INTRODUCING KEY LARGO’S NEWEST BEACHFRONT OASIS: BAKER’S CAY RESORT, CURIO COLLECTION BY HILTON
The upscale resort is slated to open fall 2018, offering travelers a new destination for unexpected and authentic experiences
Key Largo, FLA. — Carved into Key Largo’s most lush and secluded region on the island, Baker’s Cay Resort is set to debut this fallas part of delivering a timeless resort with contemporary appeal and preeminent style. This exclusive beachfront destination embodies a casual, upscale aesthetic, drawing inspiration from the Florida Keys’ natural splendor and charm.,
Located on the Gulf side of the Overseas Highway, this beachfront resort is tucked away on 13 acres of lush tropical groves and provides exclusive access to one of the most secluded white-sand beaches in the area. Situated on a former pineapple plantation previously owned by the hotel’s namesake Captain Ben Baker, Baker’s Cay Resort has extravagance seeping through its roots and pays homage to the historical notion that pineapples serve as a symbol of hospitality and elegance through its sophisticated touches and amenities.
“From the moment guests’ step onto the property, they are surrounded by nature and the undiluted pleasures of the Florida Keys,” said Joy Boyd, general manager, Baker’s Cay Resort Key Largo. “We set out to create an experience centered on the feeling of being transported to an island setting with inherent natural splendor and local character. Whether enjoying downtime in a sun-filled guest room, wading in the water just off our beach, or sipping a cocktail at Dry Rocks, our beachfront bar with an expansive outdoor deck, each moment is filled with the authenticity and beauty that make the Keys such a beloved destination.”
As the first Curio Collection hotel in Key Largo, the 200-guestroom resort will join a portfolio of 50+ one-of-a-kind properties handpicked for their unique character and embodies the spirit of the island through its design and curated amenities. Designed by California-based Powerstrip Studios, Baker’s Cay Resort boastscompelling design integrations with hand carved wood furnishings, wicker seating, timeless metalwork and crisp white and textured finishes that radiantly pop. Carrying the authentic Keys experience through every touchpoint, the resort has partnered with Lather® to create a unique bath amenity scent that incorporates local Keez-Beez® Honey and citrus infusions.
When guests aren’t floating the day away or soaking up the sun, they can rejuvenate at the resort’s Aveda Salon or relish in an extensive list of amenities, inclusive of, two swimming pools enhanced by a waterfall grotto, a library with reading nooks and a hammock-lined garden. For the outdoorsy and active traveler, the innovative programming at the resort will offer something for all ages, spanning across wellness, sustainability, informational workshops, watersports and more. Specifically, programming planned at Baker’s Cay Resort includes a children’s eco-educational program, volleyball tournaments, snorkeling, dockside catch and release fishing, exclusive seaplane day trips to Key West, beachside yoga and more.
Under the leadership of Executive Chef Andy Papson, the Baker’s Cay Resort culinary team will leverage the abundance of local ingredients, to create several new dining and craft cocktail experiences that feature fresh, flavorful menus to befit their distinctive settings. Guests are welcome to begin and end the day at Calusa, an indoor/outdoor Cajun-Caribbean-inspired restaurant that showcases panoramic views of the bay. From day to night, live music and fire pits complement the upscale beach atmosphere found at Dry Rocks, the ultimate seaside hideaway for guests to savor the island’s best tequila and revel in the late-night fishing tales. To round out the dining varieties, The Pool Bar, poolside food truck and the beachfront Tiki Bar each offering fresh-from-the-grill favorites and ice-cold cocktails.
A nod to its commitment to eco-consciousness and local sustainability, Baker’s Cay Resort is leading eco-waste efforts through various reduce, reuse and recycle initiatives. As of March 2018, the property was the first resort in the Florida Keys to commit to Reef Relief’s “Skip the Straw” campaign, eliminating the use of single plastic straws on-site. In addition, the resort will partner with The Everglades Foundation, Coral Reef Restoration Foundation and Tomorrow’s Reef for responsible community support and educational programming.
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About Baker’s Cay Resort:
Set to debut in fall 2018, Baker’s Cay Resort is perfectly situated on a former pineapple plantation with access to one of the most secluded white-sand beaches in the area. Set to boast a fresh tropical look, locals and guests alike will enjoy an array of new amenities and programming including 200 nautical-theme suites with unmatched bay vistas, five dining outlets including a beachside tequila and taco hideaway, and 17,000 square-feet of meeting space including a grand lawn and two expansive ballrooms with panoramic views of the sea and sunset. Other outdoor features include a lush, winding nature trail lined with hidden beach retreats, two alluring swimming pools with a waterfall grotto, and boating dock with parking.
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