Cheeca Lodge & Spa Press and Awards

Cheeca Lodge Press Room

Welcome to the Press & Awards page for Cheeca Lodge. Be sure to visit this page often as we continue to update you on the latest Islamorada travel reviews, news, and opportunities. Find out what people are saying about Cheeca Lodge, the best waterfront resort in the Florida Keys.

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Recent Press: 

12 Last Minute Spring Break Trips To Book Right Now

Southern Living Magazine included Islamorada and Cheeca Lodge & Spa in their "12 Last Minute Spring Break Trips To Book Right Now" article. 

7 Reasons To Go The Florida Keys

Forbes online included Cheeca Lodge & Spa in their "7 Reasons to Go To The Florida Keys" article which highlights the $25 million renovation.

44 Islands and 42 Bridges: A Florida Keys Road Trip

The New York Times featured Cheeca Lodge and Resort in the roundup, “44 Islands and 42 Bridges: A Florida Keys Road Trip”. 

Hotel Executive

Israel Ferrer Appointed as Food & Beverage Director of Cheeca Lodge & Spa

One year after Hurricane Irma, Florida's travel industry recovers

USA Today featured Cheeca Lodge & Spa in the September Issue in an article entitled, “One year after Hurricane Irma, Florida's travel industry recovers”. Reporting on the Florida’s tourism one year after Irma, the piece highlights Cheeca’s renovation & new lobby lounge.

A Classic Reborn

The Boca Raton Observer featured Cheeca Lodge & Spa in the September Issue in an article entitled, “A Classic Reborn.” 

The Great Escape

Where Miami featured Cheeca Lodge & Spa in the September Issue article, “The Great Escape.” The article highlights the proximal destinations and best places to visit, leaving from Miami, and spotlights Cheeca as a top choice in Islamorada.

Keys patching up in time for spring and summer tourists.

Travel Weekly's article, “Keys patching up in time for spring, summer tourists showcases the property’s reopening, representing Islamorada, and highlights the renovations and Mia Cucina. 

Discover The Best Hidden Gem Destinations In Every State

Islamorada's Cheeca Lodge & Spa is one of the best-kept secrets in the Sunshine State...

The Best Weekend Getaways from Miami

"Adventurers will find easy access to sport fishing during their stay at the luxe Cheeca Lodge - reopening March 30 following Hurricane Irma renovations"

What's New in the Florida Keys for Meeting Planners

In Islamorada, the 27-acre, 214-unit oceanfront Cheeca Lodge & Spa will have 4,600 square feet of redesigned meeting space when it reopens March 30.

"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." - Cheeca General Manager Bob LaCasse. Click here to read about our Flag Raising Ceremony in Islamorada Times.

"Cheeca Lodge became a shelter for 80 first responders."

The resort may have closed to the public, but is proud to have hosted first responders in Islamorada

"Cheeca Lodge has everything you need for a low-key getaway."

Read about why rated us Top 5 Florida Keys Hotels that will ease you into island time. 

"Best of Florida!"

Deutsch sprechen? Read more about Cheeca's coverage in Germany's Beauty Talk magazine.

"Elegant, oceanside resort offers a bevy of onsite activities"

Check out Recommend Magazines favorite photos of Cheeca and why they found themselves wandering around admiring the most photo-worthy selfie stops!

"Today's traveler will find all their wishes fulfilled"

Read why Fort Lauderdale Daily thinks we add that extra charm to the Florida Keys.

"Served by the beach, a chance to enjoy the views of the ocean"

The best place to enjoy refreshing lemonade on a hot Summer day is at Cheeca Lodge - where it's historically served by the beach.

Congratulations to the 25th graduating class!

Cheeca Lodge is honored to host the 25th graduation ceremony of Leadership Monroe in our Sunrise Ballroom. We are proud to recognize Lisa Thornhill, Guest Experience Manager at Cheeca Lodge for graduating from this prestigious local program.

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"Memorable Events From Generation To Generation" - Southern Bride

Read why Southern Bride thinks Cheeca is the perfect spot for your wedding. 

