Margaritaville Resort Lake Conroe opens with COVID-19 measures

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Friday, June 26, 2020
Margaritaville Resort Lake Conroe opens with COVID-19 measures
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LOOK INSIDE: Will you have to wear a mask if you visit Margaritaville? Watch the video above to hear what you'll see once you step foot on the resort.

CONROE, Texas (KTRK) -- Get ready, Parrotheads! Margaritaville opens today, but you should also expect to see safety measures in place for COVID-19.

According to its website, the resort is taking reservations for today and beyond.

ABC13 talked to Tom Faust, the resort's Vice President of Sales and Marketing about some of the amenities, but more importantly, the COVID-19 precautions.

Faust explained the resort is opening at 40% capacity max. They've also installed Plexiglass dividers at the reception desk and employees' temperatures are required to be taken every day when they come to work. Everyone must wear masks while visiting.

Touchless hand sanitizing stations have also been installed throughout the resort.

For more on what to expect, from baggage handling, to how social distancing will be handled in public areas, such as restrooms and the fitness center, visit Margaritaville's coronavirus update page.

Earlier this month, new photos of the much-anticipated resort showed the living areas, lobby featuring a flip-flop statue, and front entrance sign.

READ MORE: First look at Houston-area's Margaritaville resort opening in 2020

The site of the new Jimmy Buffett-themed resort in Lake Conroe was home to La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa, which held a liquidation sale to sell every piece of furniture.

The Margaritaville Resort sits on 186 acres of waterfront property and features 360 guestrooms, a golf course and spa. The rooms are housed in a 20-story main hotel tower, as well as waterfront villas on the lake.

RELATED: Houston-area resort to transform into Texas' first Margaritaville Resort

The vacation destination includes an 18-hole golf course, a three-acre waterpark with a lazy river and outdoor pools, pickleball, tennis, swimming, boating, fishing, jet skiing and waterskiing.

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