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Fort Lauderdale Daily: The Newly Opened Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort Is More Jimmy Buffett Than You Can Even Imagine

The Newly Opened Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort Is More Jimmy Buffett Than You Can Even Imagine

It’s officially 5 o’clock all the time in Hollywood Beach. That’s right. Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort welcomed in its first few hotel guests Tuesday as part of a soft-opening. The Margaritaville Restaurant, Margaritaville Coffee Shop and retail stores have also opened to the public. The two-story poolside LandShark Bar & Grill will open Thursday. Hotel general manager Cate Farmer said the goal is to focus on one element at a time, to ensure that everything operates smoothly. “It allows us to deliver the type of 4-diamond service that our guests expect,” she said. Guests can begin booking rooms online starting Oct. 1. Coastal luxury decor and colorful Caribbean details pervade throughout the hotel, but there are also whimsical notes that exude Buffett’s chill, no-worries attitude—from a large blue flip flop sculpture welcoming guests into the hotel’s lobby entrance to a margarita glass-shaped chandelier and antique surfboards from Buffett’s personal collection. The 349-room resort offers suites and guest rooms—all with balconies—starting on the 11th floor, so everyone overlooks either the Atlantic Ocean or the Intracoastal Waterway. The house-sized (2,834-square-feet) Jimmy Buffett Presidential Suite is the hotel’s grandest. There are eight distinct bar and restaurant concepts on-site, all but one of which will be open to the public: