“The Perry is not your typical Key West hotel,” said managing director Mike Hartman. “We’re embracing our amazing waterfront location as part of a story that needs to be told in order to truly understand and appreciate the area’s local culture and unique character. We’re blending history with a modern design to offer guests a completely new experience.”
The Perry’s name pays homage to Commodore Matthew C. Perry, who commanded the USS Shark to Key West and declared the Florida Keys as U.S. soil in 1822.
Led by Key West architect Tom Pope, the property’s architecture, design and art are nods to the island’s industrial history and its long tradition of working boatyards, fishing fleets and marinas. The interior design, which was conceptualized by South Florida native Blaire Weiser through the Denver-based design team Johnson Nathan Strohe, blends sharp, rugged elements with warm, ocean-inspired touches. One such detail is the juxtaposition of the multitoned reclaimed teak floor in the lobby beside concrete.