Key Largo, FL (PRWEB) October 15, 2012
Dove Creek Lodge, a 21-room Hemingway inspired tropical hideaway, sitting oceanside at MM 94.5 on a narrow strip of land between the Gulf of Mexico and The Atlantic Ocean in the legendary Florida Keys. Located at the very center of the best fishing, diving and family fun you’ll ever experience, Dove Creek Lodge provides the convenience of onsite fishing charters, Snapper’s restaurant, and is adjacent to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park (America’s first underwater park).
Capitalizing on this amazing location, Dove Creek Lodge set out to show the world what this beautiful location offers with an extensive online photo gallery and virtual tours of the property via YouTube. Using a combination of user interaction on their website, visitor submitted photos, social media engagement, online marketing, and websites like TripAdvisor and YouTube, Dove Creek Lodge set out to show off as much of the property and grounds as they could.
The strategy seems to be working. In July of this year occupancy rates for Florida had fallen from to 2011 to 68.8%, according to Visit Florida. In the same month Dove Creek Lodge enjoyed an occupancy rate of 83.46%, beating the statewide average by over 14 points. Another key metric, the average daily hotel rate, actually rose statewide over 2011 figures to $105.27 in July. In the same month, Dove Creek Lodge exceeded this average by an impressive $84.59 margin.
“When you are located in such a beautiful place, the surroundings really do speak for themselves. We have always felt that if people could just see this place, they would want to stay here,” said Paul Katsikos, Co-Owner of Dove Creek Lodge. “Using the internet we have made it possible for people anywhere to really get a sense of how amazing this place is, right from their living rooms.”
Looking at Dove Creek Lodge’s website, you instantly see what Katsikos is referring to. The website is bright and colorful with huge photos and an amazing gallery of images from around the property. One of the most visually stunning areas of the website is the “Birds Eye View” application that fills the entire computer screen with a breathtaking view of the property from above.
Currently, Dove Creek Lodge is rated #2 on TripAdvisor for Hotels in Key Largo, Florida and they don’t plan on stopping there. Expansions to the property are planned for the upcoming year, which include a newly designed fitness facility adjacent to the pool and a number of upgrades to the grounds.
About Dove Creek Lodge:
Located just a few minutes from the mainland, Key Largo hotel Dove Creek Lodge offers a true Florida Keys experience perfect for family vacations and business retreats alike. This tropical island paradise is also the ideal setting for a Florida beach wedding, private getaway, or fishing adventure. Just down the road from John Pennekamp National Marine Sanctuary, this Key Largo resort is surrounded on all sides by pristine waters and world class diving. Key Largo also offers a wide selection of great seafood restaurants and activities for tourists of all ages.
Phone: 1-800-401-0057 or 1-305-852-6200
Email: info (at) dovecreeklodge (dot) com
Address: 147 Seaside Avenue, Key Largo, FL 33037