Just got back from AC last week - stayed at the Palms, and have stayed there before and during Keith. They've got a brand-new roof, with every single tile bolted down! THey told us that since they were without a roof for a while they got quite a bit of water damage during rainy season, so most if not all of the units got new sheetrock and fixtures, and some got new furniture, etc. Everything has been cleaned up nicely - our unit was immaculate. They lost quite a bit of vegetation around the pool, but have replanted a lot already and plan for more. The big tree by the stairs has leaves again too - it was bare after Keith but looks like it has recovered.
The only major change is that the palm trees that covered the lot right in front on the street side are all gone, and since The Palms doesn't own the lot, they are putting up a fence so you can't see the street from the pool, or approach the pool area from the street. (Looks like someone is planning something for the lot too, since it's been completely cleared.) They plan to cover the fence with some kind of greenery to create a nice boundary. This will probably be done before you get there. But for now, you have to enter the property through a gate on left, instead of walking through the lot in front.
They have come a long way since Keith. It's amazing what they've done in such a short time. And the view from patio on the beach is as beautiful as it always was.