“Old Glory” Flies Again Over Cheeca Lodge & Spa

‘Old Glory’ Flies Again Over Cheeca Lodge & Spa in the Florida Keys

Islamorada Community Helps Cheeca Celebrate Hurricane Recovery Efforts with Flag Raising Ceremony

ISLAMORADA, FL (October 2, 2017) – Cheeca Lodge & Spa proudly celebrated its ongoing recovery efforts in an impromptu flag raising ceremony at the iconic resort’s entrance at MM82 oceanside in Islamorada at 10:30am Friday, September 29, 2017.

“We’re proud to raise our flag again and celebrate the progress we’re making in our recovery,” said Cheeca General Manager Bob LaCasse. “We’re grateful to be part of this unique island community and would like to give special thanks to Monroe County for all of their amazing support before, during and after the storm,” he added.

At Friday’s ceremony, the Islamorada Fire Department who assisted Cheeca in its flagpole repair, the Monroe County Sherriff’s Office, and other members of the community joined Cheeca as it proudly raised its flag again and celebrated another step in its ongoing recovery. The resort is planning a series of spirited celebrations to inspire its team members and strengthen morale along the way. Please visit Cheeca’s Facebook page for pictures and video of the celebration. For downloadable high res photos visit https://app.box.com/s/gkiws3z0il3o1xbpugaayf2bo7r4b6q2.

While Irma damaged Cheeca’s iconic pier, beach and grounds, its buildings remain intact and recovery is moving full steam ahead. There are currently over 300 remediation specialists and contractors on-site working side by side with Cheeca’s entire management team and employees who remain on staff until the resort reopens. The resort is targeting an opening date in the first quarter of 2018 and will be announcing a targeted date in the coming weeks.

Cheeca Lodge & Spa has weathered many storms in its illustrious 70+ year history, and this one is no different. Plans are underway to come back bigger, better and stronger than ever, and the resort can’t wait to welcome guests and the local community back as soon as possible.

Please note the Cheeca’s phones are not yet operational. For more information, please www.cheeca.com or call 305-504.3068.

About Cheeca Lodge & Spa:   Cheeca offers 214 guestrooms and suites. In addition to the 525 ft. iconic wooden fishing pier, the hotel also boasts a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, expanded spa with 11 treatment rooms, Tahitian-style lagoon and adults-only lap pool, expansive retail space, a rooftop restaurant, bar and deck, and Camp Cheeca children’s environmental activity program. One of the most popular rooms is the George Bush Presidential Suite filled with priceless photos and mementos that were donated by the former President. Three distinct dining options showcase the region’s emphasis on local fare with an international twist, while West Indies décor and a spirited tradition inspire the resort’s ever-gracious service.