Vacation Like Ernest Hemingway at This Key West Hotel

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Embrace all of the famed author's favorite things in one of his top cities.

Ernest Hemingway was known for his adventurous travels, and one of his all-time favorite spots was Key West. The famous author lived there from 1931 to 1939 and wrote many of his major works, such as the classic novel The Snows of Kilimanjaro. And now you can live like the legend thanks to Kimpton Key West’s new “A Hemingway Affair” package.


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First, it’s important to note that the new hotel is actually a collection of five small hotels in historic Key West. They have been opening up one at a time since June, with three of the five properties currently open. The collection will be fully open in the next month. One of those properties is the Lighthouse Hotel, located next to the Ernest Hemingway House, and features the Hemingway Suite


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So, to highlight the historical proximity, they launched an intimate and private culinary experience for small groups in the themed suite. You and up to 13 guests will get access to a cocktail hour with butler-passed hors d’oeuvres and private chefs who will prepare a custom multi-course meal. You can then choose to dine inside or al fresco overlooking the Ernest Hemingway House, giving you a unique perspective of history.


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“The Hemingway Affair Dinner allows friends to get together in a socially distanced atmosphere for an evening of laughs that had been long overdue while enjoying flavorful island fare and fun Key West cocktails,” Megan Coccitto, Director of Sales and Marketing at Kimpton Key West, told Departures.


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Kimpton Key West General Manager Cheryl Martin added in a statement, “Ernest Hemingway is often the first thing that comes to mind when people think of Key West. A Hemingway Affair is a fun way for us to honor and embrace his legacy while also providing a truly memorable experience for our guests.”