November 29, 2010

Complimentary Beverage at Shula's Steak House Naples

Each year I'm always looking for ways to give back to the community of Naples, Florida which has given me so much over the past 15 years.  Here is an opportunity to gather your friends & co-workers together to support the members of the Marine Corps League of Naples as they will be doing their Annual Collection for Toys for Tots at Shula's Steak House Naples, located off the lobby of the Hilton Naples Hotel.

As an added bonus, when you bring a new un­wrapped toy, you will receive a com­plimentary beverage from Shula's Steak House Naples.  I've been told they are especially in need of gifts for Tween & Teen Age Girls ages 11-15 years old.

The time is from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednes­day, December 1 at Shula’s Steakhouse at Hilton Naples Hotel, 5111 U.S. 41 N., Naples.  Get into the holiday spirit, bring your friends & co-workers to Shula's Steak House Naples & start off the month of December by lending a helping hand and supporting the Toys for Tots program.

November 19, 2010

It Takes A Village ~ Annual Chanukah Celebration features Giant Lego Menorah

It takes a village ~ The Village on Venetian Bay to present an exciting Chanukah program that is fun, educational & exciting for our Naples Community.  The construction of a Giant Lego Menorah is going to be the highlight of the annual Chanukah celebration. Each year Chabad and The Village team up to feature Chanukah arts and crafts, geared for family & children, Judah the Macabee, live holiday music, delicious Chanukah treats, and much more.

This year's program will be held on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 from 5 to 7:30 pm at the Southside of The Village on Venetian Bay. This is one of many free things to do in Naples to celebrate Chanukah this year.  For more information please call Chabad at (239) 262-4474. 

Guests staying at the Hilton Naples Hotel can avoid parking problems by using one of our complimentary bicycles.  The Venetian Village at Venetian Bay is an easy 1.1 mile bicycle ride from the Hotel.

Fall Auction in Naples This Weekend

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers opened it's first Naples Florida office this past year.  Their inaugural Fall Auction in Naples begins at noon on Sunday, November 21 at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.   

Leslie Hindman, President and CEO
The auction house will hold regularly scheduled auctions of fine art; fine furniture and decorative arts; fine jewelry and timepieces; vintage couture and accessories and fine books and manuscripts and provides a full range of services for trust and estate professionals and institutions.

President & CEO, Leslie Hindman hosted   two popular television shows on the Home & Garden Television Network (HGTV): "At the Auction with Leslie Hindman" and "The Appraisal Fair," from 1994 - 2001,which were viewed in more than 80 million homes across the United States.

Sunday's sale will introduce the many items the auction house is offering including furniture, rugs, fine silver & paintings. Public preview for the Naples Fall Auction will be from 10am-3pm on Saturday, November 20th. 
Upcoming Auctions in December include:
  • December 5 - Property from the estate of William Nicholas Roos
  • December 12 - Modern & Contemporary Art
  • December 14-15  - Fine Jewelry & Timepieces
  • December 16 - Vinatge Couture & Accessories
Online, telephone & absentee bids are allowed. Call 239-643-4448 for more information.  Leslie Hindman Auctioneers is located at 1300 Third Street South in downtown Naples, about 5 miles south of the Hilton Naples Hotel.

November 16, 2010

A Perfect Trifecta of Things To Do in Naples

Wine, cruising & sunsets offers a perfect trifecta of things to do in Naples, Florida in my opinion. 

Join Haskell's and the crew of the Naples Princess this Thursday, November 18 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm and enjoy a  fantastic sampling of wines from different vineyards around the world. Enjoy the company of other wine enthusiasts as you cruise the calm waters of Naples Bay and dine on an exquisite array of gourmet hors d’oeuvres complements of the Naples Princess. Call Haskell’s for reservations (239)254-1120.  Stay tuned...the Hilton Naples Hotel team may just be on that yacht!

November 15, 2010

November 12, 2010

Sunrise Walk Along the Beaches in Naples

A few of the team members at the Hilton Naples Hotel have decided to run the Gobble Gobble 4 mile race on Thanksgiving Day in Naples. To train, we've been getting up early and do a walk/run along the beaches in Naples.

On a beautiful day like today, a sunrise walk along the beaches in Naples was a perfect way to start the weekend. I was solo and made the fortunate mistake of bringing my camera and I was so thrilled that I did!

