The beach is coming to the city.

By Talia Avakian
April 30, 2018
Credit: Courtesy of The McBride Company

New York City’s Times Square might be the last place you think of when you imagine a laid-back beach, but a new, $300-million Margaritaville resort is about to change that.

Slated to open in 2020, the Margaritaville Resort will be the national chain’s first property in the northeast, bringing “an authentic, no worries vibe to the city that never sleeps,” according to a statement.

Started by musician Jimmy Buffett, the hotel chain has 12 resorts and hotels across the U.S and the Caribbean. The New York City property will have a Margaritaville Restaurant and a rooftop LandShark Bar and Grill. The rooftop will have a pool where you can enjoy the city’s sky-high views and lounge areas throughout the resort that also overlook the Big Apple.

Credit: Courtesy of The McBride Company
Credit: Courtesy of The McBride Company

There will also be a 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar, a St. Somewhere Spa, and a Floridays Aistream Café, which is named after Buffett’s 1986 album.

And New York City isn't the only place about to get more relaxed. Margaritaville has plans for more than 20 new properties, including one in Gatlinburg, Tennessee opening this summer, and one in Costa Rica opening this fall.