Phil Fernandez | Naples Daily News
It’s a question many have been asking about Captiva’s South Seas Island Resort ‒ like Naples resident Charles A. Turner this week:
“When are they projecting to reopen?”
In what’s been described as a close to billion-dollar battering by Hurricane Ian, the storied South Seas Island Resort has set sail for a September reopening.
That would put it close to the one-year mark of the earth-shattering storm that slammed Southwest Florida Sept. 28.
“We estimate we had eight-and-a-half feet of storm surge,” said Greg Spencer, CEO of Winter Park-based Timbers Resorts, the compound’s owner since 2021. “We took a pretty good hit. Almost every building on the property needs a new roof.”
The targeted date wouldn’t be lost on Spencer, who first talked last year of Ian’s timing.
“Ironically, our one-year anniversary was the day the storm hit,” said Spencer, who referenced the renovation price tag. “We estimate it’s going to be anywhere from $800 million to a billion.”
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