Thursday, February 21, 2013
New IBIS BAY Beach Resort Brings 1950s Key West Style To 21st Century Traveler
Thanks to the vision and commitment of former New York ad executive Chris Holland, Key West's biggest eyesore has been transformed into its biggest 'site' for sore eyes — the new IBIS BAY Beach Resort! Now just two years after buying the struggling former-Blue Lagoon Motel, IBIS BAY guests enjoy redesigned rooms, new furnishings, new landscaping, the popular new Stoned Crab restaurant that specializes in stone crab and a new dock for fresh daily deliveries from local fishermen.
IBIS BAY has quickly become a favorite among travelers and locals and is already having a big impact on the local community through the many events and fundraisers it hosts. As the island's only beach resort to embrace Key West's Cuban history, IBIS BAY stands alone as both a resort and a destination. Holland is all about authentic travel, and he fuses his personal design aesthetic with the island's classic 1950s style to create a fun, unique Key West destination.
"We don't want to be the Ritz Carlton and have that hotel chain sameness because it's so boring!" Holland said. "We provide travelers with unique experiences that allow them to enjoy the Key West of the 1950s while utilizing the advantages of modern technology to ensure a fun-packed stay. Our Fun Desk booking service is Key West's one-stop shop for the island's best dining, shopping, adventures, tours and rentals. We're not going for Palm Beach, we're going for Jimmy Buffet."
The new local favorite Stoned Crab restaurant, located on the IBIS BAY property, offers true boat-to-table seafood with daily deliveries of fresh stone crab, lobster and other locally caught delicacies that go right from the dock to the kitchen.
With rooms starting at just $179 per night, IBIS BAY maintains the classic Key West feel while including all the modern amenities and technologies that travelers expect. Guests can arrange all sorts of Key West adventures, watersports, tours and bar crawls at IBIS BAY's Fun Desk, the ultimate stop for all things fun in Key West. The design aesthetic harkens to classic 1950s Miami/Havana, contrasting with the HDTVs in every room and free Wi-Fi throughout the entire property. Visit www.ibisbayresort.com for more info.