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Casa Marina Key West - <b>Enjoy Casa Marina Key West Florida--A <i>GREEN</i> Historic Landmark</b>

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When determining how to spend your next vacation Green, how about visiting Casa Marina, a Key West Resort that is a Historic Landmark as well as being dedicated to keeping Key West’s natural habitats safe and Green.

Built in 1920, the Casa Marina in Key West Florida has gone through numerous owners and changes since the original concept by the American railroad tycoon Henry Flagler, which was intended to accommodate wealthy customers of Flagler’s now-defunct Overseas Railroad that originally spanned from the Florida mainland to Key West. The past 90 years have seen a lot of people at this luxurious resort, and for many years they proudly wore US military uniforms, including the Navy during WWII and the Army during the Cuban Missile Crisis. After the Cuban Missile crisis, Casa Marina had fallen into a serious state of disrepair; however, the recent purchase and renovation by Hilton® of $43 million has restored it to its original grandeur.

Despite the ever-changing face of Casa Marina Key West, the lavishness of the Resort has not faltered; Mr. Flagler’s original vision of the resort has finally come to pass and has also recently become a Green Power Partner holding the coveted “One Palm” certification. The “One Palm” certification was established by the state of Florida and is voluntary and non-regulatory; however there are many stipulations to achieving and maintaining the certification such as Water Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Waste Reduction and Indoor Air Quality.

Casa Marina Key West sits on 6.5 acres with an astonishing 1,100 feet of all natural private beach surrounded by towering palms trees, flourishing native flowers, and beautiful panoramic azure ocean views. They offer a broad range of amenities including:
• Full-service Spa offering a selection of treatments such as massages, facials, aroma-therapy and yoga; packages are also available. Enjoy an Ocean Breeze massage on the beach, a favorite among massage enthusiasts.
• Land and Sea Rentals available on beach, including WaveRunners, Kayaks, Snorkel gear, Scooters and Bicycles.
• Two beautiful ocean front pools.
• Private pier
• Relaxing hammocks
• Onsite Restaurant
• Wireless high-speed Internet access

Casa Marina Key West Green initiative includes:
• 5% Green Power from Florida Power & Light
• Energy efficient lighting with timers throughout Casa Marina.
• Energy Management System that controls the public area temperatures.
• Guest recycling program in all rooms and suites.
• Recycling compacter for cardboard, paper, glass, aluminum and plastics.
• Re-claimed water for irrigation throughout the resort.
Clean Beach Guarantee promises that Casa Marina Resort will be oil and tar ball free during a guest’s stay. If the beach is closed by a governmental agency, a 100 percent refund will be provided.

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