June 29, 2010

Shula's Happenings: 4th of July Pool Party 7/3/2010 & 7/4/2010 From 11:00am-4:00pm

Join Shula's Steak House for their annual 4th of July Pool Party 7/3/2010 & 7/4/2010 from 11:00am-4:00pm at the Hilton Naples Hotel pool.

We'll be grilling up Premium Black Angus Burgers, plump & juicy Hot Dogs and our Chef's secret marinated Chicken Breasts.

Drink specials include Frozen Pina Coladas & Strawberry Daiquiris, Canned Beer, Cocktails, Soda and Water. Items will also be available from our regular Poolside Menu and Menu. Celebrate your Naples Fourth of July Weekend with us!

You still have time to make your reservations & experience all of Shula's Happenings!

June 28, 2010

Hilton Naples Florida Beaches are Clean & Clear

Hilton Naples Florida Beaches are Clean & Clear . Be Confident with the Hilton Naples Florida Hotel Beach Satisfaction Guarantee

Now is the perfect time for you to plan your Florida Vacation in Naples. Be confident as you plan your beach vacation this summer to Naples, FL as the Hilton Naples Florida Hotel is offering our Beach Satisfaction Guarantee.

Experts are in agreement that our beautiful beaches will continue to remain unaffected by the oil spill. As a result, our Beach Satisfaction Guarantee is in full effect through July 31, 2010.

What this means to you is:
  • If you cancel or change a reservation at the Hilton Naples Florida Hotel because your stay will be impacted by the Gulf oil spill, cancellation fees will be waived and we will help you make new hotel arrangements at our property, or at any hotel within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands.
  • If you check out before your scheduled departure date or time because your stay is impacted by the Gulf oil spill, early departure charges will be waived at the Hilton Naples Florida Hotel.
Impact occurs when oil and tar from the spill in the northern Gulf of Mexico require a state or federal agency to actively clean the beaches, or when a state or federal agency closes the beaches due to public safety concerns related to the Deep Horizon spill. Our Beach Satisfaction Guarantee is to provide the confidence that Naples Florida Beaches are Clean & Clear

June 25, 2010

Naples 4th of July Celebration!

Naples 4th of July Celebration kicks off next weekend beginning with a 4th of July Parade at 10:00am on Saturday, July 3rd. The Parade route will begin at 3rd Street South and head north to 5th Avenue South, ending at the intersection of Broad Avenue South. For more than 15 years the City of Naples has sponsored the Parade, and there will be plenty of floats, food and fun!


The Celebration continues at 9:30pm on Sunday, July 4th, with a spectacular fireworks display on the beach! Bring your chairs, towels and coolers to the Naples Pier and nearby beach access areas for Naples 4th of July Fireworks Show. So many people flock to Naples for this annual Parade and Fireworks tradition, so you’ll want to plan ahead and reserve your room nearby at The Hilton Naples Hotel now. Click here to make your reservations.

They’ll be grilling up Premium Black Angus Burgers, plump & juicy Hot Dogs and the Chef’s secretly marinated Chicken Breasts. Drink specials will include a full bar, frozen beverages, soda and water. Items will also be available from the regular Poolside Menu and from Shula’s Steak House Naples Menu.

June 17, 2010

$10 Naples Wine Tasting at Shula's Steak House

Gather your friends and start next week with tasty treats paired with fine wines from Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley Vineyards.

Join us inside the Hilton Naples Hotel for the second in Shula’s Steak House Naples Wine Tasting Series on Monday, June 21, 2010 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Enjoy the taste of appetizers, Cabernets, Cabernet Franc and Chardonnays for just $10.

Alexander Valley Vineyards produced their first wines in 1975, and quickly established acclaim for crisp Chardonnays and luscious Cabernets. Today, this family owned and operated vineyard produces 100,000 cases a year, 17 varietal wines and proprietary blends.

We asked Tom Donahue, General Manager of Shula’s Steak House Naples, why he’s featuring wines from AVV, and he told us, “We’ve had the pleasure of meeting the Wetzel family when they’ve visited Naples – they’ve been friends of Shula’s since 1989 when the Shula’s in Miami Lakes opened and began carrying their wines, so they were an obvious choice when we put together our Naples Wine Tasting Series.” Come find out why Shula’s and AVV have been the perfect team for 21 years! To RSVP for future events, and for more infomation, click here.

Father's Day Naples Way


Biplane Naples Air
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We know Dad's special all year long and here's some ideas to celebrate Father's Day in Naples:

Take Dad to the Naples Zoo June 18th-June 20th with half-empty or empty bottles of aftershave to trade for his free admission.

Treat Dad to the Blood, Sweat & Tears performance Friday, June 18th at 8:00pm at the Naples Philharmonic

Relax with Dad while you enjoy a special treatment at the Naples Salt Cave. Friday June 18th and Saturday June 19th, pay for your treatment and Dad's is free!

Beer, Brats and more! From 11am-5pm on Saturday, June 19th bring Dad to Whole Foods Market at Mercato for free samples of beers & brats. The first 50 Dads will receive a free goodie bag.

Take Dad fishing in the 10,000 Islands with Captain Jay from Captain Jay's Fishing Charters.

