Panama City Beach has announced three new major developments to begin in 2019.
The developments include a 13-acre beach resort, an airport hotel and a $37 million sports complex.
“We look ahead to 2019 with great anticipation as we begin a new year of continued growth and exciting new developments,” said Visit Panama City Beach President and CEO Dan Rowe. “We can’t wait to welcome visitors of all ages and interests, whether traveling to the destination for the first time or 100th, to enjoy our new state-of-the-art sports complex, resort and hotel.”
The businesses are as follows:
Margaritaville Beach Resort
Margaritaville Holdings and Premier Development Group plan to develop a new 13-acre destination resort in Panama City Beach. Margaritaville Beach Resort will combine a full-service hotel, innovative amenity park, function space, several signature Margaritaville food and beverage concepts, retail, residential properties for sale and more.
The resort will feature Margaritaville’s casual-luxe design including a color palette inspired by the natural landscape of Panama City Beach. With flexible occupancy options, guestrooms will cater to both couples and family groups, all offering scenic views of the surrounding landscape. The resort is expected to begin a phased opening in Spring 2021.
New Hotel at Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
The St. Joe Company announced a new hotel is coming to Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport.
The hotel, the brand of which is yet to be released, will include 110-125 rooms, a full-service restaurant and bar, meeting space and more.
The property will be located adjacent to the airport within what is already St. Joe’s 110,500-acre development known as the Bay-Walton Sector Plan and will help cater to a more than 300 percent increase in airport passenger traffic since 2009.
The hotel announcement constitutes the third new hotel for The St. Joe Company, including the 250-room Embassy Suites at Pier Park (which is also expected to break ground in 2019) and the 124-room TownePlace Suites in Panama City Beach (which broke ground in October).
Panama City Beach Sports Complex
Estimated to open next summer, the Panama City Beach Sports Complex will offer visitors a place to enjoy multiple athletic pastimes including soccer, lacrosse, rugby, football, flag football, baseball and softball.
The $37 million sports complex will include dedicated tournament buildings, two stadium championship fields with seating for 1,500, and a 13-field complex made up of nine turf and four grass fields.
Details of the opening including special festivities for Bay County residents will be announced closer to summer 2019.