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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  • Margaritaville Resort breaks ground on $90M Kissimmee hotel

    Margaritaville Resort breaks ground on $90M Kissimmee hotel

    Margaritaville officials raised a glass Thursday morning with tourism representatives from the Orlando region as they officially broke ground on the new 187-room Kissimmee hotel. The new hotel is the centerpiece of the company's $750 million resort that has been called a game-changer for Osceola...

  • Osceola's W192 board to focus spending around Margaritaville Resort

    Osceola's W192 board to focus spending around Margaritaville Resort

    Osceola's W192 Development Authority unanimously picked the Margaritaville Resort area as its highest priority segment on Wednesday, and will spend millions of dollars over the next few years to improve that stretch of the corridor. Executive Director David Buchheit said he would begin meeting...

  • W192 Redevelopment board divides corridor into 8 zones to focus spending

    W192 Redevelopment board divides corridor into 8 zones to focus spending

    Osceola County's W192 Development Authority is moving quickly to implement a new strategy focusing on defined target areas and capital projects. Executive Director David Buchheit presented his plan on April 19 to subdivide the 17-mile corridor into eight distinct zones, or subdistricts, beginning...

  • Osceola's W192 Development Authority could spend millions around Margaritaville

    Osceola's W192 Development Authority could spend millions around Margaritaville

    Osceola's W192 Development Authority wants to change how it spends its tax dollars, choosing to focus on specific target areas rather than spreading it around the 17-mile corridor. And Margaritaville Resort, scheduled to open in 2018, could be the first beneficiary of the new approach. Over the...

  • Margaritaville developer talks new signage & tech details for Kissimmee resort

    Margaritaville developer talks new signage & tech details for Kissimmee resort

    Margaritaville Resort will create a trio of landmark entrances on U.S. 192 through its sign package that will be photo-ops for years to come, developer Jim Bagley told GrowthSpotter on Thursday. "We expect to bring a Vegas-style entertainment sign package that’s very compelling and very tasteful,...

  • 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...

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