Hotel Spotlight: Naples Grande Beach Resort


The Waldorf Astoria Naples is undergoing a huge renovation.  We have asked the hotel for a description of what is going on there and the improvements that are being made:

What a breathtaking view!

What a breathtaking view!

With this enhancement will also come a new name and change in brand affiliation. Our owners, Northwood Hospitality, own and operate some of the country’s most successful independent luxury hotels such as The New York Palace, The Cheeca Lodge and The London West Hollywood. They plan to apply the same formula here in Naples under the new name, Naples Grande Beach Resort effective September 9, 2014.

While we have had a great partnership with Hilton Worldwide and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, we are excited to start this new chapter as an independent luxury resort.

Please find an overview of the exciting changes below.

Tower guestrooms, suites and corridors

King Room

King Room

  • Beach-inspired blues and pastels with a focus on driving guests to spend time on the balcony enjoying the private space, panoramic views and lovely Florida weather.
  • Mangrove Pool (family pool)
    • In addition to the popular zero entry and 100-foot waterslide, we’re adding family cabanas with a “surfboard” theme and some gaming tables such as ping pong for a more interactive experience.
  • Palm Terrace Pool (adult pool)
    • This pool will be a more exclusive and upscale adult experience. It will be further enclosed with additional landscaping, trellises and bougainvillea. It will have its own adult food and beverage menu and private service.
  • Pool Bar & Grill (to be renamed Gulf Coast Oasis)
    • Enhanced seating and deck space. Upgraded food and beverage menu.
  • Hibiscus pool (lap pool)
    • We are pleased to let you know that this project is complete. Additional landscaping has been added to provide a more secluded retreat and tropical poolside experience.
  • New Seafood Restaurant Concept (to be named Pelican’s Catch)
    • Formerly the Strip House, a Manhattan based steakhouse, this will be re-concepted into a fresh fish market restaurant to capitalize on Florida’s local coastal cuisine.
  • Clam Pass Beach
    • Brand new floor planks and beach boardwalk.
  • The pavilion will feature a fresh new palette of Mediterranean-inspired stark blues & whites
  • The restaurant will reopen under the name Rhodes End and will offer an upgraded restaurant menu and seating. A great place for casual lunch or to grab a drink and watch the sunset.
  • Sunset Deck (to be renamed Sunset Veranda)
    •  Adding couches, sheers, candles and décor to offer a more chic vibe for guests who want to relax and read a book, or have a casual cocktail.
  • Enhancements are currently underway in the guestrooms, corridors and exterior of the building and will continue into the first week of the New Year. While we don’t have a firm timeline yet on specific dates for each of the other mentioned areas of enhancement, we do anticipate them to be done by December 2014.

Balcony 1

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