The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

 

The Emerald Green Waters of the Gulf of Mexico awaits you in Southern Florida

Looking for emerald green waters and stretches of white sand without sitting on a plane for over 3 hours from New York? Escape to Florida’s lush gulf coast where the sunsets are legendary. In a region where sprawling beach resorts are as abundant as sunshine, The Ritz Carlton, Naples is a diamond among the rocks.  At The Ritz-Carlton, Naples discover the immaculate white sands and tranquility of Florida’s famed and sought after west coast.

Situated on 20 beachfront acres overlooking the serene waters of the Gulf of Mexico, a short 45 minute drive from Southwest Florida International Airport, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples is often credited for helping put Naples on the map. Constructed in 1985, the hotel brought a new era of tourism to the region, which in turn created unprecedented economic and international attention.  Naples offers an elegant, small-town ambience with an historic village, upscale shopping, gourmet dining, world renowned golfing, fishing and sailing, all in the midst of one of America’s last great wilderness frontiers: the Everglades. The Ritz-Carlton, Naples is a AAA Five Diamond, Forbes Four Star resort.

Located in Southwest Florida, the hotel was constructed in 1985. The hotel contains 450 lavish rooms along with 70 exclusive Club Level rooms and 35 suites, each with a view of the beach. Designed by Wimberly Interiors, a globally recognized leader in hospitality design, the new guest rooms are reminiscent of a luxurious, residential beach home. Rooms are filled with lavish featherbeds, 400 count Egyptian cotton sheets and rich goose down comforters and pillows giving a new meaning to beauty sleep. The rooms come equipped with marble tubs and vanity, and cushy lightweight robes, perfect for lounging on your balcony.

The Club Levels feature 70 rooms including six superbly decadent suites. Guestsenjoy the services of a concierge devoted exclusively to their needs and the amenities of a private lounge and library.  Open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, The Club features daily food and beverage presentations, from continental breakfast to afternoon tea to delicious evening hors d’oeuvres.  The hotel is home to the Forbes Four Star Ritz-Carlton Spa with treatments that draw inspiration from the land and sea. Encompassing 51,000 square feet, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Naples offers a variety of methods to refresh and invigorate the body and spirit, along with more than 30 treatment rooms, a conservatory, fitness center and wellness programs. The tri-level spa offers invigorating treatments for the mind and body with access to steam rooms, saunas, and best of all, a luxurious mineral pool on the top deck. In addition, the relaxing spa guest can access the Tiburon Golf Club offering two 18-hole golf courses designed by Australian golfer Greg Norman.

The Hotel offers guests seven innovative restaurants for guest to choose from.  The fine dining options given caters to all the senses. Exquisite sunset views and menus offering the freshest foods with a wonderful and vast selection of restaurants. Located in prime viewing of the spectacular sunsets and on the beach, Gumbo Limbo is the perfect spot to enjoy tropical outdoor ambiance. Enjoy family friendly delicious Coastal Italian inspired cuisine with distinct Florida flare at Terrazza.  The menu includes handmade pastas, homemade breads and enticing specials. If you are looking for sophistication, delight in the upscale steakhouse menu at The Grill.  Menu favorites include a selection of dry-aged prime meats, chops and seafood. The Grill has been honored with the “Best of Award of Excellence” from the esteemed Wine Spectator magazine.

While there make sure to check out the two heated outdoor pools, an adult only relaxation pool and a kid friendly whirlpool. In the mood for the beach? Who isn’t? Make sure to reserve a lounge chair to enjoy a cocktail of your choice on the pristine three mile stretch of sand.

The Ritz Carlton, Naples is the perfect place to come whether it is a romantic getaway or a fun filled family vacation let loose, unwind and enjoy a lavish vacation.

 

 

By Dara Kaplan

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