The Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg, the area's new island paradise which opened this summer, now has the honor of being named to USA TODAY's 10Best "Best New Hotels of 2018" list.

Votes from previous guests and Gatlinburg locals alike are accepted online daily through the Jan. 7 deadline. The top 10 winners will be announced on Jan. 18. You can vote one time per day here.

Ideally situated for endless exploration, Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg, located in the heart of downtown, is just minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The new resort is within walking distance of top area attractions including Anakeesta, an outdoor family theme park, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies and hundreds of boutique shops, entertainment venues and restaurants.

The resort’s design seamlessly blends the rustic, picturesque elements of its mountain destination with the fun and escapism of the Margaritaville brand. Native wood and stone, nature-inspired color schemes and artistic accents representing Margaritaville’s spirit of adventure and escape together create a mountain paradise appealing to a broad audience. The five-acre, 163-room resort incorporates a casual-luxe design throughout its guestrooms and public spaces—with select rooms featuring two queen beds or king beds and fireplaces, one-bedroom suites, two-bedroom suites with dual master bedrooms and unique family suites with a children’s room. The resort's Jimmy's Hideaway is the ultimate escape—an exclusive bungalow secluded on its own island yet steps away from all the resort’s amenities.

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A range of dining options are available on-site, including the LandShark Bar & Grill, License to Chill Lobby Bar and Joe Merchant’s Coffee and Provisions. Beyond dining, resort amenities ensure fun for the entire family with an indoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, covered terrace with fireplace, outdoor fire pit, expansive outdoor pool area with a sizeable two-loop waterslide, hot tub, children’s pool and water play experience. Additionally, the resort features a full-service St. Somewhere Spa and salon that features special ‘farm to spa’ products, incorporating natural, wholesome raw ingredients to promote optimal wellness.

Interested guests are invited to visit or call (888) 447-0222 for additional information and best available rates.