PERICO ISLAND – The brand-new Compass by Margaritaville hotel on Anna Maria Sound opened its doors July 15 with the first guests checking in mere minutes after opening.
Hotel staff, management, ownership and representatives from Margaritaville, Hostmark, Compass, the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce gathered the afternoon of July 17 to celebrate the soft opening of the hotel. The ribbon was cut, marking the official opening before all of the dignitaries retired to the lobby where they enjoyed non-alcoholic margaritas and received coins to mark the occasion. The coins feature the Compass logo and the exact coordinates of the hotel when one stands in the center of the logo inlaid in the lobby floor.
A grand opening celebration is tentatively planned to take place in August when the hotel and the adjacent Floridays Woodfire Bar and Grill are both open to the public. The restaurant is expected to open later in July.
Already open is the Compass Bar and Chill, an indoor restaurant located near the pool area where guests can be served outside or enjoy breakfast, lunch, drinks and light bites on the pool deck. The pool, with its view of the marina at One Particular Harbour and Anna Maria Sound already featured the first of its Friday and Saturday night live music shows when local favorite Eric Von played the first show July 17.
The hotel features 113 hotel rooms along with 10 suites, many with views of the marina and balconies where guests can enjoy the sunset over nearby Anna Maria Island.
Located at the entrance to the One Particular Harbour development on Perico Island, the Compass hotel is the first of its kind and is just over the bridge from Gulf beaches.
In addition to the pool and restaurant options, the hotel also features a meeting room, gym and lounge area with a snack bar where guests can grab a drink or light bite on the go.
For more information, or to book your stay, visit Compass.