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So what's New in Naples?........3 new hotels, a new clubhouse and spa addition

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to a venerable beach front resort, more restaurants and in the works, one of Florida's largest spas, and finally Southwest Florida's first major museum of art.

The Staybridge Suites, by Holiday Inn, is a new concept for extended stays. An all-suite hotel with comforts and amenities for both the regular visitor and their families and geared especially towards business and corporate travelers with high speed internet access portals.

The Hilton Naples and Towers just opened with its magnificent marble and tile decor, including banquet and meeting rooms galore for the needs of the corporate businessman. A special feature is The Hilton's signature restaurant, Don Shula"s Steakhouse, rated one of the top 10 steakhouses in the U.S.

The Hotel Escalante, a European "boutique style" hotel will be opening this year in the heart of Old Naples, offering the ambiance of a private Mediterranean villa cloistered within the gates of a tropical garden.

Combining the charm of "Old Florida" with the Hot New Look of Naples comes The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. Opened and operated by the Watkins Family since 1946, this tropical resort with its 5,000 orchids presents a tradition of warmth and hospitality praised for more than half a century. Enjoy exquisite sunsets while overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and dining at HB's, the only true beachfront restaurant in Naples. The Clubhouse and Spa, opening in win
HB's beachfront restaurant offers stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico.
ter 2000, is part of a $30 million renovation of the entire property and will give the resort's guests the pleasure of a full service spa and fitness center, plus new meeting rooms, restaurant, ballrooms, a business center, a golf pro shop and more dining rooms. All this offered on a peaceful beachfront atmosphere.

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, a Mobil Five Star, AAA Five Diamond Resort is constructing a 51,000 square foot, tri-level, Quality of Life Center to be completed in late 2000. This world class spa will be among the largest in Florida. A traveler can always count on his or her stay at the Ritz-Carlton to be one where all their whims are catered to in style; their famous impeccable service keeps guests coming back.

The cozy Inn by the Sea is Naples only B&B.
ne must not forget The Registry Resort with its exquisite restaurants like Lafite and Brass Pelican, where you can dine in casual elegance and extraordinary surroundings. Through the year 2000, The Registry Resort invites their visitors to "Wish Upon A Star". Guests wi ll have the opportunity to share their hopes and dreams for the future by filling out wish cards at their Millenium Star Sculpture in the lobby fora chance to win a return trip to Naples.

At the other end of the spectrum, Naples' only bed & breakfast, the charming Inn by the Sea is under new ownership. This delightful home listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is one of Naples first guest houses and was built in 1937. Their cozy rooms are named after local barrier islands.

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