APR 2018

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A P R I L 2 0 1 8 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 57 F L O R I D A den-view units and one pool. Its remaining 45 units and resort amenities, including beach accessibility, are to reopen by spring 2019. A 1,500-square-foot meeting space can be booked at the three-acre bayside Angler House Marina, which accommodates up to 100 par- ticipants and has a two-story Tiki hut with the Canoe Club bar. Little Basin Villas offers nine waterfront vacation rentals for corporate and fishing groups of up to 54. Marathon In Marathon, the 126-acre Florida Keys Coun- try Club, which has an 18-hole golf course, is developing its new $100 million Florida Keys Resort hotel, convention and entertainment complex at mile marker 50. The target comple- tion date for the first phase, to include a two- story 98-room hotel and 18 villas, each with its own pool, is spring 2019. A 14,000-square- foot entertainment complex is to include a 5,000-square-foot convention area and golf learning center. A new 80-room Hampton Inn Marathon is set to open in mid-May. Another oceanside property is being built near the Seven Mile Bridge is to open in 2019, with 199 rooms. On Duck Key, the 60-acre Hawks Cay Resort, a AAA Four Diamond property and Preferred Hotel Group Lifestyle Collection member, partially reopened in March, with 100 villas and its Calm Waters Spa. The main hotel, with 177 guest rooms, will reopen this summer and planners can book the proper- ty's 20,000 square feet of oceanfront meeting space, which accommodates 450, beginning Sept. 1. Key West In Key West, nearly all properties are open. Havana Cabana Key West Hotel, the former Inn at Key West, opened April 1, Parrot Key Resort reopens June 1 and Key West Bayside Inn & Suites is scheduled to open in the fall. Sunset Green, a new 12,105-square-foot event venue located between The Gates Hotel Key West and 24 North Hotel on the north side of the island, provides entertainment for up to 800 seated or 1,200 standing guests. The lawn is designed to host receptions, concerts, movie nights, yoga classes and lawn games. On Stock Island, the 20-acre Oceans Edge Key West Hotel & Marina has a new 575-square- foot conference space for up to 12 people and a Two southern Florida properties, Solé on the Ocean in Sunny Isles, just north of Miami Beach, and Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, offer deluxe, boutique-style options for smaller meetings and special events. Both are part of the Noble House Ho- tels & Resorts portfolio. "Solé on the Ocean's meeting spaces enjoy stunning ocean or skyline views where at- tendees are truly pampered by our friendly staff," said Matt Trahan, vice president of op- erations for Noble House Hotels & Resorts. "A new waterfront restaurant and a pristine beach ensure that guests return year after year. The beautiful Sunny Isles community is perfect for sightseeing, shopping and dining. We are excited to have added this lovely re- sort to our portfolio." The 156-room ocean-side Pelican Grand Beach Resort has its own private beach and Fort Lauderdale's only Lazy River. There are more than 100 oceanside suites with balconies, a fitness center, beachside dining at OCEAN2000, the O2K Lounge and The Emporium ice cream parlor at this fami- ly-friendly resort. "Pelican Grand is one of the only resorts located directly on the beach, without roads and busy A1A between the rooms and the water, which is extremely unique among Fort Lauderdale meeting and event facili- ties," said Heidi Dennis, general man- ager of Pelican Grand Beach Resort. "Our spaces, whether looking at the rooftop, Atlantic Terrace or the 11th floor Ocean View Ballroom, all boast amazing views and are ideal for everything from intimate meetings and group curriculums to incentive programs, successful board meetings and executive retreats." You can take care of business at Pelican Grand Beach Resort, too. It offers more than 7,000 square feet of meeting and ban- quet space in two ballrooms, an additional meeting room, an executive boardroom, a hospitality suite, two attractive terraces and a veranda. State-of-the-art A/V equipment is available, as are customized catering options. Solé on the Ocean offers all the nightlife, great shopping and beach romance that comes with this special locale. The property is bathed in soft colors and shows artistic flair. Each of the resort's 215 rental condo- minium apartments has a private terrace and floor-to-ceiling windows, and the property can provide up to 6,500 square feet of meet- ing space in two ballrooms, a boardroom and a corner office. Kirkland, Wash.-based Noble House owns and/or operates 18 upscale boutique hotels, including a half-dozen in Florida, with more than 2,300 rooms. n B R E A K O U T S P O T L I G H T : Contact:,, Solé on the Ocean Solé on the Ocean and Pelican Grand Beach Resort ➤

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