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Playa Largo Resort and Spa Breaks Ground in the Keys

KEY LARGO, Florida — Playa Largo Resort and Spa, the newest addition to Marriott’s Autograph Collection, is set to open on Key Largo, Florida, in December. The construction, which began in early 2014, marks the first new full-service resort to be built on Key Largo in 20 years.

Inspired by Key Largo’s rich ecosystem and vast natural beauty, Playa Largo Resort and Spa will sit on 14.5 waterfront acres and draw on its surroundings to inspire the aesthetic of the 155-room resort that includes 10 private bungalows. A standalone beach house will also surround guests with the same Ameri-Caribbean look and feel conceptualized by Prime Design Associates LLC. The Gettys Group has been tasked with managing all aspects of the property’s interior design.

The Playa Largo Resort and Spa will include a 6,000-square-foot ballroom ideal for corporate events and a picturesque formal lawn perfect for banquets and weddings

“Playa Largo Resort and Spa is one of the most exciting projects we’ve developed from the ground up,” said Larry Mayer Abbo, chief executive officer of Prime Hospitality Group. “People have always enjoyed visiting Key Largo, but our goal with this property is to provide a luxurious yet laid-back resort that will attract a new set of visitors to the area while giving regulars another reason to return.”

The resort’s expansive waterfront pool and 745 feet of white-sand beach provide places to lounge, and a fitness center, two tennis courts, a basketball court and various water-sport rentals offer active, entertaining on-property diversions.