Pier House Resort and Caribbean Spa: The $4.5 Million Renovation

The Pier House Resort and Caribbean Spa is completing the final touches on a dramatic $4.5 million renovation, an extensive enhancement program of the entire property, which has been in process for the last two years, and includes accommodations, special guest facilities, meeting space, food and beverage outlets, landscaping and exterior facade.  The renovation transforms the legendary Key West resort from its former position as an uninhibited, tropical hideaway to a more sophisticated, world-class vacation experience.
“It is important for our repeat and new guests to feel that Pier House remains faithful to its reputation for delivering an extraordinary vacation experience, providing the comfort and attention that makes each guest feel relaxed and indulged, ” said General Manager Joy Smatt.  “The extensive renovation program was in direct response to the changing needs of our industry and leisure and business travel today.  This is an evolution of the Pier House Resort and Caribbean Spa that brings a new tropical sophistication to our beachfront casual experience.”
The exterior of all resort buildings have a fresh new look in a light sand hue with white trim, as well as refurbished railings, lighting and signage.  Guestrooms in the Main and Garden buildings received new soft goods, furniture, hardwood floors and colorful décor that reflects the natural beauty of Key West.  The pool and hot tub areas were completely redone, with enhanced landscaping, new deck and pool surfaces, lighting and expanded bathrooms.  The resort’s entrance has been completely redesigned with a new circular drive, pergola, signage, and distinct landscaping with a water feature, providing greater ease and accessibility for guests.
The food and beverage outlets have also been updated and enhanced.  One Duval, a new restaurant launched October 17, 2001, features ‘New Calypso Harvest’ cuisine by renowned Executive Chef Will Greenwood, with dining and cocktails in an elegantly casual waterfront setting that overlooks the Gulf of Mexico.  Enjoy a late lunch or dinner at the newly refurbished Beach Bar & Grill, where light fare, cocktails and live music celebrate the open-air cabana atmosphere.  The Market Bistro offers a street-side café ambiance with fresh-baked delights and deli favorites.  Share cocktails and stories with the locals at the infamous Chart Room Bar, the true flavor of Old Key West.
Two new luxury suites were added as well, and offer the ideal option for an indulgent getaway or an intimate venue for meeting and group functions.  The Havana Heights and Seabreeze penthouse suites, located waterfront near the resort’s private beach, present stunning panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico and Key West’s unforgettable sunsets.  These two mega-suites feature spacious, well-appointed living and entertainment areas, bedrooms with luxurious bathrooms, wet bar with refrigerator and icemaker, TV/stereo equipment and private balconies. 
Another new addition for meetings and groups is the HarbourView Conference Room with 1,700 square feet of flexible meeting space located at the water’s edge with spacious deck and seating area for cocktails and pre- and post-meeting functions.  Full service catering, business and audio-visual services are available.
The Pier House Resort and Caribbean Spa features 142 guest accommodations with 126 deluxe guest rooms and 16 suites with private balconies or terraces, situated waterfront along the Gulf of Mexico in the heart of historic Old Town Key West.  The newly renovated public areas and enhanced landscaping add color and charm.
The resort has over 4,700 square feet of meeting space that offers flexible alternatives for meeting location and atmosphere, with public areas that provide a unique tropical environment for receptions and functions. 
The Caribbean Spa is for anyone interested in pampering and true indulgence.  The intimate experience provides body and beauty treatments, a fitness room with “user-friendly” equipment, and experienced staff. 
The Pier House Resort & Caribbean Spa also features a freshwater pool and hot tub in a lush, garden setting, and private beach with a secluded topless area situated on the inviting waters of the Gulf of Mexico.  Recreation is at its finest with watersports, fishing, tours, and the nearby shopping and attractions of historic Old Town Key West.
For reservations and more information, contact your travel agent or call toll-free (800) 327-8340 or (305) 296-4600. Visit our website at www.pierhouse.com.
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