NAPLES, FL (October 2014) – Two of The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club’s catering and conference services managers were recognized with prestigious awards at The National Association of Wedding Professionals (NAWP) annual national conference, which was recently held in West Palm Beach. Lindsay Plantier, Catering and Conference Services Manager at the AAA Four-Diamond resort, was the recipient of the “Industry Award” for the Naples Chapter of NAWP. Melissa Read, Senior Catering and Conference Services Manager at the beachfront resort, was presented with the “Leadership Award” for the Naples Chapter of NAWP. Among Plantier’s and Read’s responsibilities is coordinating weddings at the resort, which is a very popular site for ceremonies and receptions with breathtaking outdoor Gulf-front settings and beautiful ballrooms.

The “Industry Award” was given to Plantier for her commitment to the Board, leadership qualities, volunteerism, initiative, impressive follow-through with the Naples Chapter’s projects, and for keeping attendees engaged with new trends and ideas.

The “Leadership Award” was presented to Read for her inspiring involvement, valued contributions for making the organization stronger, for helping out wherever needed, and for commendable follow-through with the NAWP events.

“We are so very proud of Lindsay and Melissa for receiving these very prestigious awards,” said Susan Savino, Director of Conference Services at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, which is Southwest Florida’s only beachfront resort with an on-site championship golf course, world-class spa, and award-winning tennis center. “The awards recognize their hard work and involvement in the wedding industry, which also translates into learning the newest ideas and trends, which is a great resource for our wedding couple clients.”

With an unparalleled setting on the soft white-sand beach, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club features many romantic and picturesque settings that are ideal for weddings and receptions. This includes the truly scenic Ocean Lawn that sits serenely at the water’s edge, providing a magnificent view of the beach; the elegant 6,283-square-foot River of Grass ballroom; and the Gulf-view Everglades Room ballroom (opened in 2013), which features a wall of windows that provides incredible panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico, as well as a dramatic vaulted ceiling covered with rich draped fabric. It is Naples’ only beachfront ballroom.

So whether the couple’s ideal wedding includes a breathtaking sunset over the Gulf of Mexico as their backdrop, gentle breezes as they view the sparkling crystal-clear Gulf waters during the day, or a beautiful ballroom with spectacular views, the resort is the perfect site for a dream wedding.

In addition to featuring many beautiful sites for the ceremony and reception, the 319-room resort features a wealth of on-site offerings of appeal to wedding couples and their guests. This includes the world-class spa which provides an array of services to pamper, relax and refresh the bride and groom, wedding party and guests. Designed in classic Florida style, the full-service spa offers many relaxing massages, body treatments and wraps, skincare services, hydrotherapy treatments, a complete fitness center, a full-service salon, and a variety of fitness classes. Services include the Rehydrating Aromatic Body Treatment, Relaxation Massage, Rainforest Body Scrub, Spa Pedicure, Bridal Hairstyling, and Make-Up Application.

Other on-site offerings at the 125-acre resort include the par-72 championship golf course, the award-winning Mary C. Watkins Tennis Center with 6 Har-Tru courts, 1,000 feet of pristine white-sand beach, a Gulf-front pool complex with two pools and two whirlpools, HB’s on the Gulf beachfront restaurant, and the popular Sunset Beach Bar & Grill.

Owned and operated by the Watkins family since 1946, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club is rich in family hospitality and tradition. For information, call the resort’s Catering Department at (239) 659-4309 or toll-free at (888) 231-2197, and visit .

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