The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club Named One of Top 3 'Best Beach Hotels' in North America

The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club

Recognized By Smart Meetings Magazine

As One Of North America’s Top 3 “Best Beach Hotels”

NAPLES, FL (May 2016) -- The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club has received another prestigious honor, as it was voted one of the Top 3 “Best Beach Hotels” in North America by the readers of Smart Meetings magazine. The magazine’s readers consist of meeting professionals, association executives and incentive specialists that coordinate meetings, conventions and incentive travel programs for groups. The readers nominated and voted for their top picks for the highly regarded magazine’s “2016 Smart Stars Awards”in such categories as “Best City Hotel,” “Best Airport Hotel,” “Best Conference Center” and “Best Attraction/Theme Park.” The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club was recipient of the Silver Award in the “Best Beach Hotel” category, with Paradisus Punta Cana Resort in the Dominican Republic receiving the Gold Award in the category, and The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach receiving the Bronze Award in the category.

In describing The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club as an award winner, Smart Meetings said the resort is “the perfect blend of business and casual, occupying an idyllic seven-mile stretch of beach fronting the Gulf of Mexico. The property features 34,000 square feet of flexible indoor meeting space including two ballrooms and 20 breakout rooms. Spectacular outdoor and beachfront venues abound as well.”

This marked the fifth year of the magazine’s Smart Stars contest, which celebrates the premier meetings hotels, resorts, cruise lines, event venues, and convention and conference centers in North America. The awards have become an industry benchmark that recognizes excellence, and serve as an essential resource for meeting planners worldwide. The winners will be featured in Smart Meetings’ June 2016 issue, and an elegant plaque for display will be provided to Jason Parsons, general manager of The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, 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 also features the 34,000 square feet of meeting space (which includes the 6,283-square-foot River of Grass Ballroom), many beautiful outdoor venues (such as the scenic Watkins Lawn and Ocean Lawn), a pristine white-sand beach, retail shops, and multiple restaurants and bars (including the waterfront HB’s on the Gulf, and the popular The Sunset Beach Bar & Grill).

“Receiving this award is a wonderful honor, as it was voted on by meeting professionals and incentive travel specialists who work with resorts and hotels all over North America,” said Parsons. “It recognizes how truly special The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club is, with an unparalleled beachfront setting, outstanding amenities, renovated and enhanced facilities, a terrific location, and an outstanding staff.”

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 incredible Gulf views. The resort is currently doing a very special redesign of the historic golf course.

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 is just blocks from Naples’ renowned shopping districts of fashionable 5th Avenue South and historic 3rd Street South, and 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 also can be arranged at the hotel. Other leisure time activities can include Naples’ outstanding museums, theatres, and art galleries.

Providing a comfortable, friendly atmosphere, the resort is an exceptional tropical getaway.

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, Florida. Contact the resort at (800) 237-7600 or (239) 261-2222, and visit .

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