May 25, 2010

Get Carried Away at Shula's Steak House Naples

Start the Memorial Day Weekend off by
Getting ‘Carrie’d Away
Special Extended Happy Hour featuring four versions of our $5.00 Signature Martini’s inspired by the women of Sex And The City 2.
The festivities are from 4pm to 6:30pm at
Shula’s Steak House Naples.
In addition to the $5 Signature SATC2 Inspired Martini’s:
  • Complimentary Appetizers
  • Two For One Cocktails
  • Live Jazz
It's going to be a (Mr.) Big Night Out!

May 24, 2010

What Father's Day is in Naples

Carlos & Son
Originally uploaded by Hilton Naples
Boating and Fishing, Golf and Tennis, Dining and Tastings, Cigars and Concerts, Museums and Exhibits, Jet Skis and Plane Rides, Father's Day Naples!

We asked Carlos Mainetti, Engineer at the Hilton Naples Hotel, what being a Father means to him, and we loved his reply, "Anyone can be a Father, but it takes a real man to be a Daddy."

Treat your "Daddy" to the Father's Day Special at Shula's Steak House Naples, or surprise him with tickets to his favorite show, or a cigar and wine tasting. Whatever your Dad likes, you'll find it in Naples.

May 21, 2010

EVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour Naples

We're spiking it up a notch in Naples this Memorial Day Weekend! Join the team from the Hilton Naples Hotel & Shula's Steak House Naples for the EVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour, returning for their third annual tour stop on May 29, 2010. Watch top EVP Pro Beach Volleyball players compete while you enjoy a day on the beach, great food and music.

We caught up to Ross Balling, President & CEO of the EVP Pro Tour, and he said, "The EVP Island Tour is a great way to spend the day at the beach watching the top beach volleyball players compete and have a chance to participate in contests!"

Annette Daniel, Front Desk Manager at the Hilton Naples Hotel and Shula's Steak House Naples, played in one of last year's events, and told us, "It wasn't easy, but it was fun; playing right next to the EVP Pro Beach Volleyball players was amazing - they make it look so easy!"

Where are the best beaches in Naples for beach volleyball? Try Lowdermilk Park, Vanderbilt Beach, or the Naples Pier, all located less than 10 minutes from the Hilton Naples Hotel & Shula's Steak House Naples.

Photo of Annette Daniel, Hilton Naples Manager, at the EVP Tournament in Naples

May 20, 2010

Paradise Coast Tourism Awards: Jack Wert, Tom Donahue and Dave Shula

The Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau hosted the 8th Annual Paradise Coast Tourism Star Awards Luncheon yesterday. Included among the more than 250 people who attended were several elected and government officials.

The keynote speaker was Dave Shula who gave an energetic, motivating talk about the importance of teamwork, supporting the theme of this year’s celebration, “Team Paradise”. Mr. Shula presented awards to many very proud and deserving recipients from the Tourism Industry. The Hilton Naples and Shula’s Steak House Naples teams were well represented with nominations including Marc VanDam for Outstanding Hotel Sales Employee, Darlene Boyle for Outstanding Hotel Front Line Employee, Niccole Haschak for Hospitality Above and Beyond, Hilton Naples for Best Strategic Partner, Lucia Stan for Rising Star. Congratulations to each of you…we are all very proud of your being nominated!

Our winner this year was selected from a crowded field of exceptional nominees in the Restaurant Exemplary Service Award category. We congratulate Tom Donahue for this well deserved recognition and it was even more meaningful for our entire organization because Dave Shula was able to participate in the award presentation. Tom, we are proud of you!

Congratulations to all of the nominees and to our winner Tom Donahue…the Hilton Naples and Shula’s Steak House Naples is so fortunate to have each one of you on the Team!

Photos courtesy of: Naples Marco Island Everglades CVB

May 17, 2010

What Father's Day is at the Hilton Naples Hotel

What being a Father is to the Hilton Naples Hotel Team, we asked our Director of Engineering, Jeff Marsh, father of two. "Never Having to Say “NO”- that's their Mom's job."
Just two more days left for you to submit your stories with images and/or videos of your Dads and Father Figures on the Hilton Naples Hotel Facebook page by Noon on Wednesday, May 19th, and your Dad or Father Figure will be entered to win a three night stay at the Hilton Naples Hotel, a round of golf in Naples for four at The Quarry, and Lunch for four at Shula's Steak House Naples.

