Margaritaville Coming to Northern Kentucky

The hotel resort is being built at Newport on the Levee.

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(Newport, Ky.) – Margaritaville is coming to the tri-state area.

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced today that Newport Hotel Associates have entered a joint venture partnership with North American Properties, Stormont Hospitality Group and High Street Real Estate Partners to locate a new $133.6 million Margaritaville Hotel Resort at Newport on the Levee.

The project is expected to create 282 jobs and provide an economic boost to the region.

“We just celebrated our best year on record for Kentucky tourism in 2022, and with exciting projects like Margaritaville being announced, we know this success will only continue,” said Gov. Beshear. “This resort will help drive visitors to the Campbell County area, boosting the local economy and creating 282 new jobs for Kentuckians. We are grateful to these leaders for choosing Kentucky and our workforce.”

The Margaritaville Hotel Resort will be fronting the Ohio River in Newport. The full-service, amenity-rich hotel will feature 264 rooms, a JWB Grill, License to Chill Bar, a 12th floor pool with an adjacent Five O’Clock Somewhere Bar and Grill overlooking downtown Cincinnati, retail space and more than 10,000 square feet of meeting and event space.

Construction is estimated to be complete by fall of 2026.

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