November 25, 2009

Who Do You Get When You Cross Elton John & Robin Williams?

Who do you get when you cross Elton John & Robin Williams?  Find out Friday, November 27th at the Hilton Naples when you attend the Jimmy Keys Dinner Comedy Show.  Jimmy Keys is a favorite with local Neapolitans & guests of the Hilton Naples.  Jimmy gives a high energy variety show packed with comedy, visual musical impressions and favorite Broadway songs, wrapped around some of the most exciting piano playing that you will ever witness!

You have a choice of regular ($55) or preferred seating ($60) which includes dinner, the Jimmy Keys Comedy Show & a drink ticket.  Buffet dinner starts at 6pm and showtime is at 8pm.  Reservations are required by calling Sandi at 239-659-3111 or email her at

November 24, 2009

Work off Some of that Stuffing and Pie with the Hilton Naples Cycling Staff

Get on your bike and work off some of that stuffing and pie! The Christmas shopping can wait. The Hilton Naples cycling team invites you to join us at the Fifth Annual Iron Joe Bonness TURKEY RIDE on November 29, 2009.  Choose from 80, 62, 30 or 10 miles of fully supported road riding through Naples, Bonita Springs and the surrounding area. Sponsored by Naples Pathways Coalition. Join us at the North Collier Regional Park on North Livingston Road (located about 5 miles from the Hilton Naples Hotel).  Registration opens at 7:00am.  Registration fee is $35 for ride only.

The Hilton Naples does provide complimentary bicycles for guests enjoyment.  Transportation is on your own.  The Hilton Naples is a proud supporter of the Naples Pathway Coalition which is a local non-profit group of local citizens promoting safe, outdoor family fun through integrated multi-use pathways throughout Naples & Collier County.

November 17, 2009

Stranded in Fakahatchee

Any photographers or history buffs out there that will be in Naples on Saturday,November 21st? Or are you visiting Naples and want to experience a unique opportunity to learn about the Ten Thousand Islands? Friends of Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve are holding a Fakahatchee Coastal Cruise that promises many photo opportunities. If you wish to participate, meet at 1pm at Everglades National in Everglades City (about 26 miles south of the Hilton Naples Hotel). You will be ferried to Fakahatchee Island for a guided walk. Tickets are $90 pp and reservations are required.
Photo credit: Naples Marco Island Everglades CVB

Buzz Builds for Up In The Air

In anticipation of one of the most talked about film releases this year, Hilton is giving guests a chance to live the life of a global traveler with the Hilton Up in the Air Sweepstakes celebrating Paramount Pictures’ upcoming film about a frequent business traveler whose life on the road is threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles and after he’s met the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams. Up in the Air, from Oscar® nominated director Jason Reitman, will arrive in U.S. theatres this December.

Scenes of the film were shot at multiple Hilton hotels and signature Hilton products and amenities are used throughout. Props designed for the movie include a Hilton HHonors Diamond VIP card made for George Clooney’s character, Ryan Bingham.

When you book a Hilton hotel stay (hint: book the Hilton Naples) through between now and January 11, 2010 you will automatically be entered into the Hilton Up in the Air Sweepstakes for a chance to win both the grand prize as well as the prize-of-the-week.

There are some great prizes to be won including:

Grand Prize: One million Hilton HHonors points, Hilton HHonors Diamond VIP status for a year and a trip to Paris that includes round trip airfare for two, accommodations at the Hilton Arc de Triomphe Paris and ground transportation between the airport and hotel

For more information about the Hilton Up in the Air Sweepstakes, travelers can email Niccole

Can't Get Enough of IPhone Applications

Another cool IPhone application was announced by Hilton. Now, once you have the new application you can do a “Request Upon Arrival” service that enables you to place an order for room service and have a meal in the guestroom upon arrival at the Hilton Naples. The new applications also offer “e-check in,” a feature that provides remote check-in up to 48 hours in advance.

It's like having a hotel concierge in your pocket 24 hours-a-day seven days-a-week. Some cool features you can experience from the palm of your hand are: 
  • View, modify and cancel (although we know you'd be heartbroken to cancel your stay at the Hilton Naples) existing reservations
  • Check-in online up to 48 hours in advance for gold and diamond members of the Hilton HHonors frequent-guest program
  • Redeem points and stays for members of the Hilton HHonors frequent-guest program
  • Check point balances for members of the Hilton HHonors frequent-guest program
We invite you to try the new iPhone &  iTouch applications.

November 12, 2009

Naples Botanical Garden Grand Opening Weekend

Celebrate the Naples Botanical Garden Grand Opening Weekend after more than a year of renovations. The ribbon-cutting will be at 11 a.m. Saturday.  Enjoy the new Children’s Garden, Brazilian Garden and Caribbean Garden.  Guests of the Naples Botanical Garden can look out over the gardens from a lily pond and cascading waterfall are featured in the Brazilian Garden.  The botanical garden opens to the public November 14 with 70-acres of new gardens.

November 4, 2009

Humane Society Afternoon Tea & Fashion Show at the Hilton Naples

The Hilton Naples Hotel is hosting the Humane Society's Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show on Friday, November, 20th from 2-5 p.m. You can register online today for prime seating!
Themed "Tea in the Tropics" this year, you won't want to miss what has become a Naples Tradition and enjoy excellent company, scrumptious tea sandwiches, champagne, and the ever-popular pet and people fashion show featuring adorable pets awaiting adoption in our shelter. Call Patricia Connell at 239.643.1880 x 18 or for more information.

November 3, 2009

Toastmasters at Hilton Naples Hotel

Toastmasters hosted their District Conference at the Hilton Naples Hotelon October 30th, 31st and November 1st. Toastmasters featured workshops with one of the Toastmasters World Champions of Public Speaking (the winner of an annual speaking contest with 25,000 entrants) Darren LaCroix the 2001 champ. Darren's site is He is a professional public speaker who travels the globe and his focus in on incorporating humor into your message. Toastmasters International has over 14 local clubs from Naples to Fort Myers and Venice/North Port areas. Watch the news clip from Fox 4 Morning Blend show: