As the rest of the country deals with temperatures below zero, Floridians are basking in high 70-, low-80 degree weather. This winter season; escape the frigid elements and warm up in Southwest Florida at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. If the weather, luxe amenities and first-class service aren’t enough reasons to plan a trip, here are few more:
- The Remastered Ritz-Carlton, Naples: After completing a multi-million dollar renovation in October 2013, the Ritz-Carlton Naples now features 450 new guest rooms and suites, a redesigned Artisans ballroom – a popular venue for weddings, as well as three innovative dining options.
The new guestrooms all boast expansive views of the Gulf of Mexico and reminiscent of a luxurious, residential beach home. The allure and beauty of Naples are reflected in the rooms’ aesthetic, fusing hues of warm blues, greens and greys – all inspired by the Gulf of Mexico and its surrounding landscape.
- New & Innovative Culinary Offerings:
o Terrazza – An Italian-inspired restaurant brings the flavors of coastal Italy to coastal Florida, featuring a wide variety of dishes using fresh ingredients from locally sourced farmers and fresh, hand-made pasta.
o Dusk – One of the new remastered dining options, this modern bar offers a menu of cleverly-crafted cocktails and light fare. Its extended balcony provides outdoor seating, which offer breathtaking vistas of the Gulf of Mexico.
o The Grill – Known as the resort’s classic establishment and popular local favorite, The Grill steakhouse offers a selection of dry-aged beef and fresh seafood, as well as an extensive collection of international wine
- The Ultimate in Pampering: The Ritz-Carlton Spa Naples offers an indulgent escape to relax, unwind and rejuvenate in a 51,000 sq. ft. sanctuary. With a selection of signature and seasonal treatments such as the Drift to Sleep, Organic Warm Spiced Mud Wrap and Hydra Facial, healing steam rooms, saunas, aqua lounges and more, the Spa offers the ultimate pampered experience to invigorate the mind, body and soul.
- Eco-Exploration: For the budding environmentalists in the family, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples’ “Nature’s Wonders” program invites young ones to discover nature in an educational and fun way. A master naturalists guides tikes ages 5-12 through 11 aquariums that house sharks, crabs, turtles, alligators and eels, while a science curriculum and a kid-sized lab offer cool ways to explore and learn about the environment.