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Monday, December 17, 2018

Insights The Weekly Lodging Newsletter December 17, 2018

The Weekly Lodging  Newsletter

December 17, 2018
In This Issue
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Advertising Opportunities for your Business
The Lodging Association has many opportunities available to members that will help get your business in the spotlight.  Call the office today to take advantage of the following opportunities.

Ad Blast to the Members:  Send us a Jpeg Advertisement for your business and it will be sent to our contact list. 
Cost:  Single Blast: 
$50  Members
$65  Non-Members

Luncheon Sponsorship: Sponsors will be listed in Insights Newsletter with a brief description of business, Recognition on the Luncheon Invite & Agenda, Ability to address the general membership about your business at the beginning of the luncheon (3-5 min), and the ability to provide handouts / literature to the attendees. 
Cost:  $ 200
Interested in getting your attraction or tour out to visitors in Key West?
Join Our Rack Card Program!
Rack Cards
We are offering a 15% off discount for new rack customers joining this summer! Contact for more information!

Cruise Ship Calendar
Dec 17 - Volendam (OM) 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Rotterdam (B) 11:00 am -6:00 pm
Dec 18 - Victory (B) 7:30 am-1:30 pm
Disney Magic (OM) 6:15 am-5:00 pm
Sirena (M) 8:00 am-6:00 am
Dec 19 - Majesty (B) 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Insignia (M) 7:30 a-4:50 pm
Dec 20 - Disney Magic (B) 6:45 am -3:45 pm
Silver Spirity (OM) 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Dec 21 - Infinity (OM) 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Dec 22 - Azamara Journey (M) 8:00 am-4:50 pm
Dec 23 - Oosterdam (B) 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Rhapsody (OM) 11:00 am-6:00 pm
Dec 24 - Rotterdam (B) 11:00 am-6:00 pm
Dec 25 - Costa Deliziousa (B) 8:00 am -4:00 pm
Dec 26 - Infinity (B) 7:00 am-5:00 pm
Brilliance (OM) 7:00 am -2:00 pm
Dec 27 - Norwegian Sky (B) 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Dec 28 - Sensation (B) 7:30 am -1:30 pm
Infinity (OM) 7:00 am -5:00 pm
Viking Sun (M) 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Dec 29 - Disney Magic (B) 6:45 am- 3:45 pm
Reflection (OM) 7:00 am -5:00 am
Dec 30 - Equinox (B) 7:00 am-5:00 pm
Dec 31 - Rotterdam (B) 11:00 am -6:00 pm

Association Events:

Annual Awards Banquet:
February 8, 2019

Golf Tournament:
March 24, 2018

Community Calendar 
December 19, 2018 Third Annual Custom House Holiday Concert & Bazaar
The Key West Art & Historical Society hosts the third annual event, 5-9 p.m., at the historic Custom House Museum, 281 Front St. Highlights are to include performances by musicians and choirs, local artisans showcasing their wares, a light show and "selfies" with Santa. Visit or call 305-295-6616. Open and free to the public.

December 23, 2018 Holiday Jazz in the Gardens
Free .Festive outdoor jazz performance at the Gardens Hotel. Cash bar & large wine selection. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

December 28 & 29, 2018 59th Annual Key West House and Garden Tour
Presented by the Old Island Restoration Foundation, the annual self-guided tours from 3-7 p.m. each day showcase festively dressed Key West homes and gardens. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 day-of-tour. Proceeds benefit the foundation's museum and programs. Visit or call 305-294-9501.
December 31, 2018 Annual Key West Dachshund Walk
Frost-free Key West becomes a "wiener wonderland" when about 200 dachshunds and their owners take a noontime New Year's Eve stroll through the island's picturesque downtown. Spectators can watch the fun and meet the canine participants on Fleming Street between Whitehead and Duval streets.
December 31, 2018 Key West New Year's Eve Celebrations
Conch Shell Drop at Sloppy Joes, 305.296.2388.
Red High Heal with Drag Queen Drop at Bourbon St. Pub, 305.293.9800
New Year's Eve Dockside Bash on the Shooner America 2.0
Pirate Wench Drop at Historic Seaport, 305.292.3302
Key Lime Wedge in Margarita Glass at the Ocean Key Resort, 305.296.7701
Road Work Report for the Key West

Upcoming Work on Current Projects
Roadway Construction Project: SR 5/US 1 /Overseas Highway from west of N Johnson Road Mile Marker (MM) 19.804 to east of Bow Channel Bridge MM 20.598 and west of Kemp Channel MM 23.101 to east of Niles Channel MM 26.265 

Project Start: June 2018  

Estimated Projected Completion: January 2019
PLANNED CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY: Daytime shoulder closures and lane shifts to occur over the next few

SHOULDER CLOSURES: There will be daytime isolated shoulder closures and lane shifts in both northbound and southbound directions, to accommodate pedestrian bridge railing installation, over the next couple of weeks. This work will occur between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m

Roadway Construction Project:  SR 5/US 1 /Overseas Highway from Ohio-Bahia Honda Channel to Seven Mile Bridge between MM 38.647 and MM 39.993  

Project Start: June 2018  

Estimated Projected Completion: December 2018 
PLANNED CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY: Shoulder closures to occur this week.
SHOULDER CLOSURES: There will be daytime shoulder closures in both northbound and southbound directions, to accommodate shoulder widening. This will occur between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. this week.  

Bridge Rehabilitation Project: SR 5/US 1/Overseas Highway/New Seven Mile Bridge (Moser Channel) (MM 40 to MM 46.8)

Project Start: April 2017

Estimated Projected Completion: October 2019

PLANNED CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY: There are no planned construction activities at this time. However, please note that effective Monday, December 24, all daytime lane shifts will be temporarily suspended and resume on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.  

Bridge Repair/Rehabilitation Project: SR 5/US 1/Overseas Highway/Old Seven Mile Bridge from Knights Key to Pigeon Key (MM 46.8 to MM 44.6)

Project Start: September 2017

Estimated Projected Completion: October 2021

PLANNED CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY: The Contractor will continue performing steel repair work under the bridge this week. However, please note that effective Monday, December 24, construction activities will be temporarily suspended and resume on Thursday, January 3, 2019.
TDC, DAC, and BOCC Meetings

: December 18, 2018
Marriott Key West 

DAC II Tourist Related Application 

District III At Large: This position is being advertised due to the resignation of DAC III member Michelle Coldiron. The deadline to submit the application is Friday, December 28,  2018.
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