Situated on 23 waterfront acres of Florida coast nestled into a 200-acre nature preserve, but easily accessed by major airports, close to downtown Naples, and steps away from luxury shopping, it’s no wonder that Marketing and Communications Manager Rachel Zamora cites location as one of the biggest draws of Naples Grande Beach Resort. After an $18 million renovation of the former Waldorf Astoria Naples, completed in January 2015, Naples Grande is one of Florida’s newest resorts, giving guests everything they want from a Florida vacation in one place.
With world-class amenities around every corner and a team dedicated to creating a unique and memorable experience for every guest, Naples Grande Beach Resort is a clear choice for trivago’s Dream Hotel Naples, Resort Edition.
The resort’s fulfillment of its promise to provide a sanctuary of beachfront sophistication starts at the core of any hotel experience: the guest rooms. Each of the 474 guest rooms has a private balcony with panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico. Inside, guests can relax in the spacious, luxuriously appointed spaces, elegantly decorated in soothing, beach-inspired tones. For Zamora personally, the Signature Gulf View Suites with southern views are the favorite. These top-floor rooms “are a great place and space to take in some sun, look out onto the gulf, see the intercoastal waterways,” she explains, “Those suites are the best place to watch sunsets, too.”
Of course, no matter how spectacular they are, the guest rooms are only a portion of the resort package. With three pools (one for families, complete with a 100 foot twisting waterslide; an adults only pool with butler service available; and a fitness-oriented pool with lap lanes), fitness facilities, 15 clay tennis courts, a private golf course, and a full service spa, every guest of Naples Grande will find their perfect way to relax away the day.
“Out on the golf course,” Zamora tells us, “you feel transported to another world that is so peaceful, because of its amazing natural landscaping and the fact that it is non-residential.”
Non-golfers will have plenty of chances to enjoy nature as well. Forget the modern world in the native-Floridian landscape of the protected mangrove estuary surrounding the property, or follow its bridges and elevated walking paths (made completely from recycled materials—more than 4 million milk jugs were used!) to three miles of powdery sand beaches. Kayaks and paddleboards are available at the beach, as well as canoe and kayak eco-tours of the estuary.
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Guests can round out their stay with meals, snacks, and drinks from any of the resort’s several dining options. Enjoy the taste of Florida at Catch of the Pelican, a casually sophisticated restaurant with an artisanal coastal concept, featuring locally grown produce and locally caught seafood. Rhodes End, directly on the beachfront, serves up Mediterranean food with an emphasis on Greek cuisine and exotic cocktails. Or take full advantage of that private balcony and have an intimate meal in the room, courtesy of 24-hour room service.
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