Margaritaville Resort Set for Opening in South Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe, a winter wonderland famous for its snow-capped mountains, is about to get a splash of the tropics as a new hotel prepares to open its doors on December 14th.

Margaritaville Resort Lake Tahoe will be a breath of fresh air in South Lake Tahoe’s tourism hub, marking the first new hotel opening in over a year. Room rates at the resort start at around $249 per night, plus a $49 per night resort fee. The transformation of the former Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel into Margaritaville cost “north of $70 million” and involved a comprehensive overhaul of the entire property.

The resort will stand right at Stateline on the California side and it’s design is a breakaway from the typical mountain-themed rooms often found in the region.

“In Tahoe, you stay somewhere, and it’s ‘well, this is just a room,'” said Bill Cottrill, the resort’s general manager. “But this is going to be different. With design and details, they didn’t have to go to the extent they did. But it adds to the vibe, and guests will get a little chuckle out of it. It’s just about fun.”

While the Margaritaville brand is known for its tropical theme, complete with surf-themed bars and live music, the Lake Tahoe location will incorporate elements paying homage to the Sierra region. Margaritaville has properties across the Americas, but the South Lake Tahoe location is its first in a ski destination. The resort will cater to skiers with amenities like ample ski racks and a complimentary ski and board check service to make guests’ ski trips hassle-free.

“Margaritaville hits on all cylinders, from young folks to middle age to older age and people from all income levels,” Cottrill said. “There’s a very big awareness of Margaritaville. It’s sometimes surprising just how high it is.” Get ready to experience a touch of paradise in the heart of Lake Tahoe’s winter wonderland.

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