Since 1997 Equator Resort located on Fleming St. Key West, has been serving the LGBT Community as a male only clothing optional resort. After decades of serving the Key West community, the hotel announced that they will be closing their doors on January 9th 2025 marking the end of an icon in the vibrant and historic Key West hospitality scene.
While management is aware of rumors speculating a sale of the property, they have confirmed these to be false. The decision to close Equator Resort comes due to some additions of shareholders within the family corporation and a new vision for the property moving forward. The new shareholders simply wish to shift their focus while continuing to support the community.
General Manager Anthony Sibilly-Juarez expresses gratitude for the support of loyal guests, dedicated staff, and the local community. "It is with a heavy heart that we announce the closure of Equator Resort. We are immensely grateful for the trust and patronage of our guests over the years. Yet our entire team is excited to embark on a new adventure together with the company, but the memories created within these walls will forever be part of Key West’s rich history."
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