Margaritaville resort opens on Lake Conroe with Triple-S Premium products
Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville opened Friday with Triple-S Compost's premium compost, mulches and custom soil blends throughout the newly renovated property. Margaritaville Lake Resort on Lake Conroe, named after the famed singer’s iconic song and laid-back attitude, marks the national brand’s first location in Texas.
With hospitality providers increasingly focused on sustainable solutions across their entire properties, the benefits of specifying high-performance landscaping products made from locally sourced, landfill-diverted green waste appealed to Margaritaville’s developers, according to Triple-S Compost’s Matt Niccum.
“Today’s developers and construction managers need new and better ways to meet sustainability goals,” Niccum said. “A strong commitment to locally sourced, green-waste landscaping products will allow Margaritaville operators to capture environmental benefits beyond typical waste reduction and recycling efforts around a hotel’s laundry, dining and paper consumption.”
Triple-S Compost products improve the underlying soils of the surrounding grounds by adding beneficial nutrients back into the landscape, helping to retain natural moisture, and reducing the need for pesticides and fertilizers, Niccum explained.
With 186 acres, five swimming pools, a 3-acre water park with water slides and lazy river, an 18-hole golf course and miniature golf, 32 lakeside cabanas, as well as fishing, boating and other lake activities around the landmark 303-room high-rise, there’s plenty of area to showcase Triple-S products.
Working with landscape construction–partner Ruppert Landscaping on the installation, Triple-S Compost products included tea compost to amend beds, compost-enriched top soil for turf areas (under the grass), as well as top dressing on beds surrounding pools and walkways. A rich brown, double-shredded hardwood mulch completes the finished look throughout the property.
Laytonsville, Maryland-based Ruppert Landscaping has enjoyed several high-profile successes across greater Houston — including the Exxon Mobil headquarters south of The Woodlands, Baybrook Mall and the River Oaks District — leading to the company’s expansion to Texas and its 19th branch location in Spring. Triple-S’s strong track record on previous Ruppert projects led to the Margaritaville project award, Niccum said.
“Partnering with the award-winning landscaping construction team at Ruppert Landscaping has been an honor throughout the duration of this challenging project,” Niccum said. “This beautiful resort will have an immediate and lasting impact on the Conroe community and greater Houston, and we couldn’t be more proud to play a role in Margaritaville’s grand opening on Lake Conroe.”
The resort has a long history in the Houston area dating back to its inception in the mid-1980s as Del Lago, the first high-rise hotel and resort on Lake Conroe. Del Lago hosted guests, golfers, boaters and events until closing in 2007. The property then operated as La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa until June 2019 when it was sold to the current developers.
Margaritaville Lake Resort organizers say extensive safety, health and sanitizing guidelines are in place to protect patrons from the effects of the coronavirus. For more information or to make plans to enjoy the resort and lakefront grounds yourself, click here.