk and "Beautivacation" project on W192 all the way to U.S. 27 in Polk County. "Today was a great first step," said David Buchheit, executive director of the...

  • Margaritaville Resort retail to include live music venue & movie theater, Encore plans Jack Nicklaus community at Reunion

    Margaritaville Resort retail to include live music venue & movie theater, Encore plans Jack Nicklaus community at Reunion

    Encore Capital Management has been tight-lipped about retailers at its Margartaville Resort dining and entertainment complex, but General Manager Jim Bagley has told GrowthSpotter the complex will feature a live music venue and upscale movie theater. "We’re completing the retail portion of the...

  • Margaritaville Resort

    Margaritaville Resort

    Vacation home developer Encore Funds announced plans in the summer of 2015 for a 321-acre Jimmy Buffett-themed resort. The $750 million Margaritaville Resort is currently under construction on more than 300 acres southeast of the SR 429-W U.S. 192 intersection, land that includes the site of the...

  • Margaritaville Resort files plans for water park, sells land to apartment developer

    Margaritaville Resort files plans for water park, sells land to apartment developer

    Engineering plans filed last week for the water park at Margaritaville Resort reveal the overall site layout as well as a hint of the types of rides visitors can expect. The 13-acre water park, which will be open to the public when the resort opens in 2018, will feature a wave pool, lazy river...

  • Margaritaville Resort retail complex begins to take shape

    Margaritaville Resort retail complex begins to take shape

    The new shopping and dining complex at Margaritaville Resort has a decidedly un-Key West theme, based on a rendering released by the resort's sales staff this month.  In an email sent to potential investors, resort officials said they expect to start construction in June, and would soon be releasing...

  • Splash Zones

    Splash Zones

    All across the Greater Orlando market, hotels and vacation home resorts are spending big bucks on new pools and water park amenities -- from lazy rivers to Crystal Lagoons and all things in between.  

  • Margaritaville Resort to open Kissimmee sales office by May

    Margaritaville Resort to open Kissimmee sales office by May

    Margaritaville Resort has released pricing details for its first round of pre-sales, and plans to open an onsite sales office on Kissimmee's W192 tourist corridor by Memorial Day. Marketing and Sales Director David Hurst said the developer, Encore Funds, is finalizing the architectural plans for...

  • Developers predict more upscale hotel brands will locate on W192 corridor

    Developers predict more upscale hotel brands will locate on W192 corridor

    With the planned opening of a newly renovated Doubletree hotel in 2017, Kissimmee's W192 corridor will finally have the kind of upscale branded hotel that has long eluded its tourist district. After decades of watching the area decline, investors and developers are getting bullish on W192. "We...

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