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"Miami's Best Winter Getaways" - Travel & Leisure

Tom Austin thinks Cheeca is one of Miami's Best Winter Getaways in 2016...and we agree! 

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“22 Underrated American Places We Want To Spend More Time In" -

We agree that visiting Cheeca is the first "Must Do" in Islamorada! 

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"Resort Review: Cheeca Lodge & Spa" -

Taylor Morgan of Little Blonde Book shared a glowing review of her stay. Be sure to check out her amazing photos and video too! 

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"Florida Keys To Celebrate Earth Day In Dozens Of Off-Beat Ways" -

See what has to say about our upcoming Earth Day event! 

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"Travel and Allergies: What to Do When Animals Are on Board" - The New York Times

See how Cheeca has adapted to the needs of our guests by offering dog-friendly services on property for the first time in 70 years!

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“Are We There Yet? - Cheeca Lodge & Spa” - CraveOnline

Learn why travel writer Jenn Cox thinks Cheeca is the true “Queen of the Florida Keys”.

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“This Summer’s Best Getaways” - Wine Enthusiast

Wine Enthusiast Magazine highlights all of the amazing activities Cheeca has to offer and names it one of "This Summer's Best Getaways"

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"Mother's Day Getaways For Every Type Of Mom" - Healthy Travel Magazine

Read why the gift of travel - especially to Cheeca - is the the Mother's Day present ever. 

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"If it's good enough for Ray Liotta" -

Rachel Roberts just can't resist the giant breakfast pancakes and everything else at Cheeca. 

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"7 Favorite Properties of Past Presidents" - GlobalTraveler,com

See what famous U.S. Presidents have visited Cheeca Lodge and why we were their favorite! 

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"15 Family Vacations You Need to Take Your Kids on Before They Grow Up" - Redbook Magazine

See why Redbook Magazine ​thinks Cheeca the places you ought to take your kids to before they grow up.

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"Focus On Wellness: Healthy Meetings" - Smart Meetings

See what Smart Meetings has to say about our Paddle & Run competition for groups where teams launch glass-bottom sea kayaks, paddle around a 525-foot fishing pier and return to the beach. 

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"Find Spring Break Bliss in these 3 Florida Keys" - New York Post

Jennifer Ceaser of the New York Post named Cheeca one of the three best "Spring Break Bliss" destinations in the Florida Keys.

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Room Request! Cheeca Lodge - Dujor Magazine

Inside our Floridian resort beloved by presidents, chefs and celebrities

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"First Look - Sweetheart Deals" in City & Shore Magaize

Cheeca was featured in the “First Look” section which highlighted a curated collection of “Sweetheart Deals” centric to Valentine’s Day month. 

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2015 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

Cheeca Lodge & Spa is proud to be a 2015 Certificate of Excellence winner from 

"10 Reasons Why Islamorada Is Great for Kids" - Yahoo! Travel

See why Laura Bloom thinks Cheeca is great for kids! Check out the video and photos of Cheeca too! 

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"Where to Celebrate National Margarita Day" - Ingredients, Inc.

Our panoramic views and Blackberry Margarita are just two of the reasons why Cheeca is a great spot to celebrate National Margarita Day. 

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"What it's Like to Host the Leader of the Free World" -

See what our very own Communications Executive Julie Olsen had to share about the work that goes in to hosting Presidents. 

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"Five Hottest Winter Escapes of 2016" - Vogue

See why Vogue thinks Cheeca Lodge is the best place to stay in Islamorada, one of the Five Hottest Winter Escapes of 2016.

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"Romantic resorts in Florida, Caribbean and beyond for Valentine's" - Orlando Sentinel

Read about the romantic Valentine's Day "musts" at Cheeca Lodge & Spa highlighted in the Orlando Sentinel.

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"Take a Break From Winter Break: Best Getaways" - The Hollywood Reporter

Jordan Riefe of The Hollywood Reporter named Cheeca Lodge & Spa one of the "Best Winter Break Getaways". 

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