PIGEON FORGE, Tenn.—The new Margaritaville Island Hotel, located in Pigeon Forge on The Island, a shopping, dining, and entertainment complex, has opened phase one of the hotel with 55 guestrooms and suites. The grand opening of the 132-room property and event space will be in January 2015. The vacation destination hotel is minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The guestrooms and suites at Margaritaville Island Hotel are contemporary mountain-luxe style. Colors of the mountains and the ocean are the backdrop for stacked stone fireplaces, driftwood-finished furnishings and luxurious bedding. Spacious baths are designed with walk-in rain showers, granite-topped rustic wood vanities, vessel sinks, and wood grain-effect tile. Every guestroom comes complete with a wet bar, microwave, and Margaritaville “Frozen Concoction Maker,” so guests can create their own blended beverages.
Onsite dining at Margaritaville Island Hotel includes the “Changes In Latitude” lobby bar for cocktails and light bites, the Chill Bar at the Rooftop Pool, and the Margaritaville Coffee Shop. The Compass Rose banquet room will soon offer meeting and event space for up to 200, including a riverfront terrace. Adjacent to the hotel, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville serves coastal-inspired comfort food and handcrafted beverages. The two-story Margaritaville restaurant has multiple bars and an exterior patio overlooking the Little Pigeon River, complete with fire pit and live performance stage.
“Visitors have been drawn to the Smoky Mountains for generations because it is a great destination that offers something for everyone,” says Kris Reagan, general manager of Margaritaville Island Hotel.”Guests will enjoy a truly new and unique Pigeon Forge lodging experience. Whether they choose to engage in outdoor adventures or just relax and unwind, they will be able to disconnect from the day-to-day and chill, then return home feeling like they have had a real vacation.”