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Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake Conroe | Houston Receives Esteemed Stella Award

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MONTGOMERY, TX – Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake Conroe | Houston has announced it received a 2023 Northstar Meeting Group Stella Award. The awards are the meeting industry’s highest honor, recognizing hotels, convention centers, conference centers, airlines, and cruise lines consistently delivering quality service and innovation to meeting and event professionals.

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Photo courtesy of Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake Conroe | Houston.

The resort received a bronze medal for best hotel/resort event space for the Boathouse Bar & Lounge, a casual late-night venue for groups and private events. The space within the resort’s conference center offers meeting and conference planners a unique amenity for blending serious learning with serious fun.

Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake Conroe | Houston is among 242 organizations honored worldwide with a Stella Award in 2023. This year, nearly 10,000 votes were cast worldwide for the 770 destinations, hotels, and service providers nominated in 16 categories across six United States and worldwide regions. Winners were selected for achieving overall excellence, superb food and beverage, professionalism of staff, sustainability initiatives, and other critical aspects of the meetings and events experience.




“Receiving a 2023 Stella Ward demonstrates our commitment to creating innovative spaces for meeting planners and their stakeholders. We are tremendously proud of this recognition as we continue to deliver one-of-a-kind experiences for industries and groups of all sizes,” said Tom Faust, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake Conroe | Houston.

Outfitted with multiple TVs, a 135” high-definition projection screen, a stage, and a dance floor with a disco ball, Boathouse Bar & Lounge creates the optimal atmosphere for hosting various performances and entertainers. The venue also features a state-of-the-art sports simulator so guests can take in a round of golf or organize a homerun derby any time of the year.

“The meetings industry in the U.S. and around the world has come back in a big way, due in large part to the commitment to excellence demonstrated by the 2023 Stella Award winners and finalists,” said Loren Edelstein, Vice President and Content Director for Northstar Meetings Group. “Congratulations to all of our nominees delivering the kind of return on experience meetings industry stakeholders require.”




This year, two of the most popular categories among nominees and planners were “Best Décor/Design” and “Best Event Space,” continuing to demonstrate the importance of innovative event design to meeting planners and their stakeholders.

To learn about all of the winners of the 2023 Stella Awards, visit

For more information about Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake Conroe | Houston, visit

About Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake Conroe | Houston

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The Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake Conroe | Houston, an all-suite resort, features 335 guest suites; including 32 lakefront cottages, on 186 lakefront acres on Lake Conroe. It is the first Margaritaville Resort in Texas. Bars and restaurants feature signature Margaritaville dining concepts – the LandShark Bar & Grill with boat slips on Lake Conroe, the 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar, the Lone Palm Pool Bar, the License to Chill Bar & Café, Joe Merchant’s Coffee & Provisions, Boathouse Bar and Lounge, and a Margaritaville Retail Shop.

Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake Conroe | Houston offers an array of recreational activities: an 18-hole golf course, a three-acre waterpark with a lazy river and outdoor pools, pickleball, tennis, swimming, boating, and fishing. Margaritaville’s popular full-service St. Somewhere Spa, and a spacious, Fins Up Fitness Center, provide exceptional wellness options. With 72,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor IACC-approved meeting space, the resort can host special events and meetings of every size. Located just an hour from Houston and about three hours from the major hubs of Austin, Dallas and San Antonio, the resort is within easy reach of over 19 million Texans. The project is a joint venture of Songy Highroads (SHR) and The Wampold Companies. The Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe |Houston, is part of BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company’s Benchmark Resorts & Hotels portfolio.

Margaritaville features over 40 hotels and resorts, gaming properties, RV destinations, a cruise line, and over 150 food and beverage venues – as well as real estate communities, a satellite radio station on SiriusXM, consumer lifestyle products, and more. In 2023, Margaritaville Hotels & Resorts was ranked #1 in Guest Satisfaction among Upper Upscale Hotel Brands in the J.D. Power 2023 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study.

About Benchmark Pyramid

Benchmark Pyramid was formed by the 2021 merger of two hotel and resort management companies, creating the most owner-focused, experiential company in the industry and its best workplace. The organization’s global portfolio spans more than 240 properties in the U.S., Caribbean and Europe. It maintains offices in Boston; The Woodlands, Texas; Cincinnati; and London. For more information, visit