The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club was recently accepted into Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), becoming ALHI’s only member in Southwest Florida and its fourth property on Florida’s west coast. ALHI, which is a prestigious Global Sales Organization that features 20 Global Sales Offices throughout North America, now represents the AAA Four-Diamond beachfront resort to corporations, associations, independent meeting planners, business executives, and incentive specialists wishing to conduct meetings and/or incentive/recognition programs at the landmark resort. To commemorate the occasion, ALHI’s Regional Vice President for the Mid-Atlantic Laura Arth (left) presented a plaque to The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club’s President Michael Watkins (center) and General Manager Jason Parsons, and they are pictured here at the 125-acre resort. The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club has been owned and operated by the Watkins family for more than 65 years.
In addition to becoming the newest Member of ALHI’s worldwide portfolio of AAA Four- and Five-Diamond quality hotels and resorts that specialize in serving the meetings and incentive marketplace, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club is the newest addition to ALHI’s “Beach & Island Collection,” “Golf Collection,” and “Historic Collection” specialty segments.
The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club is Southwest Florida’s only resort directly on the beach with an on-site championship golf course, world-class spa, and award-winning tennis center. Offering an incredible setting on the pristine white-sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, the resort features 34,000 square feet of meeting space plus many picturesque outdoor venues. Not resting on its many laurels, the resort spent more than $45 million in impressive renovations and enhancements over the last six years, which included the renovation of its 319 guest rooms and suites, the addition of a new Gulf-view ballroom, the renovation and expansion of its waterfront restaurant HB’s on the Gulf and its popular The Sunset Beach Bar & Grill, the complete renovation its Gulf-side meeting rooms and pre-function space, enhancements to the golf course, and the addition (in 2010) of a beautiful new beachfront pool complex with two new pools.
ALHI provides authorized and dedicated Global Sales services and sales support to the meetings and incentive marketplace for its 160+ Four and Five-Diamond quality Member hotels and resorts worldwide. Featuring a worldwide portfolio of over 115,000 rooms and suites and nearly 10 million square feet of meeting space, ALHI provides reliable one-call professional sales assistance and access to its distinctive hotels and resorts for meetings and incentive programs ranging from 10 to more than 6,500 rooms. There is no cost to planners’ organizations to utilize the ALHI GSO services, expertise, and account advocacy, as its members’ dues fund the Global Sales Organization to best serve planners with local professionals.
For more information about ALHI, to inquire about any of the ALHI member properties, and/or to acquire a free copy of ALHI’s “2014 Global Sales Guide To Meeting Facilities,” contact your nearest ALHI Global Sales Office, call the “ALHI Group Desk” toll-free at 866-303-ALHI (2544), and visit www.alhi.com ..