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Below: Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina (photo credit: League Travels)
Key West's newest distillery, the Key
West Rum Distillery & Experience
Center, will be opening an event center
this year and it also offers self-guided tours
and samples in its tasting room. Or for
something different, the Keys' first meadery,
Key Meads, offers tours and tastings.
Mead is a fermented alcoholic beverage
made from honey, water and yeast. The
meads are dry, semi-dry or sweet and come
in a variety of flavors such as blackberry,
blueberry and huckleberry.
Depending on the destination, the
majority of the Florida Keys hotels will
be back in business early this year. In
Key Largo, the adults-only, all-inclusive
Bungalows Key Largo is a 135-room
luxury property that will also open early this
year as the Keys' first all-inclusive resort.
Most rooms will have their own private
outdoor plunge pools or tubs and the resort
exudes a chic sensibility.
In Key West, the 178-room
Margaritaville Key West Resort &
Marina, formerly the Westin Key West
Resort & Marina, has refreshed its
rooms and suites and offers 16,000 sf of
function space, including a ballroom and
nine breakout rooms.
In Key Largo, Ocean Reef Club has
30,000 sf of meeting and function space and
many options for groups to soak in nature or
play together after-hours such as chartering
a yacht for a dinner cruise or team building
activities for up to 100 at the on-site Cooking
School at Carysfort Kitchen.
Florida Keys Property Updates
While Key Largo and Key West were least affected by Irma, a
number of properties and other tourism facilities in the Keys haven't
yet resumed normal operations. The Florida Keys Tourism Council
estimates that in Key West, 90 percent of rooms are back online. In
Key Largo, that number is about 80 percent. Throughout the entire
Keys, about 75 percent of the rooms are currently online. Visit us
online at Prevuemeetings.com for regular updates on hotel reopenings.
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