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The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club Extends Its "Wonderful Life" Group Promotion

NAPLES, FL (October 2012) – If you are considering conducting a program in Florida, you should check out the “Wonderful Life” group promotion that is being offered by The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club in Southwest Florida. Originally available to new bookings with contracts signed by September 30, 2012, the program has been extended for new bookings with contracts signed by December 21, 2012. Featuring many appealing value-added components, the promotion is available for programs actualized between June and December 19th of any year. The 125-acre resort, which features 34,000 square feet of first-class meeting space plus many beautiful outdoor venues, 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 “Wonderful Life” promotion provides: one complimentary standard guest room per 30 actualized; one upgrade to a resort view suite at the daily group rate, per 50 actualized; complimentary internet in guest rooms and general session room; 10% off AVI audio/visual services (minimum applies); 20% off of spa services; $20 per person golf rate (18 holes), with free tournament coordination; $5 per person tennis (1 hour); and a 15% discount on current banquet menus.

In addition, the resort is also offering “BEBOP Deals” when peak nights are Sunday through Wednesday only. These include: a complimentary one-hour reception; and groups booking 100 peak room nights or more will receive a 2% credit to the master account. The complimentary reception will include a combination of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, to be calculated based on actualized peak room block at the time of the reservation cut-off date. The group may elect to upgrade or add to the selections and/or may extend the reception time for additional charges. The offer does not include beverages, which may be purchased by the group, or based on a cash bar.

To qualify for the “Wonderful Life” promotion, the booking must be new, and it must be through a qualified corporation, association or third party/travel company. Blackout dates and restrictions apply. To qualify, there must be a minimum of 10 rooms on peak nights, with a minimum of two peak nights. Also, a food & beverage minimum and an attrition clause are required in the agreement. Complimentary guest room internet is restricted to attendees who book inside the group block. The audio/visual discount is valid with a minimum of $300 per program; and the spa, golf and tennis discounts are available to individual or group programs. Appointments and/or tee times for spa and golf are based on availability at the time of request. No further value will be extended for non-available times. The 2% credit will be based on master account charges, and the credit will be posted against the final bill only.

“The ‘Wonderful Life’ promotion is designed to show the meetings industry that we are committed to providing a great product while still representing a great value,” said Director of Sales Charles Mullins.

For information on the promotion, call the resort’s group sales department at (800) 866-1946, or complete a RFP at www.naplesbeachhotel.com or through online industry channels such as Zentila, Cvent, StarCite, or Elite Meetings. Or you may email the resort at groupsales@naplesbeachhotel.com and reference the “Wonderful Life” promotion.

A recipient of many meeting industry awards, 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 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.

Continually enhancing its already-impressive offerings, the Gulf-front resort is on target to complete its latest phase of renovations and enhancements by the end of 2012. This phase includes the opening of The Everglades Room, a new Gulf-view ballroom that will be dedicated for corporate events, banquets, weddings, and social events. Located where the resort’s Everglades Dining Room (which served breakfast) was situated, the beautifully-enhanced The Everglades Room will feature a wall of windows that will provide incredible views of the Gulf. Breakfast is now being served in the resort’s Broadwell’s Restaurant, overlooking the championship golf course.

This latest phase of renovations also includes the complete renovation of the remaining guest rooms in the resort’s Florida Wing. When that project is complete, which also is expected by the end of 2012, all of the resort’s 317 guest rooms and suites will have been renovated and remodeled over the last three years.

In addition, the resort will complete the renovation of its Gulf-side meeting rooms.

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, enhancements to the golf course, the renovation and expansion of The Sunset Beach Bar & Grill, and the addition of a beautiful beachfront pool complex (with two new pools, two new whirlpools, a new pool bar with food service, new restrooms, new locker facilities, and a new pool shop).

To further showcase all of the changes made, the resort recently unveiled a new website at www.naplesbeachhotel.com 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 resort is home to the city of Naples’ only beachfront restaurant, HB’s on the Gulf. The resort is further complemented by 1,000 feet of white-sand beach, an array of dining options (including The Seminole Store that serves deli sandwiches, ice cream, and wonderful desserts), multiple bars (including the popular Sunset Beach Bar & Grill), retail shops, beach rentals, and a complimentary kids club.

Groups and guests can experience the area by taking tours of the Everglades, 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 is a perfect destination for meetings, conventions, incentives, and special events 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, and visit www.NaplesBeachHotel.com.

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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://naplesbeachhotel.com/resort/media/Photos/Photos/viewPhotos.tpl. Or, photos of the resort and of Amy Jacobsen are available by contacting Karen Lamonica.