Northview venture buys Hawk’s Cay

Northview Hotel Group has announced
that it has entered into a joint venture partnership with Behringer
Harvard and Five Star Realty to acquire Hawk’s Cay Resort in the Florida
Keys. Northview will be managing the property and overseeing a $27
million renovation focused on enhancing the resort’s amenities and guest

Renovation plans include completely remodeled guest rooms and upgraded
two- and three-bedroom villas, a new lobby, new dining options, and a
redesigned pool and lagoon area serving as the centerpiece of the


“Following the renovation, Hawk’s Cay will be positioned as a world
class resort, appealing to families, couples and upscale groups,”
according to Northview Hotel Group Partner Simon Hallgarten.  “We are
excited to include Hawk’s Cay in our growing portfolio of properties.”



Hawk’s Cay Resort is located on Duck Key Island, approximately 60 miles
north of Key West and 90 miles south of Miami. The resort features 177
guest rooms and 297 privately owned villas, the majority of which
participate in a rental management program.  The resort also offers
25,000 square feet of meeting space and 10,000 square feet of retail and
office space.


“The upside potential of this property through its repositioning is
exceptional, given the range of possible value-enhancement
opportunities,” said Northview Hotel Group partner Mark Mance.  “We are
looking forward to starting the renovation work this coming summer, and
to a completion in early 2008.”


Amenities at Hawk’s Cay include five F&B outlets, a lounge, five
swimming pools, a 7,000 square foot spa, a full-service marina, tennis
courts and a children’s program.  The property offers world-class
fishing, snorkeling, parasailing, scuba diving other watersports, plus
“Dolphin Discovery,” a program that provides interactive and educational
dolphin experiences for guests.  The property has been independently
owned and operated for the past 24 years.