Naples (October 6, 2017) - The Florida Gulf Coast cities of Naples and Marco Island are welcoming meetings and conference attendees and planners after Hurricane Irma with the message ‘Florida’s Paradise Coast is Clear.’ The beaches are beautiful and hotels, restaurants and shops are open for business.
All the area’s top meeting and conference hotels and resorts have reopened with a few exceptions. Open now and fully ready to welcome both conference and leisure guests are the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort; The Ritz-Carlton, Naples; The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples; The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club; Naples Bay Resort; The Inn on Fifth; Bellasera Hotel; Hyatt House Naples/5th Avenue; Hilton Naples; Marco Beach Ocean Resort; GreenLinks Golf Villas at Lely Resort and others. The LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort re-opens November 1, followed by the Naples Grande Beach Resort on December 15. Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa’s newly renovated meeting space is available now for group conference, meeting and social events, and The Deck at 560 restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner with an all-day Happy Hour. The resort’s planned room and suite enhancement work that began prior to Irma continues, debuting in early 2018.
“The Paradise Coast is clear,” said Debi DeBenedetto, group sales & marketing manager at the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Most of the attractions and hotels are back open and online. A few are still under clean-up and renovation but 2018 will be fully open and ready for all group meeting business and better than ever. With many of the hotels under renovations prior to Irma, we will have a new product in many resorts."
About Florida’s Paradise Coast
Whether travelers are seeking a destination for a large conference, a corporate meeting or a romantic escape or family getaway, Florida’s Paradise Coast — Naples, Marco Island and the western portion of the Everglades — has an array of options year-round. With more than 30 miles of soft, white sand beaches, a thriving arts and culture scene, distinctive dining, quality attractions and the best of outdoor adventure, the Paradise Coast is truly a destination with it all. Located just two hours from Miami, four hours from Orlando and three hours from Tampa, the Paradise Coast is easily accessible from some of Florida’s largest cities. Travelers outside of the Sunshine State can fly into Southwest Florida International Airport, which provides nonstop service to 43 destinations on 14 different air carriers. For more information about the Paradise Coast, visit www.ParadiseCoast.com. Follow the destination on Twitter and Instagram @ParadiseCoast and @ParadiseMeeting, and on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheParadiseCoast or Facebook.com/MeetingsInParadise.