Iconic Southwest Florida property announces new Everglades Package, Cabana Summer Reading Nook and more for families
Naples, FL, June 11, 2015 – Southwest Florida’s newest, independent, luxury property, Naples Grande Beach Resort, is kicking off summer with a sizzle by introducing a unique series of seasonal offerings and amenities designed to make Naples Grande the ultimate family summer destination. Revel in a quintessential Florida experience by soaking in the natural wonders of the Everglades National Park or kickback poolside and take advantage of a pop-up Summer Reading Nook or Dive-In Movie Night.
Naples is the gateway to one of America’s largest and most pristine wilderness areas - the Florida Everglades. Make Naples Grande your home-base before venturing out to experience the indigenous natural beauty of the region in an expertly guided tour along with several other package perks. The family-fun Everglades National Park Packagefeatures:
- a 3.5 hour guided tour excursion into the Everglades
- a deluxe “pack n’ go” Floridian-inspired lunch prepared by the Naples Grande culinary team
- a copy of the brand new A (mostly) Kids' Guide to Naples, Marco Island & The Everglades by local author Karen Bartlett
- Superior overnight accommodations (Package rates start at $759 per night for up to four guests. Booking code: EVERGLADE)
Back on property, parents and children of all ages can beat the heat by taking advantage of some aquatic adventures and poolside play to the likes of: 100-foot twisting waterslide at the mangrove pool, paddleboarding, kayaking or taking a short open air tram ride through a 200-acre protected Mangrove Estuary to three miles of powdery white sand beach. Weekdays throughout the summer, Naples Grande has also transformed one of its plush poolside cabanas into a pop-up Summer Reading Nook, designed to keep kids in a summer state of mind even when tasked to summer reading responsibilities. Naples Grande has also helped to lighten guests’ luggage load by outfitting the cabana with a curated selection of Scholastic titles for grades 4-9. Of course, BYOBook is also welcome while kicking back poolside in the nook which will also be outfitted with an array of other perks like artisanal flavored water.
At night, Naples Grande has reinvented the classic summer drive in experience by launching a poolside “Dive-In Movie Night,” taking place at the resort’s Mangrove Pool on Saturday evenings at 8:15pm. Anchor your crew in a float in front of a 13-foot screen and enjoy family flick favorites like Big Hero 6, Penguins of Madagascar, The Lego Movie and Despicable Me. Movie-goers can order eats from the Gulf Coast Oasis surf-shack themed pool bar, which also offers the ‘rents some libations like Oasis Punch, Upside Down Margarita, or the Sangria Fresca.
Youngsters have the chance to showcase their culinary creativity with several hands-on workshops at Naples Grande. Mixology is no longer reserved for martinis with the launch of the hotel’s newly launched Lemonade Lab taking place Wednesday and Saturday afternoons on Sunset Veranda, where kids can concoct their very own signature lemonade creation using a variety of fresh seasonal fruits. After hand-picking their ingredients, they muddle the mix, combine with ice and pour into a chilled Naples Grande shaker, which is theirs to take home so they can remake their sweet summertime treat. Additionally, kids can showcase their inner chef with the hotel’s Little Chefs Pizza Class, where children are welcomed into the kitchen to learn how to make pizza alongside the resort's chefs. Kids delight in this educational activity where they work the dough, dress the pizza with their choice of toppings and then help get it into the oven. Pizzas are served to families in Aura Restaurant at the conclusion of these Saturday classes and each Little Chef receives a special embroidered apron and chef hat to keep.
Naples Grande is a family mecca whose additional features include:
· 15 Har-Tru clay tennis courts
· Naples Grande Golf Club, a highly acclaimed, Rees Jones-designed, 18-hole, 6,955-yard, par 72 course
· Naples Grande Spa, an indoor-outdoor spa village where teens can experience their first facial while pre-teens enjoy the Berry Sweet Manicure & Pedicure offering
· A protected mangrove estuary with a long boardwalk composed of recycled milk jugs that provides an eco-friendly path where families can get in touch with nature
· Two new restaurants: The Catch of the Pelican, which celebrates the vibrant flavors of the Gulf Coast with fresh, local seafood and vegetables from local organic farms & Rhode’s End, a beach bar and grill serving lunch and dinner Mediterranean style
· Brand new accommodations in tower guestrooms and suites with balconies offering stunning views of the Gulf. Alternatively, Garden Villa Suites offer a split floor plan for families looking for extra space.
Quick look at Naples Grande’s Family Programming for Summer:
Summer Reading Nook
Where: Mangrove Pool
When: Monday – Thursday
Hours: Pool open – pool close
Dive-in Movie Night
Where: Mangrove Pool
Where: Sunset Veranda
When: Wednesday & Saturday
Cost: $10 per child
Little Chefs Pizza Class
Cost: $29 per child
About Naples Grande Beach Resort
The resort has 474 guestrooms including 29 gulf view suites and 50 bungalow suites plus more than 83,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Every room features a private balcony with direct views of the Gulf. Guests of the hotel have access to five on-site restaurants and bars, three heated outdoor pools, a full-service luxury spa, 8,000-square-foot fitness center, business center and an award-winning tennis facility with 15 courts. The property is surrounded by 200 acres of a protected mangrove estuary intertwined with a system of bridges and elevated walking paths that afford access to three miles of beachfront on the Gulf of Mexico. The property is also immediately proximate to the renowned Waterside Shops, Southwest Florida’s most luxurious shopping mall.
About Northwood Hospitality
Northwood Hospitality manages a growing hotel portfolio of independent luxury hotels and resorts. Properties currently under management by Northwood Hospitality include: the New York Palace Hotel in New York (www.newyorkpalace.com), The London West Hollywood in West Hollywood, CA (www.TheLondonWeHo.com,) Cheeca Lodge & Spa in Islamorada, FL (www.cheeca.com), Parrot Key Hotel and Resort in Key West, FL (www.parrotkeyresort.com), and Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort in Marathon, FL (www.tranquilitybayresort.com)