Following a multi-million-dollar renovation, The Reach Key West has made its debut as the latest addition to Hilton’s upscale Curio Collection.
The reimagined 150-room resort, owned by Park Hotels & Resorts, is located on the only natural sand beach at the southernmost tip of the continental U.S. in Key West.
The resort has also added a new oceanfront restaurant and bar, The Four Marlins, with a modernized design that includes an open-air wood deck. The restaurant is named after a famous photo of Ernest Hemingway on a fishing trip with his family in Key West, which hangs prominently on the arrival gallery wall. Its design is inspired by tropical island fishing lodges from the 1930s, and its menu highlights locally sourced ingredients, from the freshest local fish and seafood to steaks and chops.
“The Reach Key West is a highly anticipated addition to our portfolio of handpicked, one-of-a-kind hotels, which continues to grow substantially in South Florida,” said Jenna Hackett, global head, Curio Collection by Hilton in a press release statement. “The unique spirit and essence of Key West is thoughtfully channeled at The Reach Key West, influenced by the island’s rich culture, history, art and cuisine.”
Keeping its original name, which references the nautical term “reaching,” meaning a relaxed point of sail, the redesign takes its inspiration from the island’s natural beauty. Nautical elements and maritime references abound throughout the property, which also showcases the work of local artists such as the larger-than-life “Gypsy Chicken” mural painted by local Cuban American muralist, street artist and painter David “DaveL” Lavernia.
The Reach continues its partnership with onsite activity vendor Barefoot Billy’s, providing adventure-seekers with a wide range of activities, including island jet ski tours, snorkeling and eco-friendly coral reef exploration. It has also partnered with award-winning resident sand sculptor, Marianne van den Broek, who transforms the beach into an art gallery with her popular sand sculpting workshops.
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