A new era of luxury accommodations will debut in the Florida Keys in early 2019 with the opening of Isla Bella Beach Resort. Located on Knights Key in Marathon, Florida, at the threshold of the iconic Seven Mile Bridge, Isla Bella will be the crown jewel of developer Pritam Singh & The Singh Company’s hospitality portfolio, the culmination of over thirty years of real estate and hospitality development in the Florida Keys.
Set on 24 acres of lush tropical landscaping, the 199-guestroom luxury resort will hold the distinction of being the first full-service luxury hotel in Marathon, the single largest newly built private waterfront hotel or resort in all the keys and the first new resort build since Hurricane Irma impacted the destination in 2017. In addition to nearly one mile of private beach, this destination resort will boast; elevated design, a full-service spa, four food & beverage concepts, five swimming pools, over 24,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space, a marketplace, fitness centre, on-site water sports, fishing pier, marina and stunning Atlantic Ocean views from all 199 rooms and suites.
Isla Bella Beach Resort will deliver unprecedented luxury in a world-class location, just over two hours from Miami and one hour from Key West, Florida, meeting travellers’ growing demands for modern luxury accommodations in the Keys. Isla Bella is poised to deliver an authentic, relaxing and unforgettable experience that redefines south Florida luxury travel. Upon arrival, a tropical garden of over 1,000 palm trees and lush native foliage winds through the grounds leading each guest into paradise. The resort features a fresh and contemporary interior design that’s inspired by the distinct beauty of the coral cay archipelago that makes up the Florida Keys’ seamlessly blended with a touch of coastal Mediterranean style. The public areas of the hotel are designed to bring the outside in through unobstructed, panoramic Atlantic Ocean views that are complemented by sun-soaked sand and earth tones, natural wood and eclectic modern furnishings that one may find in a luxuriously, well-appointed beach house.
A transformative arrival experience continues as guests enter the lobby and are greeted by ocean views and a veranda from which to survey their new home away from home. From the lobby, guests can choose to retreat to their guestroom, slip into one of five oceanfront swimming pools, relax on a 200-foot private sandy beach, enjoy a meal at one of four diverse dining outlets or rejuvenate at Il Mare Spa. Service is intuitive and amenities abundant, in the form of elegant fire pits, beachside games to the likes of bocce, croquet and oversized chess, hammocks, complimentary bicycles, on-site watersports, guided fishing expeditions and more.
Guestrooms & suites:
Three-story residential style structures span the property’s 24 acres and feature classic Keys design elements in the form of decorative archways, reclaimed ship wood, clapboard exteriors and open breezeways emphasizing the beauty of indoor-outdoor living and the surrounding ocean. The property features 199 contemporary and stylish accommodations, including 108 luxe guestrooms, each over 550 sq. ft., and 92 one-five bedroom suites, each with over 9’ ceilings, spa-like bathrooms, unobstructed south-facing ocean views and a private outdoor living space ranging between an additional 80-140 sq. ft., outfitted with lounge-style furnishings. Suites will feature a separate living area with a pullout queen sleeper sofa that can be combined with adjoining rooms to accommodate up to 14 people depending on the desired room combination. A number of suites will also feature a fully equipped kitchen. Singh’s signature design moniker of blending timeless with tradition is evident in each guestroom where modern-meets-classic coastal motifs create a warm and inviting authentic Florida Keys aesthetic. A tiled entryway exudes a residential vibe while a delicate balance of rich ivory painted wood furnishings and plush bedding is accented by ocean blues and turquoise fabrics, woven wicker, nautical themed décor and locally sourced artwork that draws inspiration from the Keys’ natural environment. Additional guestroom amenities include high-speed Wi-Fi, keyless entry, Innspire guest technology, on-demand minibars and luxurious bath amenities.
Food & beverage + social spaces:
Featuring a collection of four unique food and beverage outlets, Isla Bella will offer a taste for every palate. Each space will lend itself to an alfresco dining experience allowing guests and locals alike to enjoy everything from a formal sit-down dinner to a quick bite set against a beautiful oceanfront backdrop and the warm south Florida sun. Pizza on the beach, cocktails by a firepit, snacks beside the pool – all topped off with a classic Florida Keys sunset.
Il Postino: open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant will be a Neapolitan-style Italian restaurant that serves up hand-made, Neapolitan pizza from a traditional wood-fired oven and fresh pastas alongside modern-day interpretations of classic Keys cuisine. Guests can enjoy cocktails and conversation at the bar, a romantic dinner in the dining room or an oceanside table on the expansive outdoor patio. The name pays homage to the former post office that existed on Knights Key dating back to 1906.
The Beach Bar: dig your toes in the sand with a cocktail in hand at this beachside enclave just steps from the sparkling Atlantic Ocean. A menu of fresh seafood and other treats will pair perfectly with the cocktails and the view along with a side of daily live music entertainment.
The Burger Palace: located adjacent to Isla Bella’s main pool, The Burger Palace is a made-to-order casual eatery offering gourmet burgers and sliders, grilled to perfection.
Manatee Bay Marketplace: a hub of social activity, this multi-purpose setting will serve as a quaint café and waterfront coffee shop as well as the resort’s signature store featuring a finely curated shopping experience. Manatee Bay Marketplace will also be the starting point for which guests can choose a watersport adventure or aquatic activity.
Meeting & events:
The possibilities are endless at Isla Bella when it comes to planning the perfect group incentive, meeting, event or wedding on both a large and small scale. From a dedicated indoor meeting centre to a plethora of nontraditional outdoor venues, the sky is the limit and the ocean sets the stage to inspire every host and attendee. The resort’s world-class location lends itself to incorporating memorable experiences into each day, from team building activities like a brainstorm session on the pier to spectacular sailing, fishing, snorkelling, diving and adrenaline pumping water sports.
Hibiscus Center; featuring 4,000 sq. ft. designated and versatile event space, the Hibiscus Center will offer breakout room capabilities in the form of Hibiscus North (320 sq. ft.,) and Hibiscus South (320 sq. ft.) each of which will feature cutting-edge technology, intuitive service and creative catering in a modern indoor and outdoor setting. Nontraditional venues for meetings and events include; Lobby Deck (736 sq. ft.,) Pelican Point Marina (2,000 sq. ft.,) Main Pool Deck (3,000 sq. ft.,) The Dunes (2,400 sq. ft.,) Sand Cove Beach (3,000 sq. ft.,) Town Square (5,600 sq. ft.) and Sunset Dock.
Il Mare Spa:
This 4,000 sq. ft. tranquil and luxurious full-service spa will feature a serene relaxation room and six dedicated treatment rooms for which to enjoy a menu of signature treatments for both women, men and couples. Slip further into paradise with a visit to the steam room, a custom facial or an outdoor treatment where the subtle sounds of ocean waves personify relaxation.
A 1,000 sq. ft. Fitness Center is adjacent to Il Mare Spa and offers the latest in fitness technology for a full-body or cardio workout. The space will be outfitted in state of the art Peloton treadmills and bicycles alongside a range of free weights and other exercise equipment.
Isla Bella Beach Resort is located at MM 47, at the entryway of Marathon’s iconic Seven Mile Bridge and two hours from Miami and one hour from Key West. Nestled on Knight’s Key, the 24-acre resort enjoys a private shoreline and unparalleled views of both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. It is conveniently located minutes from the Marathon International Airport alongside the best attractions, dining and experiences the Middle Keys have to offer.