It’s been 20 years since a new hotel opened in Old Town, Key West. Over that same time period, dozens of high-rise hipster hotels have, literally, squeezed out the sun along Miami’s South Beach. Happily, things haven’t changed that much down at Mile Marker Zero in the “Conch Republic” and that’s just the way visitors like it. However, guests looking for something a bit more upscale will be delighted with the debut of The Marker Waterfront Resort Key West.
Named in honor of the famous mile markers that lead the way to the southernmost city in the continental USA, The Marker Waterfront Resort is located at the foot of William Street, just steps from the waterfront boardwalk and legendary Duval Street and Mallory Square.
The Marker reflects Key West’s history, tradition and unique character yet has all the modern amenities and sophistical glamour of contemporary vacation destinations without the crowds or the paparazzi. From the moment one enters the resorts’ lush, two acres of tropical paradise and ascends the grand staircase to the lobby, the dazzling combination of iconic Key West architecture and eye-catching contemporary artwork will astound the senses. The Marker epitomizes the laid-back Key West lifestyle and guests will experience that “exhale moment” which says the vacation has truly begun.
The resort hosts 96 state-of-the-art, Wi-Fi equipped, guestrooms swathed in luscious blue, cream and gold color-schemes with soothing dark woods. Each room has floor-to-ceiling windows with sliding doors that lead to a private balcony. The oversized guest baths all feature signature bathrobes, personal soaking tubs and upscale amenities from Key West Aloe, a luxurious hometown favorite. Extra touches, such as Keurig coffeemakers and curated in-room market/mini bars, make this vacation getaway feel like home. What’s more, The Marker offers a variety of room types including spacious adjoining rooms with two queen-size beds, perfect for families with children or groups of friends traveling together.
With three swimming pools, including the adults-only oasis, plus an open-air bar and restaurant, fitness center and proximity to all of Key West’s main attractions, The Marker is definitely raising the bar among those exclusive resorts overlooking the harbor in Old Town. Guests can soak in the spectacular views and soft sea breezes from their own private balcony – the perfect vantage point for the best of Key West.
The Marker offers a separate building known as The Harbor House for meetings and special events. Tucked away next to the adults-only pool and surrounded by verdant gardens, The Harbor House is an ideal choice for a small conference or seminar, a destination wedding or any special milestone celebration. With a wraparound porch and three walls of windows surrounding 1400 square feet of function space, The Harbor House offers the perfect venue for business or pleasure.
Of course, a party is never far away in Key West. The Marker’s guests can “let their hair down” and visit all of famous Key West watering-holes – taking part in a pub crawl (or two) right in the neighborhood. At the same time, The Marker understands that guests will also appreciate the deep-rooted legacy of art and culture in Key West. From Ernest Hemingway to Tennessee Williams, Winslow Homer to James Audubon, some of America’s most significant authors, playwrights and artists have been inspired by the island’s natural wonder. Today, Key West remains home to a vibrant community of contemporary artists who ensure that its’ storied arts and literary history will continue to thrive. The Marker is proud to showcase some of the finest up and coming local artists throughout the resort each month.
Poised on the pristine waterfront of historic Old Town, The Marker heralds a new and refreshing approach to the Florida Keys vacation lifestyle – blending classic elegance with an understated air of contemporary sophistication. However, don’t worry! All those iconic Key West locales from days gone by are just steps away. Come back to Key West and find out why The Marker is bringing the best of both worlds together.
For more information or to book reservations, visit www.themarkerkeywest.com or call 1-844-229-8312.
About The Marker Resort
The Marker Resort, Old Town Key West’s first new-build resort in 20 years, is ideally located on the Historic Key West Harbor at 200 William Street, just steps from lively Duval Street. This modern, waterfront resort offers a hidden sanctuary of lush tropical grounds, three saltwater pools and an open-air restaurant and bar for al fresco dining. Each of the resort’s 96 spacious and luxuriously appointed guestrooms feature a private balcony, unexpected design flourishes and Key West-inspired touches, including a collection of art, books and local amenities. It is owned by LaSalle Hotel Properties and managed by Highgate Hotels. For more information or to book reservations, visit www.themarkerkeywest.com or call 1-844-229-8312.