Stop by Silverspot Cinema with Dad to enjoy an advance HD screening of Bruce Springsteen's "London Calling - Live in Hyde Park" on Saturday, June 19th at 7:00pm or Sunday, June 20th at 4:00pm.

Purchase a gift certificate from Naples Air, Inc., and show Dad the view from above in a Biplane.

Treat Dad to the Cocohatchee Nature Adventures, and kayak through mangroves on a tour of the Cocohatchee River.

On June 20th from 12:00pm-10:00pm dine with Dad at Shula's Steak House Naples, located in The Hilton Naples Hotel, with a special 3 course meal for $52 per person. All Dads receive a Shula's Condiment Gift Pack and entry to wine the grand prize of lunch for 2 in Shula's, 2 tickets to a Miami Dolphin home game, a football autographed by Coach Shula, a VIP card for 20% off any dinner check in Shula's for up to 4 people for 1 year, a fishing trip for 2 and a golf outing for 4!

Join Dad on the water - rent a Jet Ski or Wave Runner from Jetski Naples!

June 15, 2010

B.R. Cohn Winery Presents a Wine Pairing Dinner at The Hilton Naples

Beat the heat at the B.R. Cohn Winery Dinner event at The Hilton Naples on Wednesday, June 16th. Discover why Wine Spectator ranked their Cabernet #2. Wine pairing will include Chardonnays, Cabernets and a Pinot Noir, direct from the heart of Sonoma Valley.

Founded in 1984, B.R. Cohn Winery’s focus has been to create wines emphasizing balance, elegance and consistent high quality from vintage to vintage.

The Reception begins at 6:30pm in the Hilton Naples Hotel Lobby, followed by Dinner in the Coaches Room in Shula’s Steak House Naples. $75.00 per person, call 239-430-4999 for reservations. To RSVP to future events,
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June 9, 2010

Princess Diana's Chef to Present Six Course Dinner at Hilton Naples

Join The von Liebig Art Center, e'Bella Magazine for Women & Coldwell Banker realtor Marianna Foggin for a special "Dine Like Royalty" event at the Hilton Naples to close the art center's Princess Diana:  Dresses of Inspiration exhibition on Sunday June 27, 2010.  Darren McGrady, former Senior Chef at Buckingham Palace & Princess Diana's personal chef, will prepare & serve an elegant six-course wine & dining experience featuring recipes from McGrady's cookbook "Eating Royally: Recipes and Remembrances from a Palace Kitchen.       In addition, fill in the Join Team Shula card at either the Shula's Naples restaurant or at The von Liebig Art Center & be entered into a drawing for fabulous prizes including:

  • A Royal Haircut by Richard Dalton, hairdresser to the Royals

  • 2 Tickets to the Dine Like Royalty event

  • A Weekend at the Hilton Naples including dinner for 2 at Shula's Steak House Naples

  • An autographed copy of Chef Darren's cookbook

  • A Friend Level membership in the Naples Art Association ($500 value!)

All Entries must be made by June 22, 2010 and drawings will take place on Dave Elliott's WGUF radio show on June 16, 23 & 24 which is broadcast live each Wednesday from Shula's Steak House in Naples from 3-6pm.
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June 4, 2010

Naples Events: The Concierge Fundraiser at The Hilton Naples Hotel

Dine, dance and donate! On June 25, 2010, the SWFCGSA will celebrate its 15th anniversary at the Hilton Naples Hotel. What a great way to showcase your business and show your support for the Southwest Florida concierge responsible for sending clients your way. Just $30 per ticket (must be purchased in advance). If you'd like special recognition, buy a table for ten.

Cash Bar & Silent Auction from 6pm-7pm, Dinner & Dancing 7pm, with live entertainment throughout the evening. Complimentary Valet Parking.

Proceeds will benefit the SWFCGSA as they prepare to host this year's Florida Concierge Conference in September. The Conference will bring hundreds of concierge, trade and attraction folks from all over Florida to your places of business during a three day period. The Association will treat them to our restaurants, attractions, beaches, Naples events and more.

Show your support and purchase tickets by contacting Hope Haworth at hopesparkie@aol.com. Please be sure to include SWFCGSA in the subject line of your e-mail.

June 1, 2010

Summer Wine Tasting Naples Series Featuring Silverado Vineyards


Silverado Vineyards
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It’s time to Wine & Dine and celebrate summer! Shula’s Steak House Naples is kicking off their Summer Wine Tasting Naples Series on Monday, June 7th, featuring Silverado Vineyards. Where else will you find an upscale wine tasting with paired appetizers for just $10?

Nancy, a manager in Shula’s, just returned from visiting the Wine Country and Silverado Vineyards where she was lucky to take the exclusive tour. “I’m so excited to be showcasing their wines because I know first hand the extensive process these wines go through to insure quality, consistency, tradition and care. The Miller Ranch has been owned and operated by the same family since the 1970’s.” We asked Nancy if she discovered any family secrets during her tour, and it may not have anything to do with making wine, but she told us, “Co-owner, Diane Miller, is the only biological daughter of Walt Disney.” We think that’s magical!

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Photo courtesy of Nancy Stadler