July 3, 2014

RED, WHITE AND YOU Celebration All Weekend Long!

Celebrate the FOURTH all weekend long!
Celebrate the good times, C’mon!

Independence Day Kick-Off Party
The Fourth starts on the 3rd at Mercato! Get the holiday started early with live concert and festival. FREE!
--Americana and classic rock from Toucan Do
--Outdoor Bar
--Bead toss at 8pm with prizes for 12 lucky winners!
--All-American lawn games including corn hole & giant checkers


Face Painting | Water Balloon Toss | Bounce House | Crafts | Giveaways

Fourth of July Parade
Fifth Avenue South - Naples, FL

Round up your loved ones and head to downtown Naples before 10 a.m. for the July Fourth Parade. It starts on Broad Avenue South, continuing to Third Street South to Fifth Avenue South and ending at Eighth Street South, Naples.

Fireworks on Naples Pier
If you’re going out to enjoy the fireworks, take your tasty treats with you early to the Naples Pier to watch the firework show by Zambelli Fireworks at 9 p.m.

Pool Party at Hilton Naples
Throw on those shades and enjoy the red, white and blue cocktails all day long by the Hilton Naples pool side. There will be kid-friendly games, beverages and food brought to you by Shula’s Steak house Naples

July 2, 2014

Hilton Naples Awarded TripAdvisor Platinum GreenLeader Status

Hilton Naples has been accepted as a Platinum level GreenLeader into the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program for another year. The GreenLeader program helps travelers plan greener trips by identifying environmentally-friendly accommodations across the United States. GreenLeader levels range from the basic GreenPartner to the top-tier Platinum level. TripAdvisor GreenLeaders have met a set of environmental standards developed for TripAdvisor by a leading environmental consulting firm, with input from expert partners. The more green practices a hotel has in place, the higher its GreenLeader level, which is shown on the property’s listing on the TripAdvisor site. The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program was developed in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® program, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the United Nations Environment Program. 

How the program works:

  • All hotels must apply and be accepted into the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Program, and qualify as a GreenLeader or GreenPartner.
  • GreenLeaders have achieved one of four levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. The higher the level, the greater the impact of a property's green practices.
  • GreenPartners have met the program's minimum requirements including having a towel and linen re-use program, using energy-efficient light bulbs, tracking energy usage, recycling, and educating staff and guests on green practices. Source: www.tripadvisor.com
For more information, visit http://www.tripadvisor.com/GreenLeaders. 

June 13, 2014

Great Deals for a Great Dad!

Ok, you have checked Dad into his fabulous man cave oasis at the Hilton Naples, splurged and ordered him a 48oz. steak for dinner at Shula’s Steak House Naples (and he happily joined the Shula’s ‘I ate it all’ 48oz. club), relaxed a bit and then what? Let’s celebrate Dad all weekend long with these great deals for Father’s Day weekend!

Dad’s Day Out – Saturday, June 14th, 2014 at 10:00am at Village on Venetian Bay
In celebration of dad's special day, bring him out to Village on Venetian Bay. The Ferrari Club of Naples will have their cars on display, which you will be able to browse throughout the Village. Have a free photo of dad and you with your favorite car, compliments of the Village, as a memento of this great morning!
See the Journey Ambassador in the Naples Hilton lobby for more information.

See the Journey Ambassador in the Naples Hilton lobby for more information.

Father’s Day at the Naples Zoo   – Sunday, June 15th, 2014 at 10:00am at the Naples Zoo
Want to get rid of those half-empty bottles of cheap aftershave from previous Father’s Days? Dads can trade those for free Zoo admission by bringing the bottle to the Zoo on Father’s Day. Why does the Zoo want aftershave? For the animals, of course. This annual call for cologne provides new scents for the animals to enjoy all year. Dads and their families will be able to watch the animals’ reactions to these aftershaves as the scents are used throughout the day for animal enrichment. If Dad doesn’t have aftershave to donate, some of Mom’s perfume will work, too. Otherwise, dads can take advantage of an online offer for free admission with child ticket purchase in place of cologne.

See the Journey Ambassador in the Naples Hilton lobby for more information.

Father’s Day at Sun-N-Fun Lagoon Sunday, June 15th, 2014 at 10:00am at Sun-N-Fun Lagoon
The water park features a water slide that drops into the 1,200 foot long Sunny's Lazy River; four water slides leading to a drop pool; a heated family pool; the Tadpole Pool children's wading area with a fish slide and more; and Turtle Cove, a pool for children ages 5 to 12 with lily pads and ropes for climbing.

See the Journey Ambassador in the Naples Hilton lobby for more information.

Conclude the Father's Day celebrations with another legendary experience from Shula's Steak House Naples!


