Developers are preparing to break ground on a new Margaritaville Resort at Galveston, Texas’ East Beach. The $700 million project is being developed by partners RREAF Holdings LLC and Innisfree Hotels which will be located on 95 acres at East Beach Drive. At 15 stories and 300,000 square feet, the 334 guestroom resort will include a 2.5-acre elevated deck overlooking the beach with a large pool, water slides and a 350-foot lazy river. Additional amenities include a ballroom, pickleball courts and a family entertainment center with arcade. Also included will be, 278 cottages on 15 beachfront acres to the east side of the resort and on 22 acres north of East Beach Drive. The fully furnished, for-sale Margaritaville Beach Cottages will have between two and six bedrooms and range from 780 to 4,500 square feet. The resort will have several restaurants, including a Margaritaville Restaurant in the hotel lobby and LandShark Bar & Grill next to the pool deck, both of which will be open to the general public. There will also be a Joe Merchant’s Coffee & Provisions, 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar and Salty Rim Bar & Grill in the cottages area. Gensler as the project architect and Tellepsen is the general contractor. McBride Co. is the interior designer. Construction is to start this quarter, and be completed in the first quarter of 2026. Kip Sowden is CEO of RREAF and Carl Schwab is President.
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