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Published on : Thursday, November 14, 2013
The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club has received the prestigious AAA Four Diamond rating, moving up from its previous AAA Three Diamond rating. According to AAA, only 4.8% of the 30,000 lodgings approved by AAA receive the acclaimed AAA Four Diamond rating.
Always known for providing a high-level of service, with a beautiful beachfront setting and impressive amenities, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club recently completed more than $45 million in renovations and enhancements over the past six years. This shows the commitment the resort’s owners and operators the Watkins family has shown to continually improving and enhancing the historic resort. This included the renovation and remodeling of its 317 guest rooms and suites, the opening (in early 2013) of a new Gulf-view ballroom named The Everglades Room, the addition (in 2010) of a beautiful new beachfront pool complex (with two new pools), the renovation and expansion of its Gulf-front bar The Sunset Beach Bar & Grill, enhancements to its championship golf course, and the just-completed renovation of its beachfront restaurant HB’s on the Gulf.
According to AAA, the Four Diamond rating is provided to select hotels and resorts which are “refined and stylish with upscale physical attributes that reflect enhanced quality throughout. Fundamental hallmarks include extensive amenities and a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail.” The rating is based on many factors, which includes unscheduled evaluations conducted by AAA professional inspectors.
“Receiving the AAA Four Diamond rating has been a goal that the Watkins family and our entire team has worked hard to achieve,” said Jason Parsons, general manager of The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. “It is a highly sought after distinction that is achieved by only 4.8% of over 30,000 hotels and resorts that AAA evaluates. We are so very proud of our team, and all of their hard work, as well as proud of the many wonderful renovations and enhancements we’ve made to the resort. It is a well-deserved honor, for which we are very pleased.”
Parsons continued, “Our resort has been privileged to receive many honors over the years. This is a very special distinction, as it recognizes and reinforces the exceptional service our entire staff does on a consistent basis, as well as our newly renovated facilities, outstanding amenities, and our incomparable beachfront setting.”
Other honors recently bestowed on the resort include Successful Meetings magazine’s prestigious “Pinnacle Award” in 2013, and Wine Spectator magazine’s “Award of Excellence” for HB’s on the Gulf.
The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club 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. 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.
Rich in family hospitality and tradition, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club has resided on the Southwest coast in Naples since 1946. Owned and operated by the Watkins family for three generations, the resort is home to the city of 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.
Groups and guests can experience the area by taking tours of the Everglades, Naples Zoo at 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 activities can include Naples’ outstanding museums, theatres, and art galleries.
The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, 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.
Source:- The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club