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#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 […]

#LoveYourConcierge: Lee DeForrest, Pier House Resort

#LoveYourConcierge: Lee DeForrest, Pier House Resort

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 […]

#Eat: Experience the best happy hour in town

#Eat: Experience the best happy hour in town

“Chic.” “Sophisticated.” “Hip” and “Delicious.” These are just a few of the words used to define 430 Duval, the latest upgrade to be unveiled at the historic La Concha hotel in Key West. The contemporary restaurant is the second nonconforming statement that La Concha has made in 2014. Earlier in the year La Concha unbolted […]

#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 […]