Resorts Get a Facelift

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The renovated LIQUID pool lounge area at Ocean Key Resort.
The renovated LIQUID pool lounge area at Ocean Key Resort.

A few Florida resorts have gotten a facelift. Renovations have touched upon everything from updated suites and upgraded golf courses, to new pools and cabanas.

Ocean Key Resort & Spa recently debuted its revitalized LIQUID Pool-Bar-Lounge, giving it a fresh look with vibrant fabrics and furnishing, plus updated culinary treats. LIQUID offers guests a waterfront experience in Old Town Key West and complimentary frozen and coco-mango misted towels, fruit-infused waters, and frozen fruit skewers. Private 2-hour reception rentals are also available at LIQUID, including tapas and a choice of four butler-passed hors d’oeuvres, three hours of premium open bar, infused water displays, live local guitar performance, a Veuve Clicquot Champagne station, and a LIQUID gift for each guest. The 100-guestroom property features views over Old Town, Mallory Square, or the blue ocean waters of Key West. Room rates start at $399 in low season, and $669 in high season. For more information, call (800) 328-9815 or visit oceankey.com.

The Coastal Penthouse master guestroom at Hawks Cay Resort.
The Coastal Penthouse master guestroom at Hawks Cay Resort.

Hawks Cay Resort has debuted new penthouse suites—the Stargazer and Coastal. These 1,400-sq.-ft. suites can accommodate up to four guests and offer a spacious living area, two bedrooms, two full baths, and a 3,200-sq.-ft. private rooftop terrace. The Coastal Suite decor offers a casual design and neutral color palette with hints of light blue. The Stargazer suite features an in-suite telescope for guests’ use. The entryway from the elevator can be locked off from other guests to offer these two suites added privacy. Rates start at $1,500 per night. For more information, visit hawkscay.com.

The renovated Oceanfront King guestroom.
The renovated Oceanfront King guestroom.

This spring, guests staying at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Naples will find updated suites. Enhancement to the suites include upgraded kitchens, updated bedrooms and bathrooms, and newly furnished living areas, as well as stainless steel appliances, glass mosaics, and artwork of Naples scenery. To celebrated the renovation, the property is offering a Suite Celebration package available through Dec. 15, 2015. The package includes a 2-night stay in suite accommodations, daily breakfast, dinner at Coast Daily, daily use of a luxury beach bed and umbrella, and a keepsake color print of an iconic Naples scenery. The package starts at $1,074 dbl for two nights. Room rates start at $299 per night. For more information, call (866) 624-1695 or visit edgewaternaples.com.

The Naples Grande Golf Club.
The Naples Grande Golf Club.

There are more than just suites being upgraded in Naples, as the Naples Grande Golf Club is renovating its 18-hole, par 72 course. A new clubhouse is a main focus of the project, as well as improvements to the course including a complete fairway re-grass and tee renovation, which starts this June. The new clubhouse will be unveiled in early 2016, and golfers can tee off in the newly re-grassed course and renovated tee by this September. The renovated facility will offer guests luxury amenities, locker rooms, a full-service dining room and bar, a patio, and a golf cart storage facility. Rates start at $169 per night. For more information, call (855) 923-7376 or visit naplesgrande.com.

The updated Double Queen guestroom at the Hard Rock.
The updated Double Queen guestroom at the Hard Rock Hotel.

The Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort, has debuted renovated guestrooms that feature the vibe of rock with a mix of retro-inspired shapes, patterns, and colors. The patterned headboard is inspired by rock fashion, and the wall mirror features heights of famous musicians. Guests of the Hard Rock receive an exclusive package offering theme park benefits at Universal Studios and Universal’s Islands of Adventure such as free Universal Express Unlimited ride access and Early Park Admission. The property also offers complimentary water taxi or shuttle bus ride from both theme parks. In addition, the hotel’s The Sound of Your Stay is a complimentary music amenity program that gives guests access to experiences ranging from a selection of electric guitars to rock out to, to a 15-song curated playlist. For more information, visit hardrockhotels.com/orlando.