Margaritaville’s Compass Brand Makes Its Debut

ANNA MARIA ISLAND, FL—The first Compass by Margaritaville, Compass Hotel Anna Maria Sound, will open as the newest addition to the brand’s expanding portfolio of concepts.

Developed by Floridays Development Company and managed by Hostmark Hospitality Group, Compass Hotel Anna Maria Sound is situated on a 220-acre private island community. The first-of-its-kind hotel combines the brand’s signature casual luxury with convenience and comfort on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

“As a global lifestyle brand, it’s of utmost importance to our team that we’re constantly innovating to meet the ever-changing needs of our guests,” shared Rick Cunningham, VP of hotel development at Margaritaville Hospitality Group. “Compass by Margaritaville not only provides comfort and convenience in a more boutique format, but it also offers an ideal design concept for new-builds, adaptive-reuse and conversion projects. This allows us to diversify our portfolio and bring our core values of fun and escapism to consumers in smaller leisure markets, vibrant downtown hubs and college towns.”

Compass Hotel Anna Maria Sound has six stories of 123 rooms including ten suites, all with water views, and amenities standard to the branded concept such as modern design, Margaritaville bedding, oversized bathrooms with rainfall showers and smart TVs, complimentary daily breakfast, WiFi, a Living Lounge with a selection of books, board games, cards and other table games, a Welcome Cabana stocked with snacks throughout the day and Margaritaville’s signature Provisions grab-and-go retail store.

The property also highlights the Compass concept’s standard meeting and fitness rooms, both of which overlook the marina, an amenity unique to Anna Maria Sound. Guests will have water views from every room, with balconies overlooking the sound, a back deck with sights of the marina, an outdoor pool and daily cocktail hour. Visitors can get a taste of the island’s local cuisines at on-site Floridays Woodfire Grill & Bar and the Compass Bar and Chill near the outdoor pool.