This iconic, 27-acre luxury resort in the Florida Keys is officially reopening on March 30. Located in Islamorada, Cheeca Lodge & Spa is reopening after a 6-month closure due to the impact of Hurricane Irma.
The resort has undergone a $25 million renovation that touches every aspect of the resort, including the main lodge and all 214 guestrooms, suites and bungalows to meeting and event spaces, spa, multiple dining outlets and palm-fringed grounds.
Located in the main lodge, Cheeca’s 64 Premier King and Double Queen bedded suites cover 800 sq. ft., feature chic and comfy furniture, and are accented by teal window shutters, hand tufted area rugs and a curated gallery of abstract artwork representative of the destination. An expansive private lanai leads to spectacular ocean and island facing views alongside Cheeca’s signature, open-air spa tubs.
The resort’s oceanfront Islamorada Suite, also in the main lodge, spans over 1,400 sq. ft. and comes with a spacious living area with elevated furnishings and rich fabrics and a separate king-bedded sleeping quarter outfitted with a custom-designed headboard, stunning upholstery and forged iron wall sconces. A sweeping, fully furnished balcony looks out over the Atlantic Ocean. Additional amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, private outdoor soaking tub and ability to accommodate additional guests via an adjoining resort view king-bedded room suite.
Throughout its 27 acres, Cheeca offers 20 unique and versatile room types catering to a cross section of guests; from families to couples, golfers to corporate travelers. Additional room offerings include adult-only, king bedded beach bungalows, 1-bedroom suites and classic king and double queen bedded rooms, all of which have been renovated.
“Rich in history, the timeless property has been a staple in the Florida Keys since 1946 and we’re thrilled to reopen with a renovated and refreshed look and feel,” said Bob LaCasse, general manager of Cheeca Lodge & Spa, in a press release statement.
The resort will debut a new dining concept and new menus at Nikai Sushi Bar & Restaurant as well as Cheeca’s flagship restaurant, Atlantic’s Edge. The latter will offer island-inspired cuisine from Islamorada to Cuba, and Bahamas to Turks & Caicos. The property will also debut a new family-friendly Italian concept on March 30, Mia Cucina. The restaurant will open as a warm, Neapolitan pizzeria serving made-to-order, artisanal pizzas, pastas and salads. Additional new menu offerings will be featured at the Japanese-inspired Nikai Sushi Bar and Restaurant, which will serve fresh poke bowls, creative ramen dishes, tableside Robata grills, as well as tantalizing nigiri, sashimi, and specialty rolls.
The Spa at Cheeca Lodge and Spa Island, which houses the adults-only heated lap pool and poolside cabanas complete with butler service, will open with a new treatment menu inspired by the sea that surrounds it. The completely revitalized 5,700-sq.-ft. space will encompass seven treatment rooms, including two facial rooms, a wet room with Vichy shower, hydrotherapy facilities including a steam room and showers and fully equipped fitness center.
The resort will also unveil a brand-new oceanfront pool in May 2018. Offering poolside lounges and new cabanas, accessible to all guests, this oceanfront pool will expand Cheeca’s aquatic offerings to three on-property pools. Also being introduced in May is a second Tiki Bar, fittingly named South 25. The oceanview bar will feature all-day casual dining options including mouthwatering lobster grilled cheese and fresh fish tacos.
Welcome back rates will begin at $159. For more information, visit cheeca.com.