Harbor Closings During Powerboat Races This Week

The World Championship Offshore Power Boat Races will be held November 7th, November 9th and November 11th.

Race times: 1st race at 10am; 2nd race at 12:30pm; 3rd race at 2pm

On these three days, the Coast Guard will be closing Key West Harbor from 9:00am to 11:30am and from 12:30pm to approximately 4:00pm. We would like to inform you that the Coast Guard will not permit boat transportation between Sunset Key and Key West during the time the Key West Harbor is closed.

On race days, the Lil Princess will be making trips during the Harbor Openings from the Westin to Sunset Key at 8:45am, 11:45am and 12:15pm. The trips from Sunset Key to the Westin will be at 8:50am, 12:00pm and 12:20pm respectively. Please know that the 8:50am and 12:20pm run from Sunset Key will exercise sharp punctuality as to not interfere with the Coast Guard Harbor Closings.

Please call 305.294.4000 or email info@westinkeywestresort.com if you have any questions. Thanks!

Sunset Key Guest Cottages, A Westin Resort, Wins Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award

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Sunset Key Guest Cottages, A Westin Resort, ranked #15 in the 2012 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards “Top 40 Florida Resorts.”

Over 46,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers participated in the voting process, which scored resorts worldwide in the categories of rooms, service, food, location, design and activities. Sunset Key Guest Cottages received an overall score of score of 88.2, calculated from individual category scores of rooms (91.1), service (84.8), food (84.4), location (93.7), design (91.1) and activities (84).

In 2012, Sunset Key Guest Cottages introduced a new Spa Cabana on Sunset Key Beach where guests can enjoy the new Sunset Romance spa package, while indulging the senses in the authentic surroundings of an island oasis. For photos and information on The Spa at Sunset Key, please visit westinsunsetkeycottages.com/spa.

By Shannon Kennedy, Marketing Manager for Sunset Key Guest Cottages, A Westin Resort, and The Westin Key West Resort & Marina.

Special Rates for Key West Food & Wine Festival

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Attending the 2013 Key West Food & Wine Festival? How does 15% off your nightly rate sound? 15% off means more of your money can be spent on food, wine and good times!

Call 888.477.7786 and ask for rate code SETFOOD. Must present ticket to 2013 Key West Food & Wine Festival at check-in. Other restrictions apply.

LATITUDES & AURA JETS PARTNER TO PRESENT JET SET DINING ON SUNSET KEY

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Boca Raton-based Aura Jets has partnered with Latitudes on Sunset Key, located just off Key West, to make the preeminent Gulf-front restaurant’s exceptional dining experience accessible to bon vivants throughout the state of Florida.  With Aura’s nightly jet service, getting to dinner at Latitudes is now as much a part of the extraordinary dining experience as dinner itself.

With one simple reservation, guests can book dinner at Latitudes and a round-trip same-day private champagne flight from most any airport in Florida to Key West.  A car and driver will greet guests at Key West International Airport and expedite ground transportation to the restaurant at Sunset Key Guest Cottages, A Westin Resort.  Reservations include the very best table at the restaurant, perched on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico, and a dedicated attendant to orchestrate the entire dining experience.

“We are excited to partner with Latitudes to offer such an exclusive and unique opportunity,” says Rick Consolo, director of sales for Aura Jets.  “Our clientele expects the absolute highest level experience and we know that Latitudes is the perfect partner to deliver on those expectations.”

Jet Set Dining reservations are available to parties of two to six, require 24 hours notice and are subject to availability.  Price begins at $5,000.  Reservations can be made by calling 800.840.1995.

By Shannon Kennedy, Marketing Manager for Sunset Key Guest Cottages, A Westin Resort.

Sunset Key Now Offering “Intimate Weddings” Package

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Planning a traditional wedding is enough to drive a girl mad.

Colors – Peachy pink or pinky peach? Seating charts – You know Aunt Linda isn’t going to want to sit near Uncle Larry since the “incident.” Food – Chicken? Fish? Buffet? Plated? Wedding party – No way that’s getting chosen without hurting someone’s feelings.

Want to ditch all that and keep it simple? At Sunset Key, we think your wedding day should be about you!

To that end, we present our Intimate Wedding Package at Sunset Key, in cooperation with Aaron’s Key West Weddings.

