Key West massage parlor owner James S. Wills says he’s been making Key West-style massages for more than 20 years, and the upscale, luxury hotels he owns have long been known as the “Key West” of the United States.
“I’m a KeyWest guy,” he says.
“My whole family’s KeyWest.”
He’s also one of a few KeyWest-themed hotels in New York City.
A few Key West hotel guests, including New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, are known for their love of Key West.
And now a few guests of the billionaire Key West owner are getting their first real chance to experience the famous vacation spot.
More than 2,000 Key West customers are expected to arrive in New Brunswick at a special ceremony on Friday, March 10, when the Key West Facial and Massage Parlor opens its doors.
This is the second time the resort will be open for guests.
It’s been closed since November because of Hurricane Sandy.
In 2017, Key West officials announced they would be opening the hotel’s doors again in 2018, after the storm.
And while some Key West residents may not like the new arrival, some KeyWest residents may be eager to get some of their favorite Key West favorites back.
“We have had many requests from people who are returning to Key West to come back for their vacations,” says owner James Wills.
The Key West Hotel has long been a popular spot for families to spend the holidays.
A popular Key West vacation spot with Key West locals.
It was also a popular destination for some Key westers visiting the Bahamas, which had been the home of the KeyWest Resort & Spa.
The resort was originally built in 1894 and opened in 1911.
Wines and cocktails were served on a white stone platform with a marble floor.
The restaurant was a popular hub for Key West families during the 1950s and ’60s.
“It’s really special to be back in Key West,” says Wills, who grew up in Key Washington.
“It’s such a special place.
The old Key West was such a different place.”
“A lot of the things you see on Key West are not as well known today, and they’re more hidden,” he continues.
“But you see the old KeyWest, and you’re like, wow.
It is so different.”