NAPLES, FL (August 2012) -- The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club has received the prestigious “Pinnacle Award” for 2012 from Successful Meetings magazine. This marks the ninth 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 and resorts 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 are recognized in Successful Meetings’ annual “Pinnacle Registry,” published in August 2012.
“Receiving this award for the ninth consecutive year shows what an outstanding choice The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club is for meetings, incentive programs and conventions,” said Parsons. “It recognizes the excellent service our entire staff does on a consistent basis, as well as our exceptional resort facilities, and unbeatable setting.”
Not resting on its many laurels, the resort completed an impressive multi-phase $22 million renovation in 2011. This included a complete renovation of guest rooms and suites, a refurbished golf course, and a renovated and expanded Sunset Beach Bar & Grill.
To further showcase all of the changes made, the resort recently unveiled a new website at which is filled with interactive resources and features that are designed to help meeting planners. This includes resource manuals and brochures, room and suite layouts, menus, and the online RFP form.
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. The resort, 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 additional information, call (800) 237-7600 or (239) 261-2222, or visit .
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