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Smart Meetings Magazine’s Prestigious “Platinum Choice Award”

The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club Receives Smart Meetings Magazine’s Prestigious “Platinum Choice Award”

NAPLES, FL (October 2018) -- The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club has received another prestigious honor, as it has been named a winner of Smart Meetings magazine’s celebrated “Platinum Choice Award” for 2018. The highly esteemed award recognizes excellence in service and amenities among meeting hotels and resorts in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. 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 beautiful outdoor and beachfront venues.

Winners of the “Platinum Choice Award” were determined by votes by the magazine’s readers, which consists of meeting and incentive professionals. Selections were made based on excellence in amenities, service, ambiance, breadth of resources, facility quality, meeting space, recreational activities, dining options, technical support and more. A complete list of winners will appear on the SmartMeetings.com website, and the winners will be recognized in the print and digital editions of the December 2018 issue of Smart Meetings magazine.
“We are very proud to receive this prestigious recognition from Smart Meetings magazine,” said Parsons. “Receiving this award showcases what an outstanding choice The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club is for meetings, conventions, incentive travel programs, and events, and how well our terrific staff caters to groups of all sizes. It also reflects the great appeal of our outstanding facilities and amenities, and our resort’s exceptional beachfront setting.”

Not resting on its many laurels, the resort has spent more than $50 million in impressive renovations and enhancements over the last few years. This included the dramatic renovation -- almost reinvention -- of its championship golf course. Completed in November 2016, the $9 million total redesign of the resort’s course was done by golf icon and acclaimed course designer Jack Nicklaus in collaboration with renowned course architect John Sanford.

Other appealing on-site offerings include the resort’s world-class spa; a beachfront pool complex with two pools, whirlpools and locker facilities; the Mary C. Watkins Tennis Center with six Har-Tru courts; a fitness center; Beach Kids Club, a complimentary daily recreational program for children ages 5 to 12; retail shops; and beach rentals.

In addition, the resort also offers multiple restaurants and lounges. This includes:  the signature beachfront restaurant HB’s on the Gulf, featuring indoor and outdoor dining; Broadwell’s restaurant, overlooking the golf course; the Seminole Store, which offers deli sandwiches, ice cream, gourmet coffees and a variety of freshly baked pizza, pastries and desserts; and the popular The Sunset Beach Bar & Grill, recognized as one of the best places to view a Southwest Florida sunset.

Meeting and event venue options include the 6,283-square-foot River of Grass Ballroom, the Gulf-view ballroom The Everglades Room, and such scenic outdoor venues as the Ocean Lawn and Watkins Lawn.

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. 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 options include Naples’ outstanding museums, theatres, and galleries.

In addition, groups and guests at the resort 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’s group sales department at (800) 866-1946 or (239) 261-2222, and visit NaplesBeachHotel.com .

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PR Contact:  Karen Lamonica at (407) 788-7070, ext. 208, or klamonica@78Madison.com .