We welcome you to immerse yourself in our grande yet boutique experiences, from deliciously inventive food and beverage to our innovative and contemporary spa with new cutting-edge health and wellness services. I highly recommend you experience our new nontraditional spa treatments that include cryotherapy (full body and local), the saltwater float tank, the infrared sauna, and more.
Naples Grande is a great escape for many travelers, but it is also the ideal location for socials, galas, weddings, and other events. The resort offers more than 80,000 square feet of functional space centrally located on one floor, making it an inspiring setting to easily plan breakout sessions and unique events. Meeting and wedding planners are delighted with our flexible indoor-outdoor space that offers many function options — all expertly choreographed by our seasoned banquet staff.
In this issue of Neapolitan, you’ll learn more about the many resort offerings available to you, including five decadent culinary experiences, family-friendly activities, convenient tennis, three refreshing swimming pools for adults and families, endless relaxation areas, and an array of recreational activities, including kayaks and paddle boards on the Gulf, all complemented by a special staff spirit unlike anywhere else.
Whether observing nature through the resort’s tropical mangrove estuary or exploring the chic shopping and dining this city has to offer, you’ll encounter a centrally located one-ofa-kind resort where anything is possible.
Enjoy your stay and all that Naples has to offer. Explore, play, and live GRANDE.
Sincerely,Paul Burke General Manager
Meryl D’Sa-Wilson, a transplant from Mumbai, recently earned her MFA in creative writing from Florida Atlantic University. In her writing, she often tries to go beyond the obvious in order to understand herself and the world better. She writes, she reads, she teaches, she pets dogs, and she loves ginger wine and all kinds of peppers.
J. Kevin Foltz is a wanderer. After having successful commercial photography studios in Nashville, Tennessee, and Lima, Peru, he began specializing in travel photography for the custom publishing industry. He also completed a six-year stint as artist-in-residence at ArtCenter South Florida. Now based in South Carolina, he continues producing art and photography projects.
Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Dennis Goodman moved to Naples, Florida, in 1985, where he developed a passion for photography. He got married and started a family and a few businesses along the way, but his camera was always close at hand. A gifted photographer, most of his work is focused on the Florida Everglades. Stop by his fine art gallery or visit www.dennisgoodmanphotography.com.
Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Jeffrey Laign has reported from more than 75 countries for a variety of newspapers and magazines. The author of several books, Laign has also created custom publications for some of the world’s largest cruise lines, airlines, resorts, and destinations and helped to launch New York Times best-sellers such as Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Jorge Ramirez of Dream Pictures by JR is an award-winning photographer who has worked for well-known organizations, including the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, Rums of Puerto Rico, and Kodak. Based in Orlando, Florida, he’s also developed campaigns for top advertising agencies. The natural beauty of Naples inspires Ramirez, and he favors the rich colors of dawn and dusk when natural light is at its most colorful.
A promising young entrepreneur, Kiana Lynn Spiller is a writer and social media content creator who also has experience in business management, web design, graphic design, and video editing. She’s a multifaceted creative who loves to make people happy with her designs and even crochets her own apparel. Spiller is studying media production and music and looks forward to continuing her artistic pursuits.
Chelle Koster Walton has authored thousands of travel and food articles and more than a dozen guidebooks, including Fodor’s guides, Sarasota, Sanibel Island & Naples, The Bahamas Explorer’s Guide, and DK Eyewitness Florida Family Guide She is the Naples, Florida, expert for USA Today ’s www.10best.com
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