Out and About: Margaritaville Resort Orlando Breaks Ground

Margaritaville Resort Orlando Breaks Ground

It’s official, Margaritaville Resort Orlando has broken ground on it’s location in Kissimmee, and CSO was there to cover it.

Margaritaville executives, project heads, and Osceola County officials were on hand to heft the golden-tipped shovels and give a toss of dirt on the site where the 187-room hotel will be located.

Margaritaville Resort Orlando Breaks Ground

The new hotel in west Kissimmee is expected to create 700 – 1,000 jobs for the area, and also have a very positive impact on the local economy.

During the ceremony, Osceola County Commissioner Peggy Choudhry said, “Tourism saves each Osceola County resident $900 a year in taxes. Tourism is the largest industry in Osceola County with over 40,000 tourism supported jobs. Visitors spend about $3.4 billion dollars here, creating an estimated economic impact of $5 billion a year.”

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The hotel is just part of the $750 million complex that will also include 1,000 Margaritaville-inspired vacation homes, 300 timeshare units, 30,000 squarefeet of function space, 200,000 square feet of festive retail space, a dining and entertainment district, 12- acre water park, wellness center, miles of wooded fitness trails, a water taxi system and the most unique feature of all – a three-acre swimming area featuring natural sand beaches

Here are artist renderings of what the full Margaritaville Orlando Resort will look like when finished:

artist renderings of what the full Margaritaville Orlando Resort will look like when finished

artist renderings of what the full Margaritaville Orlando Resort will look like when finished

About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns Zengrrl.com, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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