The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club Receives
Incentive Magazine’s Prestigious “Platinum Partners Award” 

NAPLES, FL (July 2016) -- The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club has received another prestigious honor, as it has been named a winner of Incentive magazine’s celebrated “Platinum Partners Award” for 2016. Considered one of the most prominent awards in the meetings and incentive industry, the award recognizes the best of the best travel suppliers, merchandise and gift cards that serve the incentive/recognition industry. The award will be presented to Jason Parsons, general manager of the 319-room, AAA Four-Diamond 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 flexible indoor meeting space, along with spectacular outdoor and beachfront venues. 

Winners of the award were determined by online votes by the magazine’s readers, which consists of executives and corporate decision-makers in a variety of industries who buy, recommend and specify the use of incentive travel and merchandise in their sales and marketing programs. Selections were made based on the places and products that helped the executives most in motivating their employees and customers over the past year. The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club was one of the winners in the “Domestic Hotel/Resort” category.  

Winners were selected based on the following criteria:  motivational appeal, customer service, support and customization opportunities, quality, and degree of professionalism.  A complete list of winners will appear in Incentive magazine’s July/August 2016 issue, and will be featured on Incentive magazine’s website .

“Receiving this award from incentive professionals is a terrific recognition of what an outstanding choice The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club is for incentive and recognition programs, and how well our dedicated and talented staff caters to groups both big and small,” said Parsons. “It also reflects the immense appeal of our newly renovated facilities, outstanding amenities, and our resort’s truly beautiful beachfront setting.”

This latest recognition follows such other honors recently bestowed on the resort, which includes Smart Meetings magazine’s “Smart Stars Award,” and Successful Meetings magazine’s “Pinnacle Award.” 

Not resting on its many laurels, the resort continues to enhance its facilities. The resort has spent $50 million in impressive renovations and enhancements over the last few years, which included the installation of beautiful new glass balconies in its main Tower Building in November 2015 to showcase the gorgeous Gulf views. The resort is currently doing a very special redesign of the historic golf course, under the direction of golf icon Jack Nicklaus and acclaimed golf course architect and designer John Sanford.

Rich in 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, the resort also features: 1,000 feet of soft white-sand beach; a world-class spa; a fitness center; the Mary C. Watkins Tennis Center with six Har-Tru courts; Beach Kids Club, a complimentary daily recreational program for children ages 5 to 12; retail shops; beach rentals; and multiple restaurants and lounges.

Situated just blocks from Naples’ renowned shopping districts of fashionable 5th Avenue South and historic 3rd Street South, the resort is also within minutes of shopping at Venetian Village, Waterside Shops, Bayfront and Tin City. Guests and groups can also experience the area by taking tours of the Everglades, Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, Corkscrew Swamp, The Botanical Gardens, or the Conservancy Nature Center. Boat and fishing trips can also be arranged at the hotel. Other leisure time activities can include Naples’ outstanding museums, theatres, and art galleries.

Guests and groups always benefit from no resort fees, complimentary self-parking and valet parking, and complimentary access to the resort’s fitness center. The resort is located at 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. North in Naples, Florida. Contact the resort at (800) 237-7600 or (239) 261-2222, and visit . 

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