Hotels

New Stock Island Charm

New Stock Island Charm

Matt’s Stock Island Kitchen & Bar Some restaurants are more an experience than just a place to eat and Matt’s Stock Island Kitchen & Bar, located in The Perry Hotel, surpasses any culinary expectation. When entering the hotel – open since May – diners feel the transformation of Stock Island culture into an architectural work […]

Tour in hand: Free app puts history at fingertips

Tour in hand: Free app puts history at fingertips

 It all started at the world’s largest cigar sculpture located at 616 Louisa St. “There are tons of historic properties in Key West,” said Historic Markers founder Bruce Neff. “We wanted to find the heritage of each site, and then we added the markers to let people know why it’s important.” The markers, 120 of […]

La Te Da by the Sea

La Te Da by the Sea

Grassy Key motels have new owners Christopher Rounds and Patrick Hegarty are no strangers to remodels. The duo completely flipped the $2.5 million investment of Key West’s La Te Da three years ago, which went from an abused historic business, to one of Key West’s most sophisticated small resorts, complete with restaurant, piano bar, and […]

Troop Rewards = Family Time

Troop Rewards = Family Time

  Troop Rewards was founded on the mission of providing RnR Recovery Vacations and other rewards for returning U.S. Armed Forces, and their families, who served overseas in  hostile deployments. These RnR vacations and rewards rely on luxury resorts and hotels to donate unused inventory to Troop Rewards. They then offer our returning servicemembers family […]

Bubbas People’s Choice Awards

Bubbas People’s Choice Awards

Recognizes best people, places in Key West Wow — 4, 796 people voted for the Bubba’s Key West People’s Choice Awards online this year proclaiming businesses and people the ‘best’ in their category. A crowd of about 250 people attended the July 25 event at The Studios of Key West. Ticket sales, a 50/50 raffle […]

Airline in Talks to Provide Service

Airline in Talks to Provide Service

Tropic Ocean Airways and Keys officials are negotiating “final details” that would provide regular service out of Marathon Airport. The company, established in 2009, currently has six nine-passenger Cessna airplanes and plans to add a seventh plane in a few months. The airline runs frequent on-demand charter flights in South Florida and the Bahamas, and […]

#News: Country club development gets working capital

#News: Country club development gets working capital

Florida Keys Country Club, formerly Sombrero Beach Country Club, has a backer. Index Investment Group has formed a partnership with Peter Rosasco and Bob Leef to enhance the property with $60 million worth of upgrades — including a redesigned golf course, a 110 hotel rooms, 15 villas and a new marina. When the improvements are […]

Lodging industry undergoing change

Lodging industry undergoing change

Jodi Weinhofer has been at the helm of the Lodging Association of the Florida Key and Key West going on 10 years. While the association represents hotels throughout the Keys, The Weekly Staff sat down with her last week to discuss the future of lodging in Key West. “I think the biggest change I’ve seen […]