New Hotels Open in the South

NATIONAL REPORT—Hotel openings in the South include the first Margaritaville resort in Texas, as well as new outposts for SpringHill Suites and Extended Stay America.

Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe | Houston
Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe | Houston has opened on 186 waterfront acres on the shores of Lake Conroe. It is the first Texas-based resort in the Margaritaville portfolio.

The development of the resort is a joint venture of Songy Highroads (SHR) and The Wampold Companies. The 20-story resort features 303 luxury suites, as well as 32 lakefront cottages with boat slips available.

The resort offers five signature Margaritaville-inspired restaurants and bars anchored by LandShark Bar & Grill, with panoramic views of Lake Conroe. The three-acre Jolly Mon Water Park features a lazy river, pools for all ages, waterslides, a splash zone and a year-round heated pool. Other amenities include a family-friendly, 18-hole golf course; miniature golf course; pickleball and tennis courts; the 10000-sq.-ft. Fins Up Fitness Center; the 18,000-sq.-ft.  St. Somewhere Spa; and 72,000-sq.-ft. of indoor/outdoor meeting space.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Lakeland
The 126-suite SpringHill Suites by Marriott Lakeland, owned by Lakeland Hospitality Group and managed by McKibbon Hospitality, has opened in Lakeland, FL.

Amenities include same-day dry cleaning, guest laundry facilities, business services, complimentary WiFi, a 24/7 Market with “grab and go” options, a full-service bar, a fitness center and an outdoor swimming pool and patio with a fire pit.

The hotel, located adjacent to the RP Funding Center, also includes more than 4,100-sq.-ft. of functional event space, on-site catering by Publix Aprons, five poolside cabana-style suites and two executive/bridal suites.

Extended Stay America – Savannah – Pooler
The Extended Stay America – Savannah – Pooler hotel has opened in Pooler, GA, a community west of Savannah, within the Tanger Outlets.

The four-story, 124-room property features complimentary WiFi, premium cable, a Stayfit fitness room, Stayclean laundry room and the signature Stayplay lobby. The rooms include fully equipped kitchens with full-size refrigerators, stovetop, cookware, utensils and dishes, as well as pillowtop beds, recliners, workspaces and TVs with streaming capabilities.

The property is located less than five miles from Gulfstream, JCB Americas, Oglethorpe Speedway and the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.