May 16, 2010

Catch of the Day at Naples Pier

Naples Pier
Originally uploaded by Hilton Naples
Early in the morning, right before sunrise, Naples Pier shows signs of a new day. People start lining the pier with fishing poles in the hopes of catching today's lunch or dinner. Currently mackeral & pompano are the must abundant catch of the day. Pelicans & ospreys dive straight down into the Gulf of Mexico to get their morning breakfast. Dolphin idly dive under the water as they too feed off the rich underwater offerings found in off the Naples Beaches. As I walked along the pier I struck up a conversation with Mr. McSwain who has been fishing off the Naples pier everyday since arriving in Naples in 1940. He called himself one of the old-timers & was generous in pointing out a few photo opportunities that I shouldn't miss. All of this under the watchful Eagle eye, perched high above all, waiting for his own morning breakfast at the Naples, Pier. The Naples Pier is just one of the many free things to do in Naples, FL & is an easy drive south about 6 miles from the Hilton Naples Hotel.

May 13, 2010

Things to Do in Naples This Weekend

Our peak season may be winding down & now is the perfect time to visit Naples, FL.  Plenty of great things to do in Naples this weekend! 
  • Tin City is featuring CityFest on Saturday from 3-10pm.  Join us for a great afternoon & evening of family fun! Music, dancing, good food & drink, and The Tin City shops will all be open too.
  • Head to Marco Island this weekend to see actors from As the World Turns, All My Children and other favorite soaps at the Southwest Florida SoapFest. The festival Saturday and Sunday will include a live play reading, a cruise on the Marco Island Princess, a celebrity bartender bash and more.
  • Round up the kids for a day of fun at Celebrate Families at Cambier Park from 1–4 p.m. Saturday. Bluegrass bands will perform and children will enjoy a climbing wall, bounce house, stilt walkers, and science and art activities.
  • Enjoy an evening of entertainers and a good time as Waterside Shops hosts Waterside Rocks from 4–6 p.m. Sunday. Manhattan Connection will be rockin’ at the Waterside Shops Pavilion.
  • Claire Murray on Third Street South is hosting an open house from 3–5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Naples is the inspiration for Claire Murray's Coral Reef collection.
  • Jeep and 4x4 Extravaganza is being held at the Big Cypress Market Place on May 15, 2010 at 9am.  Enjoy a great day with Jeeps crushing cars and a $500 prize for best Jeep!! There will be cash prizes, cookout, live music and shopping!
  • Princess Diana: Dresses of Inspiration exhibit at the von Liebig Art Center

Haven't made your reservations? Still time to book your reservations online for the Hilton Naples.

May 12, 2010

What Father's Day is to the Hilton Naples Hotel Team

In our quest to discover what Father's Day means to the Hilton Naples Hotel Team, we caught up with our Director of Sales, Marc Van Dam, father of four. "It's a day to instill into my children to treat others the way they would want to be treated, and the first place to start is with their own family."

What Father's Day is to you - Father's Day is on its way and we're searching for Dads and Father Figures who are positive influences in your life, and who are dedicated to their families and communities. Submit your stories with images and/or videos on the Hilton Naples Hotel Facebook page by Noon on Wednesday, May 19th, and your Dad or Father Figure will be entered to win a three night stay at the Hilton Naples Hotel, a round of golf in Naples for four at The Quarry, and Lunch for four at Shula's Steak House Naples.

May 11, 2010

Shula's Steak House Naples in the Hilton Naples Hotel Summer Wine Tasting Series

Hilton Naples Shula's
Originally uploaded by Hilton Naples
Shula's Steak House Naples in the Hilton Naples Hotel Summer Wine Tasting Series will kick off their Summer Wine Series with wine tasting and complimentary appetizers.
This month's events are featuring wines from Silverado Vineyards.
Click below to RSVP in advance:
$10pp in advance / $15pp at the door.

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May 5, 2010


Beach at Clams Pass-2
Originally uploaded by Hilton Naples
Naples beaches not affected by oil spill.  Beaches in Naples have not been affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico created by the accident on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig  south of Louisiana, according to the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades CVB, the official tourism deparment of Collier County. Travelers planning a trip to the Hilton Naples Hotel can check our local tourism department's Travel Updates for Beach Conditions. This page also has a link to Mote Marine Laboratory’s Beach Conditions Report, which provides daily reports on conditions at the area’s beach parks, which are all currently clean.

May 3, 2010

No time for a Siesta, it's time to Fiesta at Cinco de Mayo Party

Just two days away...don your sombreros and join Shula's Steak House and the Hilton Naples Hotel for a poolside Cinco de Mayo Party! The celebration kicks off at 5:30pm and will feature Music, Appetizers and Pinatas, with the finest Tequila, Margaritas and specialty Beer. Remember, wear red, white & green to be seen at the best Cinco de Mayo Celebration in town!

Must be 21 years or older to attend the Cinco de Mayo Party