HURRICANE CHARLEY hit Southwest Florida resorts and hotels hard on August 13, particularly around Fort Myers and Sanibel and Captiva islands. While some resorts reopened quickly, others were closed as of this writing, and hoteliers and meeting planners are scrambling to make alternative arrangements for groups suddenly left without venues. The Sanibel Harbor Resort in Fort Myers avoided major damage, but was still forced to shut down into October. Barry Brown, the resort's director of ...

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