The subtropical island resort underwent a $50 million construction project to repair damage caused by Irma. The property’s owners, Carey Watermark Investors, used the opportunity to enhance the property’s appeal to travelers.
“After Hurricane Irma we didn’t just look at recovering from the storm,” said Hawks Cay Managing Director Sheldon Suga. “That would have been the quickest and easiest way to do this, but it was an opportunity for us to reimagine Hawks Cay.”
Among enhancements guests are to experience, completely renovated rooms, two new restaurants and a new oceanfront, adults-only relaxation area with pool, food and beverage facilities called Oasis Cay. The resort’s 177 hotel rooms will boost the Keys lodging inventory to 90 percent operational following the Sept. 10, 2017, tropical cyclone, Keys tourism officials said.