Grab up to 10 of your family and friends and head down to Key West to get married island-style. Simple. Easy. No frills.

Did we mention that the entire package is less than our usual site fee?

That’s right – a wedding in Key West on a private island doesn’t have to break the bank!

Package price is $1535, inclusive of:

  • Marriage ceremony and officiant
  • Exclusivity on the beach of the private island, Sunset Key
  • Bouquet for bride
  • Boutonniere for groom
  • Photography (minimum of 100 high resolution digital images on a CD)
  • Local Knowledge

You can also add on live music and video for an additional fee.

We want to help make your special day one to remember. For more information, please contact us at 305.292.4366 or 305.293.8809.

Terms & Conditions: Package Valid Sunday through Thursday. Maximum of 10 people. Black out dates may apply. Expires December 2014. 

By Shannon Kennedy, Marketing Manager for Sunset Key Guest Cottages, A Westin Resort.

New Bento Boxes Now Available at The Spa at Sunset Key

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Spa Director Tracy McClellan and Latitudes Executive Chef Todd Holender have a special treat for you!

We are now offering a variety of Bento Boxes at The Spa at Sunset Key for $22 each.

These Bento Boxes are a great addition, as they are designed to enhance your spa experience and your overall health.

Tuna Roll Bento Box

Tuna roll w/wasabi, soy and pickled ginger; wakami salad; fresh berries and Florida citrus.

Smoked Salmon Bento Box

Cold smoked salmon, cucumber, wakami salad, fresh berries and Florida citrus.

Melon and Lump Crab Bento Box

Melon, lump crab, Prosciutto Di Parma with balsamic glaze, wakami salad, fresh berries and Florida citrus.

Vegetarian Summer Roll Bento Box

Vegetarian summer rolls, sweet chili sauce, wakami salad, fresh berries and Florida citrus.

Call 305.292.5370 to make your appointment at The Spa at Sunset Key during your Key West vacation!

Special Rates for AARP Members

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AARP members receive even more benefits at Sunset Key Guest Cottages, A Westin Resort. Stay with us on select dates and receive up to 15% off of our best available rates. Reserve your cottage today and enjoy a great discount that you deserve!

Call 888.477.7786 for information and reservations.  Note: Current AARP membership card is required upon check-in.

Terms & Conditions

Offer is valid at Sunset Key Guest Cottages, A Westin Resort. Must show valid AARP Membership card upon check-in to qualify for rate. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. Rates are per cottage, per night, based on availability at time of reservation and do not include additional per cottage, per night charges that may be imposed or state/local taxes. A limited number of cottages may be available at these rates. Offer not applicable to groups. Stay may not exceed seven nights. Not to be combined with other offers or promotions and subject to change. These offers are based on Starwood’s best available unrestricted retail rates. Offer is only valid for bookings made using RETIRE. For reservations not confirmed through this offer in advance, no savings will be applied upon departure. Not responsible for omissions or typographical errors. Void where prohibited by law. Starwood and Sunset Key Guest Cottages, A Westin Resort, reserve the right to discontinue this offer at any time.

“Paradise Perfected” Spa Package

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Restore your spirit at The Spa at Sunset Key with this exclusive package. Slip out of the everyday and into pure renewal.

Your Spa Package includes:

Call 888.477.7786 for information and reservations!

Two night minimum length of stay required.

*Based on minimum of 2 adults per stay.

Spa services are offered at The Spa at Sunset Key, and spa appointments must be made prior to arrival by calling 305.292.5370.

Terms & Conditions

•    Offer is only valid at Sunset Key Guest Cottages, A Westin Resort.
•    Includes two 50-minute spa services per stay, such as a facial or massage.
•    Includes breakfast for two daily at Latitudes or through room service.
•    Rates are based on two adults per stay.
•    Additional costs will be incurred for 3rd or 4th persons.
•    Additional restrictions and blackout dates may apply.
•    A limited number of cottages may be available at these rates.
•    Not responsible for omissions or typographical errors.
•    Starwood and Sunset Key Guest Cottages, A Westin Resort, reserve the right to discontinue this offer at any time.
•    Two (2) night minimum length of stay required.
•    Offer is only valid for new bookings made using promotion code LAPKG. For reservations not confirmed through this offer in advance, no savings will be applied upon departure.
•    Any unused portion of package components will be forfeited.
•    A stay is defined as consecutive nights at Sunset Key Guest Cottages, A Westin Resort, regardless of the number of check-ins/check-outs that may occur.
•    Rates are per cottage, per night, based on availability at time of reservation and do not include additional per cottage, per night charges that may be imposed or state/local taxes.
•    Offer not applicable to point stay redemptions, groups or with other special offers and is subject to change.
•    Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.
•    Void where prohibited by law.
•    Rates are payable in local currency.
•    Additional costs for recreational activities are not included in rate.