So many wading birds all up & down the Gulf of Mexico as the sun started to peek out. It took a little patience to get some photos and it was a little challenging with the darkness however, I was glad to capture some of the bird encounters witnessed. November is a great time for birding in Florida...not only for wading birds.

The training suffered a set back today however the sites seen along the Gulf of Mexico were well worth it.

Shula's Limited Menu

Shula's is open for business! Due to the Ft Myers Gas Main Explosion, Shula's will be offering a limited menu including our signature Prime Rib!
SHULA CUT® PRIME RIB - Our Famous Slow Roasted Premium Black Angus Beef 8 oz Prime Rib Served in Au Jus, Served with Mashed Potatoes and Steamed Broccoli.
TERIYAKI SALMON - Grilled 10 oz Filet of Cold Water Fresh Salmon Glazed with Teriyaki Sauce, Accompanied with Jasmine Rice and Asparagus
MAHI MAHI - Grilled 8 oz Filet of Fresh Filet Blackened with Fresh Mango Salsa, Accompanied with Jasmine Rice and Asparagus
CHICKEN ALFREDO - Blackened Chicken Breast over gemelli pasta with creamy alfredo sauce, green oinions, and freshly grated parmesan cheese
HAWAIIAN CHICKEN SALAD - All White Meat Chicken Salad Mixed with Seedless Grapes and Pecans, Layered between Two Grilled slices of Golden Ripe Pineapple. Presented over Baby Greens with Fresh Mango, Strawberries and Grape Tomatoes.
CLASSIC COBB SALAD - Grilled Chicken with Smoked Bacon, Roma Tomatoes, Smokey Corn Relish, Chopped Egg, Avocado, Belgian Endive, Gorgonzola Cheese, and Ranch Dressing.
BEEFSTEAK TOMATO & GORGONZOLA SALAD - Hearty Slices of Tomato, Chopped Red Onions, and Gorgonzola Cheese dressed with our house Vinaigrette.
TURKEY WRAP - Sliced Turkey and Applewood Smoked Bacon rolled in a sun dried tomato tortilla with garlic aioli, red leaf lettuce and tomato.
CIABATTA CLUB - Smoked Turkey, Black Forest Ham, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Cheddar and Swiss Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, and Mayonnaise.
HAM WRAP - Black forest ham, lettuce, tomato, and your choice of swiss, chedder, or American cheese.
~All wraps and sandwiches are served with your choice of Potato Salad or Mashed Potatoes
~Additional sides: Steamed Asparagus, Steamed Broccoli

Shrimp Cocktail, Lobster Cocktail, Oysters on the Half Shell, Stone Crab Claws
Traditional Caeser Salad, Beef Steak Tomato Salad, Tomato Mozzarella Salad
French Onion Soup, Lobster Bisque Soup
8 oz & 12 oz Filet Mignon, 16 oz New York Strip, 16 oz & 24 oz Roasted Prime Rib, 10 oz Grilled Salmon, 10 oz Grilled Mahi Mahi, 10 oz Grilled Snapper
Sides Broccoli, Asparagus, Baked Potato, Mashed Potato, Lobster Mashed Potatoes
Key Lime Pie, Vanilla Cheesecake, 7 Layer Chocolate Cake, Crème Brulee, Haagen Dazs Ice Cream

November 8, 2010

Fishing in Naples is Good

Fishing in Naples is good , according to a recent report by Naples Deep Sea Sportfishing Charter Boats.

Fishing in Naples and in southwest Florida is truly an angler’s paradise with 37 miles of barrier island coastline extending from Naples south to Marco Island and then deep into the mangrove forests of the Ten Thousand Islands and the Everglades.

Whether you choose to launch your own boat or head out with one of the many experienced charter captains in the area, cast from a deep-sea charter, a flats skiff a fishing kayak or the Naples Pier, chances are something is biting.

Here is an excerpt from the latest report by Naples Deep Sea Sportfishing Charter Boats: "Fall is now here and that always makes the Gag Grouper fishing very good. Right now we are catching lots of gag and red grouper on both full and 1/2 day charters. Grouper fishing will remain very strong through Christmas or until the water temps drop several degrees. A cold front coming through will cause the gulf waters to get a little stirred up and that will only make offshore fishing that much better."

