New 163-Room, Seven-Story Mountain Resort Announces General Manager and Reveals Full-Service Amenities; Book by July 1st for 20 Percent Off Room Rates

Gatlinburg, Tenn. (May 17, 2018) —Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg, the anticipated new riverfront resort in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg, today announced its mid-summer 2018 opening with a new general manager at the helm. Travelers looking to change their latitude and visit the Great Smoky Mountains can book by July 1st for stays beginning July 2nd, and receive 20 percent off nightly room rates.*

Ideally situated for endless exploration, Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg is minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and within walking distance of top area attractions such as Anakeesta Outdoor Theme Park, shops, and restaurants. When it opens, the five-acre, 163-room resort will incorporate a casual-luxe design found throughout guestrooms and public spaces, including a variety of accommodations with rooms featuring two queen beds or king beds and fireplaces, one and two-bedroom suites and unique family suites with a children’s room.

“We set out to create a mountain oasis, inspired by Margaritaville’s authentic ‘no worries’ vibe, where guests can choose a different way to chill each day, from enjoying the resort’s on-site amenities to having boundary-stretching adventures in the mountains,” said Bob McManus, president and developer of the Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg.

Resort Amenities and Dining Resort amenities include an indoor pool, hot tub, expansive outdoor pool area with a large two-loop waterslide and splash pad, covered terrace with fireplace and 24-hour fitness center. On-site dining options will include a License to Chill Lobby Bar, LandShark Bar & Grill and Joe Merchant’s Coffee and Provisions. In-room dining will also be available.

St. Somewhere Spa Combining the breathtaking surroundings of the mountains with Margaritaville’s signature sense of fun and island escapism, Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg will feature a 4,000 square foot, full-service St. Somewhere Spa. Indulgent treatments and services will kick-start a relaxing escape, nurture the body after active outdoor adventures, and pamper guests with beauty treatments. Multiple treatment rooms will offer a selection of massages, facials and skin care, as well as salon services.

Flexible Function Space The resort will offer more than 3,000 square feet of flexible function space with state-of-the-art technology. A highlight will be the “Edge of Paradise,” an outdoor event space perfect for wedding ceremonies, corporate group events and other special celebrations. Catering menus will be customized to suit each group, with a welcoming team of dedicated event professionals on-hand to manage every detail.

Michael Russell has been named the general manager for the property. With nearly two decades of experience in the hospitality industry, Russell most recently managed the Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country in Santa Rosa, Ca.

“With its beautiful surroundings, outdoor lifestyle and southern hospitality, Gatlinburg is a great destination for a new Margaritaville resort experience. We look forward to welcoming guests to experience paradise in the mountains, beginning this summer,” said Russell.

Additional details about the opening of the resort are expected in the next couple of months.

For reservations or more information, please visit or call (888) 447-0222. To book the limited-time opening offer, use rate code "Chill.”

*Subject to availability and blackout dates; stays must be completed between July 2nd and the end of 2018.


About Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg: Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg is a 163-room, seven-story destination resort and entertainment complex offering an authentic, “no worries” tropical vibe inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of singer, songwriter and author Jimmy Buffett. Designed to offer an extensive array of amenities combined with a high degree of hospitality, service, and attention to detail, this new mountain resort is located just minutes from the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and within walking distance of downtown Gatlinburg, Tenn.

The resort features multiple restaurant concepts, a full-service spa, 3,000 square-feet of event space, indoor and outdoor pools and unique family suites. Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg is a part of Margaritaville's growing collection of hotels and resorts. Today, the global lifestyle brand features 12 lodging locations across the Southeast United States and Caribbean with more than 20 additional locations in the pipeline. Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg is professionally managed by Marlin Hospitality.