Northwood Hospitality (Northwood) announced that the Waldorf Astoria Naples has been transitioned to the independently branded Naples Grande Beach Resort & Naples Grande Golf Course. The hotel is currently underway on an $18-million renovation and redesign of all 474 guestrooms and suites, three restaurants, beach area and common spaces.
The hotel will remain open and operational through the renovation, with the completion to be unveiled in January 2015.
Northwood purchased the property in October 2013 and has worked with Hilton to continue to operate the hotel with the Waldorf Astoria brand. Northwood's vision for the property will focus on enhancing the resort aspects, while also positioning it to become a leading meetings hotel in southeast US.
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 has a private, angled balcony with direct views of the Gulf. Guests of the hotel have access to five on-site restaurants and bars, three heated outdoor pools with a 100-foot waterslide, a spa, 8,000-square-foot fitness center, business center and a 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 Waterside Shops, a shopping mall in Southwest Florida.
The Naples Grande Golf Course was designed by Rees Jones. The 18-hole, par 72 course has 6,955 yards set among a landscape of native Florida foliage. It was originally completed in 2000.
Northwood Hospitality manages a portfolio of independent luxury hotels and resorts. Properties currently under management by Northwood Hospitality include: the New York Palace Hotel in New York; Revere Hotel Boston Common in Boston, Mass.; The London West Hollywood in West Hollywood, Calif.; Cheeca Lodge & Spa in Islamorada, Fla.; Parrot Key Hotel and Resort in Key West, Fla.; Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort in Marathon, Fla.; and the forthcoming The Marker Waterfront Resort in Key West, Fla.