Special Rates for AAA Members

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AAA members receive even more benefits at Sunset Key Guest Cottages, A Westin Resort. Stay with us on select dates and receive up to 15% off of our best available rates. Reserve your cottage today and enjoy a great discount that you deserve!

Call 888.477.7786 for information and reservations.  Note: Current AAA membership card is required upon check-in.

Terms & Conditions

Offer is valid at Sunset Key Guest Cottages, A Westin Resort. Must show valid AAA Membership card upon check-in to qualify for rate. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. Rates are per cottage, per night, based on availability at time of reservation and do not include additional per cottage, per night charges that may be imposed or state/local taxes. A limited number of cottages may be available at these rates. Offer not applicable to groups. Stay may not exceed seven nights. Not to be combined with other offers or promotions and subject to change. These offers are based on Starwood’s best available unrestricted retail rates. Offer is only valid for bookings made using AUTOV. For reservations not confirmed through this offer in advance, no savings will be applied upon departure. Not responsible for omissions or typographical errors. Void where prohibited by law. Starwood and Sunset Key Guest Cottages, A Westin Resort, reserve the right to discontinue this offer at any time.

RENAISSANCE-ERA WIZARDRY MEETS MODERN DAY REVELRY WITH KEY WEST RESORTS’ HARRY POTTER PACKAGE

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The Westin Key West Resort & Marina, Sunset Key Guest Cottages and Mel Fisher Maritime Museum Partner to Present An Exclusive Look at Harry Potter Wizardry and a Peaceful Place for Muggles to Stay & Play

The Westin Key West Resort & Marina and sister property Sunset Key Guest Cottages, A Westin Resort, have partnered with the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in presenting the Harry Potter Package, sure to intrigue both wizards and muggles (aka mortals) alike. The package includes tickets to the only Harry Potter exhibit in America to include Renaissance-era artifacts like those used by Harry and his friends in the acclaimed Harry Potter books and movies.

The magic in the Harry Potter series is partially based on Renaissance traditions which played an important role in the development of Western science and medicine. To explore the link between Harry Potter and the history of science and medicine, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) has created a six-banner traveling exhibition: Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine (www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/harrypottersworld). Each banner covers an element of science or medicine, such as potions, monsters or herbology and describes the connection between its reference in the Harry Potter books and its actual historical orientation.

In Key West, the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum dramatically enhances the banner display with a collection of historically significant artifacts like those used by both Renaissance-era scientists and Harry and his friends. Such artifacts include real Bezoar stones; authentic cauldrons and serpent cups; and silver and gold platters, bars and coins. The museum’s exhibit also features Renaissance surgical tools recovered from the famous Atocha shipwreck – the kind of tools thought to have been used to examine monsters and fantastic beasts, and to practice the age old wizardry of alchemy!

The Mel Fisher Maritime Museum (http://www.melfisher.org) is the only museum in the country to show the exhibit with these precious artifacts. The NLM’s Harry Potter banner exhibit is otherwise traveling only to public libraries and universities.

The Harry Potter Package offered by The Westin Key West Resort & Marina and Sunset Key Guest Cottages includes:

–         Two nights’ accommodations

–         Two adult and two children’s tickets to the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum’s exclusive Harry Potter Exhibit

–         One $25 gift card to the Key West Toy Factory

–         Two adult cocktail certificates (at Jimmy’s Car Bar) and two children’s smoothie certificates, for a “potion” of choice at Sunset Celebration at The Westin Key West Resort & Marina

Package is available now through December 25, 2012 and January 6, 2013 – February 14, 2013. Package price starts at $460 for a traditional guestroom at The Westin Key West Resort & Marina and $1,212 for a two-bedroom gardenview cottage at Sunset Key Guest Cottages.

Call 888.477.7786 for information and reservations!