Hawks Cay Resort

In February 2007, a joint venture of Northview Hotel Group, Behringer Harvard and Five Star Realty acquired Hawks Cay Resort in the Florida Keys. The unique property sits on 59 acres and includes a 177-key hotel and 297 privately-owned villas. The property also includes a full-service 85-slip marina, retail and office space, 25,000 sf of meetings space, three gift shops, five F&B outlets, tennis courts, a kids’ club and an award-winning spa. NVHG Management oversaw daily operations on behalf of the joint venture.

In 2008-2009, Northview successfully completed a $42.0mm renovation of the resort, including a full remodel of all 177 guestrooms, substantial upgrades to the hotel’s HVAC system, public areas, amenities, landscape and hardscape, and major improvements to the hotel’s main pool and food and beverage outlets. In addition, Northview partnered with villa owners at the Resort, directing interior renovations on the majority of the units. The design team, selected by Northview Hotel Group, included HKS for architecture, EDSA for landscape architecture, and Design Directions for interior design.

Despite the recent economic downturn, the implementation of key operational strategies and post-renovation ramp-up of the Resort allowed Northview to generate exceptional top-line growth in the asset from 2010 to 2013. Northview sold the asset to a subsidiary of Carey Watermark Investors in October 2013.