The Ambassador Roundtable is a once a year all-expenses paid experience allowing better than the best Margaritaville ambassadors to come together and not only celebrate their success, but make a difference in the future of the Margaritaville brand.
The Inaugural 2017 and subsequent 2018 Roundtables were hosted at the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort in Florida. During this time, fifteen college students had the opportunity to share their feedback, ideas, advise and marketing knowledge with the Margaritaville team. The first roundtable was even covered by Vice, with the buzz only growing from there.
What happens at the Roundtable? Besides plenty of free time relaxing in cabanas, walking on the beach and paddleboarding the intercoastal, the crew tours the resort and enjoys many or all of the Margaritaville food & beverage concepts on property, including an evening in the private room at JWB Steak & Seafood. Sometimes a few VIPs drop in to pick the brains of the college ambassadors, share new ideas or just say hello. In between it all, we host a group competition for the annual Fins Up Cup, which has become a highly sought after prize, for bragging rights alone. We can’t give away all the details, but we strive to make this a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the top performers in the College Ambassador Program.
It’s not all palm trees and sunshine... There are dozens of people who work behind the scenes to help turn this occasion into reality, and we extend a big thank you and Fins Up to all of them!
Roundtable Year 1
June 2017, Hollywood Beach Resort
Becky A. - Illinois State University
Brooke B. - East Carolina University
Casey B. - Seneca College
James B. - Cal Poly
Katie G. - University of Delaware
Lindsay R. - University of Cincinnati
Mitchell K. - University of Illinois
Peyton R. - University of the Cumberlands
Roundtable Year 2
June 2018, Hollywood Beach Resort
Adam S. - Providence College
Alex H. - York University
Christian W. - Rutgers University
Danielle B. - Penn State
Isabelle R. - Ole Miss
Katie G. - University of Delaware
Lauren K. - Baylor University
Tiffany C. - Queen’s University
Road to the Roundtable
We asked the attending ambassadors to share a short bullet on what it takes to rise to the top and sit at the Roundtable… Here’s what they had to say:
"Step out of the dorm room, get creative, it’s amazing where imagination will take you." - Alex H.
"Don’t be afraid to dream big and hear 'no' every once in a while." - Danielle B.
"Be creative, be involved and engaged, have a Fins Up attitude, channel your inner Buffett, and know a 'no' is really just a 'maybe'!" -Lauren K.
"Work genuinely hard, bring out your creative side and have as much fun as you can. I promise it will be worth it." - Katie G.
"Find your own path to success, and remember the people you meet along the way." -Adam S.
"Have fun, put yourself out there, and keep your Fins Up everywhere on campus!" - Isabelle R.
"Margaritaville inspires community; embody the brand and you will also inspire community.” - Christian W.
"Step out of your comfort zone to share your passion and dedication. I promise you it will not go unnoticed!" - Tiffany C
The crew that attended the 2018 ambassador roundtable shared tales from their experience in a blog featured on Margaritaville Blog, check it out here: Tales from Margaritaville Ambassador Roundtable