July 29, 2014

Things to do in Naples, Florida

Ok, you have checked into your fabulous home-away-from-home oasis, gone to the pool, had lunch at Shula’s, got the perfect tan at the beach, relaxed a bit and now what? Wait to do it all over again tomorrow? Well, yes but before tomorrow, why not experience Naples today?

From its’ luxurious homes to white sandy beaches, Naples 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 8/2/2014):

Wine Tasting Sunset Cruise– Thursday, July 31st, 2014 at 6:00 pm at Naples Princess
Join the Naples Princess for a sunset wine cruise that will be the perfect romantic evening or night out with the girls! Enjoy views of the Gulf of Mexico and maybe even dolphin sightings!

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

Spirit Class : Yo, Ho, Ho and (a tasting) of Rum – Friday, August 1st, 2014 at 6:30 pm at Total Wine & More
Hawaiian shirts are optional for this fun exploration and tasting of this classic spirit of the Caribbean. You’ll explore rum history and why location matters while tasting and discussing the differences in character and flavor varieties. Learn some classic rum cocktails and taste a couple too!

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

SummerFest Stroll Saturday, August 2nd at 10am at Mercato
Your friends at Mercato are celebrating Florida's Tax Free weekend and you can too!
The day begins with a free yoga class at 10 am on the lawn followed by Kaleicious Smoothie samples.

Go and enjoy live music, food and drink samples and fabulous finds up to 80% off throughout Mercato.

Check out the fall's hottest trends at Bio New York while sipping complimentary mimosas.

Bring non-perishable food or new/gently used clothing donations for St. Matthew's House and receive a passport. Complete your passport by visiting 6 participating merchants to be eligible to win a $500 Mercato Experience package.

--Donna Holman
--Jonathan Dunn
--Jeff Leigh
--Mason Nicholas Williams

--Meet Elsa from Frozen & mini-manicures and makeovers from Lollipops Kids Spa
--Face Painting
--Balloon Animals
--Snow cones--all day or while supplies last
--Giant checkers and bean bag toss on the lawn in front of Bravo

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!

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.