Carlyle Group acquires two Florida Keys hotels Carlyle Group announced the acquisition of two Florida Keys hotels in Islamorada, the Postcard Inn Beach Resort at Holiday Isle and La Siesta Resort. The two hotels join the Islamorada Resort and Pelican Cove Resort & Marina in Carlyle's Islamorada hotel portfolio. The four properties will form the newly created Islamorada Hotel Company and be managed by Trust Hospitality. Equity for the transactions comes from Carlyle Realty Partners VII, a $2.34B U.S. real estate fund. Carlyle plans approximately $18M in renovations to the Postcard Inn and La Siesta. Major guestroom and common area renovations are scheduled to be completed in November. Islamorada Resort was acquired by Carlyle in February and is currently undergoing interior and exterior renovations. The resort will re-launch as a boutique upscale hotel at the end of 2014 under the new name of Amara Cay Resort.