New details were revealed today surrounding the introduction of a Margaritaville Resort to the shores of Lake of the Ozarks in Osage Beach, Mo. This new lakeside retreat, the first of its kind for Margaritaville, will feature renovated guestrooms, an exterior refresh and several new dining concepts. Upon completion of a phased renovation program in spring 2019, the property will be named Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake of the Ozarks.
"Margaritaville's relaxing, laid-back vibe fits in perfectly here at Lake of the Ozarks and complements the unique charm of Osage Beach," said Fred Dehner, the resort's general manager. "We look forward to introducing the brand's distinctive sense of fun and escapism to guests from around the world."
Guestrooms in the Resort Complex have been updated to feature elements of Margaritaville's signature 'casual-luxe' design, such as sky-blue walls, offset by warm wood elements with bright accents (pictured left). The exterior of all buildings at the Resort Complex are now a shade of warm sand, accented with white trim, to reflect the lake's peaceful shoreline. Guests also will find enhanced activities and facilities, including a fresh new fleet of gray golf carts for The Oaks golf course and the renaming of Arrowhead Pool and Bear's Den Arcade – now Lakeside Pool and Fin City Arcade, respectively.
Several signature Margaritaville food and beverage concepts have been introduced at the property and are now open, including:
JB's Boathouse Grill (pictured right) serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, boat drinks and more – featuring classic nautical décor with bright blues and crisp whites.
Frank & Lola's Pizzeria features a cool and comfortable atmosphere and is the perfect spot for guests to grab a fresh pie.Windrose Marker 26 Lakeside Dining, a resort staple, serves exceptional seafood, steaks and more, with incredible lake views.
The Tiki Hut Pool Bar, a new concept located at the resort's Lakeside Pool, offers light fare and tropical beverages for those enjoying fun in the sun.
LandShark Bar & Grill (opening spring 2019), the new flagship waterfront restaurant, features classics like fish tacos, nachos, wings, crisp salads, boat drinks and signature LandShark burgers.
Final touches will be completed early next year, including updates to the lobby, marina, water park, bowling alley and more.
The former property, Tan-Tar-A Resort, was acquired in 2017 by Driftwood Acquisitions & Development (DAD) – a privately held investment firm specializing in the acquisition and development of hotel assets – with JV partner Sefira Capital, a Miami-based investment boutique platform that focuses on acquiring and developing commercial real estate. DAD is assisting with the transition.
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