. . . This Year Marks The 27th Consecutive Year Of The Popular Free Concert Series
NAPLES, FL (March 2012) – The smooth sounds of Jazz continue this summer at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club’s 27th annual “SummerJazz on the Gulf” free concert series. Incredible sunsets, beautiful views of the Gulf, and refreshing breezes provide the perfect backdrop for the fun, free concert series held on the resort’s scenic Watkins Lawn overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. “SummerJazz on the Gulf” takes place one Saturday evening per month June – September. This year’s concerts will be on Saturday, June 16; Saturday, July 21; Saturday, August 25; and Saturday, September 22, 2012. Each concert will be from 7-10 p.m.
The entertainment lineup is not yet set, but last year’s entertainment included performances by Pocket Change, Late Night Brass, Monique and NuVibe, and Blue Dice.
Hotel guests will receive complimentary parking at the resort. For those not staying at the resort there will be parking just north of the hotel at Lowdermilk Park, with free parking provided to those with a Naples beach sticker. Free trolley service running to and from the resort also will be available. Guests may bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating, but coolers are not permitted. Call (239) 261-2222 for more information or directions.

Guests attending “SummerJazz on the Gulf” may wish to dine at the resort’s H.B.’s on the Gulf, the city of Naples’ only beachfront restaurant, which serves fresh Florida seafood and traditional American favorites. Patrons also can enjoy a specialty drink at the newly renovated and expanded Sunset Beach Bar & Grill, named Naples’ “Best Beach Bar” by the Travel Channel. Refreshments and grilled items also will be available for purchase at each concert.

The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, owned and operated by the Watkins family for over 65 years, is Naples’ only beachfront resort offering an on-site championship golf course, a world-class spa, and an award-winning tennis center. Additional offerings at the 125-acre resort include 1,000 feet of pristine white-sand beach; a complete fitness center; the professionally supervised Beach Kids Club, a complimentary recreational program for children ages five to 12; an Orchid House, home to over 3,000 tropical plants; 34,000 square feet of meeting space; many beautiful outdoor venues; and multiple restaurants and bars.

Continually enhancing its already-impressive offerings, the 317-room resort completed a $22 million renovation in 2010. The multi-phase project included the renovation of guest rooms and suites, which now 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.

The resort also opened an all-new $5 million beachfront pool complex in 2010, which features: two pools, two whirlpools, the open-air Poolside bar and grill, restrooms, and locker facilities, as well as a pool/recreational shop. Picturesque tall palms encircle the complex, which is further complemented by direct beach access.

Also, in September 2011 the resort completed a refurbishment of its 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course, which now boasts new grass on all of the fairways. This follows the enhancements to the course in the summer of 2010 which included new grass on 12 of the greens, and on all 18 tee boxes, and new bridges over some of the course’s water features.

Ideally located just blocks from Naples’ renowned shopping districts of 5th Avenue South and 3rd Street South, the resort is an exceptional tropical getaway that provides a comfortable, friendly atmosphere with impeccable service and first-class amenities. 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. Contact the resort at (800) 237-7600 or (239) 261-2222, or visit www.NaplesBeachHotel.com .

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PR Contact: Karen Lamonica at klamonica@chisano.com or (407) 788-7070, ext. 208. NOTE: High-resolution photos of the resort may be downloaded from http://www.naplesbeachhotel.com/presspage/photo-gallery , or are available by contacting Karen Lamonica.