NAPLES, FL (August 2015) -- The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club has received the prestigious “Pinnacle Award” for 2015 from Successful Meetings magazine. This marks the 12th consecutive year the resort has received the honor, which recognizes the best meeting hotels, destinations, and conference centers, as determined by votes by the magazine’s readers. The award will be presented to Jason Parsons, general manager of the 319-room resort, which is Southwest Florida’s only resort directly on the beach with an on-site championship golf course, a world-class spa, and an award-winning tennis center. The 125-acre resort features 34,000 square feet of meeting and event space, and many beautiful outdoor venues.

Considered one of the most prestigious awards in the meetings industry, Successful Meetings magazine’s “Pinnacle Award” is given only to those hotels, resorts, and conference centers that represent the highest standards of excellence. The award is determined by votes from corporate and association meeting planners, as well as event and incentive specialists. The awarded hotels and organizations were selected for doing an outstanding job servicing their meetings, incentive travel programs, trade shows, and conventions during the previous year. The winning hotels and resorts will be recognized in Successful Meetings’ annual “Best of the Best” supplement, provided with the magazine’s August 2015 issue, and online on .

“Receiving the Pinnacle Award for the 12th consecutive year is a wonderful and very prestigious honor, that reflects what an outstanding choice The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club is for meetings, conventions, incentive programs, and events,” said Parsons. “This also recognizes our entire staff for consistently doing a great job, as well as our newly renovated facilities, outstanding amenities, and our resort’s incredible beachfront setting.”

Not resting on its many laurels, the resort spent more than $45 million in impressive renovations and enhancements over the last few years, which included the renovation of its 319 guest rooms and suites, the opening (in January 2013) of a new Gulf-view ballroom named The Everglades Room, the complete renovation of the resort’s Gulf-side meeting rooms (in 2013), the expansion and renovation of its popular The Sunset Beach Bar & Grill, and the addition (in 2010) of a beautiful new beachfront pool complex with two pools, two whirlpools, and a pool bar with food service.

Rich in hospitality and tradition, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club has resided in Naples since 1946. Owned and operated by the Watkins family for three generations, the resort features: 1,000 feet of soft white-sand beach; the 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course; the world-class spa; a fitness center (with complimentary admission for guests); the Mary C. Watkins Tennis Center with six Har-Tru courts; Beach Kids Club, a complimentary daily recreational program for children ages five to 12; an Orchid House, home to over 3,000 tropical plants; retail shops; and beach rentals.

The resort also features multiple restaurants and lounges. This includes: the signature beachfront restaurant HB’s on the Gulf; Broadwell’s, providing panoramic views of the golf course; and the Seminole Store, which serves deli sandwiches, ice cream, gourmet coffees and a variety of freshly baked pizza, pastries and desserts in a café atmosphere. The Sunset Beach Bar & Grill has been recognized as the “Best Place To View A Southwest Florida Sunset,” and was named “Naples’ Best Beach Bar” by Travel Channel.

Guest rooms and suites feature cool tropical color linens, fabrics and carpeting; flat-panel televisions; patio or balcony (with a view of the Gulf, golf course or the lush resort interior); coffee maker; and refrigerator.

Situated just blocks from Naples’ renowned shopping districts of fashionable 5th Avenue South and historic 3rd Street South, the resort is also within minutes of shopping at Venetian Village, Waterside Shops, Bayfront and Tin City.

Guests and groups also can experience the area by taking tours of the Everglades, Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, Corkscrew Swamp, The Botanical Gardens, or the Conservancy Nature Center. Boat and fishing trips also can be arranged at the hotel. Other leisure time activities can include Naples’ outstanding museums, theatres, and art galleries.

Providing a comfortable, friendly atmosphere, the resort is an exceptional tropical getaway. Resort guests benefit from no resort fees, and complimentary self and valet parking. The resort is located at 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. North in Naples, Florida. Contact the resort’s group sales department at (800) 866-1946 or (239) 261-2222, and visit .

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