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#LoveYourConcierge: Frank Coyle, Crowne Plaza Key West

#LoveYourConcierge: Frank Coyle, Crowne Plaza Key West

The Keys Weekly took the time to interview arguably the most important people in Key West — the concierges. A concierge is, of course, a hotel associate whose job is to assist guests by arranging tours, making theater and restaurant reservations. But in reality, their duty is much more serious — they help Keys visitors […]

#LoveYourConcierge: Nate Boucree, Ocean Key Resort & Spa

#LoveYourConcierge: Nate Boucree, Ocean Key Resort & Spa

The Keys Weekly took the time to interview arguably the most important people in Key West — the concierges. A concierge is, of course, a hotel associate whose job is to assist guests by arranging tours, making theater and restaurant reservations. But in reality, their duty is much more serious — they help Keys visitors […]

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 […]

#News: Hyatt to be complete by mid-December

#News: Hyatt to be complete by mid-December

The furniture will start arriving next week. There’s still much to be done before the Hyatt Place opens in Marathon in mid-December, but already there’s wallpaper and carpeting in the rooms and hallways of the 125-room resort. “It’s coming along at a good pace,” said Hyatt general manager Steve Robbins. Workers are still assembling the […]

#DayTripping: Jacobs Aquatic Center & Key Largo Park

#DayTripping: Jacobs Aquatic Center & Key Largo Park

Known to Upper Keys residents simply as the “Pirate Pool,” Jacobs Aquatic Center in Key Largo Park (MM 99.5) was founded in 1998 by Barbara Jacobs. While the facility was still in its early planning stages, project managers weren’t having much luck finding public or private funding. It wasn’t until a fateful day in 1998 […]

#DayTripping: Key West Outdoor Movies

#DayTripping: Key West Outdoor Movies

Key West Outdoor Movies is the brain child of Visualize Entertainment’s Scott Gerke and Jason Hoegle. The lighting engineers and DJs’ latest project is for the people of Key West, specifically the children, and it’s free. “We brought these movies to the park because there was nothing for my boys to do after dark and […]

#DayTripping: Bar hopping

#DayTripping: Bar hopping

By Britt Myers It is no secret that one of the most alluring draws to the Southernmost City is the island’s world famous bar scene. With more than 350 options to choose from, it would almost be impossible for anyone (and their liver) to visit every bar in a single day. For the day tripper, […]

#DayTripping: Pigeon Key & Sunset Grille

#DayTripping: Pigeon Key & Sunset Grille

Pigeon Key is the little island located in the center of the 7 Mile Bridge, the one about 99 percent of the population whizzes past at 65 mph. A tour of the often-passed historic landmark is one of the best ways to spend a day in the Middle Keys. First, it’s really economical — admission […]

#News: Volunteer Divers Become Year-Round Asset

#News: Volunteer Divers Become Year-Round Asset

Divers and snorkelers who want to ramp up their fish identification skills can assist Florida Keys marine researchers year-round gathering data on fish diversity and population trends — an initiative inspired by the Great Annual Fish Count, an eco-event traditionally staged on reefs around the world during July. Divers and snorkelers often turn a hobby […]