June 11, 2014

Clean Shores and Clear Views

Members of the Hilton Naples and Shula's Steak House Naples team came out on Saturday to help keep Collier beautiful by cleaning up the disposables from the shoreline. This is the third clean up effort for the team and is a part of a year long partnership with 'Keep Collier Beautiful.' 

We enjoy giving back to our community and making Naples, FL the best place to work and play.

June 9, 2014

Free Admission for Dad at the The Conservancy of Southwest Florida

Hilton Naples Hotel
Photo Courtesy of Conservancy of Southwest Florida
Don't miss out on a special treat for Dad this weekend!  To celebrate Father's Day, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida is offering free admission for Dad when accompanied by another adult.  With so much to see and do at the Conservancy Nature Center, you'll want to plan your visit

Don't miss my favorite - the Electric Boat Cruise where you will be able to relax and enjoy all nature has to offer up the Gordon River from the mangrove-lined Allyn Family Lagoon.  Children must be older than two years of age and accompanied by an adult.

Free admission includes Thursday, June 12 through Saturday, June 14, 2014.  Conservancy hours are from 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM.  Admission is $12.95 for Adults and $8.95 for Children 3 to 12.  Free for children under three.  For more information contact The Conservancy of Southwest Florida directly at 239-403-4207 or stop by the Hilton Naples Concierge desk located in the lobby.

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is located 4.1 miles from the Hilton Naples Hotel

June 4, 2014

Certified for Excellence

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Hilton Naples and Shula's Steak House Naples are winners of the prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award for 2014!

The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.

“Our 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence awards are very special to our entire team at the Hilton Naples and Shula’s Steak House because they are a validation of how well we cared for and served our guests,” said Clark Hill, general manager of the Hilton Naples. “We thank our past hotel and dining guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor, since there is no greater seal of approval than being recognized by one’s customers.”

We wear our badge of honor proudly and will continue to ensure each guest feels cared for, valued and appreciated as part of our Hilton promise. 

June 3, 2014

Things to do in Naples, FL

From its’ luxurious homes to white sandy beaches, Naples, FL has a lot to offer to the visiting eye! With a combination of rich history and traditional Florida flair, the city has transformed into the metropolis it is today.

Staff recommended things to do, places to see and people to meet (for week ending 6/7/2014):

Mercato Nights Music Series featuring Rockin' Horse – Thursday, June 5th, 2014 at 6:00pm at Mercato Shops

Rockin' Horse joins the league of entertainers who have been a part of the Mercato Nights Music Series!
Rockin' Horse puts on a lively show with classic and party rock including covers of Van Halen, Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac, Weezer, Pink Floyd, Violent Femmes, Neil Young, Journey and much more.
Lawn chairs and well-behaved pets are welcome.

See the Journey Ambassador in the Naples Hilton lobby for more information.

Comedian Robert Kelly   – Thursday, June 5th, 2014 at 9:00pm at Off The Hook Comedy Club

Comedian Robert “Bobby” Kelly is best known as Louis C.K.'s brother Robbie on FX's hit show, "Louie." Kelly was featured on HBO’s “Tourgasm,” with Dane Cook, and his own special on Comedy Central. Robert Kelly has his own podcast "YKWD ,You Know What Dude," and is a frequent guest on the hit Sirus XM radio show, “The Opie and Anthony Show.” Kelly has also seen success as an actor, appearing in hit movies such as "Goodluck Chuck" and television shows such as “Law and Order.”

See the Journey Ambassador in the Naples Hilton lobby for more information.

Preview Reception: The 50th Founders Juried Awards Exhibition Friday, June 6th, 2014 at 5:30pm at The von Liebig Art Center

The biennial juried awards exhibition features recent work by Naples Art Association members and is exhibited throughout the von Liebig Art Center on the first and second levels. Artists compete for $2,500 in cash awards. Exhibition Juror and Awards Judge: Erin Wright, Director of Artist Initiative at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) will select work online for the exhibition and then travel to Naples to select award winners and speak about her current and past projects with LACMA.
Tickets are available at: www.naplesart.org

See the Journey Ambassador in the Naples Hilton lobby for more information.

O.A.R. in concert – Friday, June 6th, 2014 at 6:00pm at Mercato Shops

104.7 Mix FM brings us a special acoustic set with O.A.R. and special guests New Hollow.
O.A.R.'s new album, The Rockville LP, hits stores on June 10. Bring your lawn chairs, grab your friends and head to the lawn across from Masa Naples for this one-night only event before they head to the east coast. This event is sponsored by Audi Naples, Naples Acura and Volkswagen of Naples.

See the Journey Ambassador in the Naples Hilton lobby for more information.

Don’t just come to Naples, EXPERIENCE NAPLES!

There is always something to do!