Naples Deep Sea Fishing charters are going daily from Port of Call Marina located in downtown Naples. Check out their new 36 foot deep sea sportfisherman, The Alabama. This multi-passenger vessel is licensed to carry private parties up to 12 passengers.  Call 239-263-3317 to talk directly to the captain & team at Naples Deep Sea Fishing Charters.

Port of Call Marina is located 6.6 miles south of the Hilton Naples Hotel

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Active/Retired Military: Free Admission to the Naples Zoo All Veterans Day Weekend

The Team at the Hilton Naples Hotel
extends a heartfelt Thank You
to all Active/Military personnel 
In honor of those who serve our country, Naples Zoo is once again offering free admission to all active and retired military personnel from Thursday, November 11 to Sunday, November 14, 2010.

Military personnel receive free admission at the Zoo’s ticket box by presenting current military identification or a membership card in a veteran's organization and matching name photo ID.

Plus, adult and child guests in their party also receive $2 off regular Zoo admission during the weekend.

November 5, 2010

Hilton Naples Hotel Joins The Great VISIT FLORIDA Beach Walk

Join us tomorrow for The Great VISIT FLORIDA Beach Walk and enter a chance to win $5,000 and a Mazda Miata, so you can take your own Sunshine State Beach Tour.
The Hilton Naples Hotel team has been designated as host for the beaches beginning at the Naples Pier, including one mile south of the Naples Pier & one mile north of the Naples Pier. All you need to do is show up with your smart phone or camera, walk the mile from the Naples Pier to one of our designated mile markers, take a photo & upload to the official website. Stop by our table at the Naples Pier anytime between 8am and 10:30am to register.

November 4, 2010

Storytellers Media Conference Comes to Naples, Florida

Carl Casperan Will Perform at
the Storytellers Media Conference
on Saturday November 6, 2010
at the Hilton Naples
Storytellers Media Conference is designed to inspire, encourage and develop Christian artists, media leaders and people with a passion for transforming culture, and it will be held in Naples, Florida at the Hilton Naples Hotel.

On Saturday, November 6, 2010, from 9 am to 1 pm, Barnett Communications will present the Storytellers Media Conference. Speakers and presenters include Bob Waliszewski (Focus on the Family), James Harleman (Mars Hill Church), Dr. Bob Petterson (Covenant Church of Naples), and Mark Weimer (Global Media Outreach).

Bob Waliszewski is also known from Reel Discernment, a weekly, short video review of the newest movie releases in theaters and on video. Each week Bob and Cheryl give viewers a look into what one can expect from film content, adding their own perspectives.

The event includes panel discussion, music, media arts displays and networking. We will introduce and feature short films by Heili Basham, Drew Belz, Evelyn Thomas and Ed Thomas.

Location is at the Hilton Naples on Pine Ridge Road and U.S. 41 in Naples, Florida beginning at 9:00 am and ends at 1:00 pm. Registration is $50 per person. Student and Group Discounts are offered.

Contact: Jo Beth Viggiano (239) 250-4398 or Bill Barnett (239) 287-7331 or (239) 287-7331.

November 2, 2010

Coals to Newcastle: The New Mastersounds from Leeds to New Orleans - Meet the New Master Sounds at the Hilton Naples Hotel

On Sunday, November 7th, meet the New Master Sounds at the Hilton Naples Hotel during The Naples International Film Festival's (NIFF) closing concert from 9pm til midnight.  The movie premiere of "Coals to Newcastle: The New Mastersounds from Leeds to New Orleans" a music documentary film about the British jazz/funk band, The New Mastersounds, from their roots in Leeds to bringing the funk back to post-Katrina New Orleans during Jazzfest 2007. 

Directed by Aaron Dunsay & Marca Hagenstad, the film will be featured at the Silverspot Cinema during its screening times of 11/5 at 8:30pm, 11/6 at 6:00pm, and 11/7 at 1:15pm.

Close the festival at the Hilton Naples Hotel.  Tickets are $20 & can be purchased at the NIFF Website

The Hilton Naples Hotel is a proud sponsor of the Naples International Film Festival.

The Hilton Naples Hotel is a proud sponsor of the Naples International Film Festival.