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The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club Honored with 'Elite Gold' Certification

...Elite Meetings International Selects The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club As One Of North America’s Top Properties For Group Meetings and Events
 
NAPLES, FL (June 2012) – The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club in Southwest Florida announced that it has been certified as a Gold hotel by Elite Meetings International (EMI), an innovative company that offers solutions to assist top planners in researching the best properties for meetings and incentives throughout North America, the Caribbean, Mexico and Europe.
 
Elite Gold status is granted by EMI’s Elite Meetings Advisory Board, a distinguished body comprised of meeting professionals and hospitality executives. The board considers the resorts and hotels based on a demonstrated commitment to providing an exceptional group experience. A number of criteria factor into the advisory board’s assessment, including the arrival experience, accommodations, meeting and event facilities, activity options, food and beverage, and most importantly, service.
 
“Our goal in establishing Elite Gold Certification is to offer a peer-rated resource that supports meeting planners in recognizing properties whose high level of facilities, service and amenities place them among the best hotels nationwide,” said Kelly Foy, CEO of Elite Meetings. “We’re proud to offer Elite Gold Certification status to The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Our endorsement reflects our belief in the outstanding standards that visiting groups can expect.”
 
“We are truly honored to be the recipient of this important designation,” said Michele Marsee, Director of Sales & Marketing for the resort. “To have our hotel be approved by both industry veterans as well as those who do business at our resort is a true honor and a very nice recognition of our hard work.”
 
The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club is located at 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. North in Naples, Florida. For information, call the resort at (800) 866-1946 or (239) 261-2222, or visit www.NaplesBeachHotel.com .
 
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About The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club Rich in family hospitality and tradition, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club has resided on the Southwest coast in Naples, Florida since 1946. Owned and operated by the Watkins family for three generations, this 317-room and suite resort is Naples’ only beachfront property with golf, spa, tennis and water recreation on property, and is home to 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. With over 34,000 square feet of meeting, convention, and function space it is a perfect destination for meetings, conventions, incentives, weddings and special occasions of all kinds. For additional information visit www.naplesbeachhotel.com or call 239-261-2222.
 
About Elite Meetings International Based in Santa Barbara, Elite Meetings International, Inc. (EMI) provides integrated solutions to enhance the performance of meeting and hospitality professionals. EMI supports this community through a combination of innovative technology, direct sales support, customized marketing programs, and face-to-face business-building events. Additionally, www.EliteMeetings.com serves as a commission-free RFP-generating tool and a comprehensive vehicle for sourcing luxury, upper-upscale and upscale properties. EMI’s innovations include FaceTimeTM, a widely used program for helping buyers and sellers – across any industry – identify synergies, manage appointments and make direct connections with one another; and SpeedRFPTM (www.SpeedRFP.com), a new time-saving product for creating, submitting, and managing RFPs online.
 
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The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club PR Contact: Karen Lamonica at (407) 788-7070, ext. 208, or klamonica@chisano.com 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