NAPLES, FL (July 2013) -- The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club has received the prestigious “Pinnacle Award” for 2013 from Successful Meetings magazine. This marks the 10th 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 317-room newly renovated 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 “Pinnacle Registry,” published in August 2013, and online at
“Receiving this prestigious award for the 10th consecutive year reflects what an outstanding choice The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club is for meetings, conventions, incentive programs, and events,” said Parsons. “It recognizes the resort and the exceptional service our entire staff does on a consistent basis, as well as our newly renovated facilities, outstanding amenities, and our incomparable beachfront setting.”
Continually enhancing its already impressive offerings the resort completed its latest $5 million phase of renovations in January 2013. This phase included the opening of a new Gulf-view ballroom named The Everglades Room, the complete renovation of the remaining guest rooms in the resort’s Florida Wing, and the complete renovation of the resort’s Gulf-side meeting rooms and pre-function space.
This $5 million latest phase of improvements follows $40 million spent by the resort over the last five years. That multi-phase project included the renovation and remodeling of the other guest rooms and suites, the renovation and expansion of The Sunset Beach Bar & Grill, and the addition (in 2010) of a beautiful new beachfront pool complex (with two new pools).
The resort offers a variety of venues for meetings and receptions. The resort features 34,000 square feet of meeting space, most with an impressive view overlooking the championship golf course. Venue options at the resort include the 6,283-square-foot River of Grass Ballroom, the 2,457-square-foot Mangrove Ballroom, and such scenic outdoor venues as the Watkins Lawn and the Ocean Lawn.
Rich in family hospitality and tradition, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club has resided on the Southwest coast in Naples since 1946. Owned and operated by the Watkins family for three generations, the resort is home to the city of Naples’ only beachfront restaurant, HB’s on the Gulf. The resort is further complemented by an array of casual dining options, retail shops, beach rentals, and complimentary kids club.
Groups and guests 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. In addition, boat and fishing trips can be arranged at the hotel. Other leisure time activities can include Naples’ outstanding museums, theatres, and art galleries.
The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, which is situated just blocks from Naples’ renowned shopping districts of fashionable 5th Avenue South and historic 3rd Street South, is located at 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. North in Naples. For information, call (800) 237-7600 or (239) 261-2222, and visit .
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