December 31, 2010

Hilton Naples Team Wishes You Much Love, Laughter & Happiness in 2011

The Hilton Naples Team Wishes You Much Love, Laughter & Happiness in 2011
Some of our best ideas for ringing in 2011 in Naples Florida:

Fireworks off of Naples Pier begins at 7:30 - fireworks can be seen from all of our Naples beaches - don't want to deal with traffic?  Get one of the complimentary bicycles from the front desk and ride down to the beach to watch the festivities.

Naples New Year's Eve Party 2010 at the Hilton Naples Hotel is sold out for tonight ~ make your reservations early for 2011 so you don't miss out on one of Naples favorite performers, Jimmy Keys!

5th Avenue South will be teaming with over 260 artists during their Downtown Naples New Year's Art Fair on Saturday and Sunday.  Held in the heart of Downtown Naples, the Downtown Naples New Year's Art Fair offers upscale shops and restaurants to enjoy before and after visiting the artists' booths. Admission: Free

The weather is cooperating and it is predicted that this weekend will be the perfect backdrop for ringing in 2011.  Are you a person that makes resolutions?  If so we wish you much luck in making 2011 the year you achieve your goals!  And above all, the Hilton Naples Team Wishes You Much Love, Laughter & Happiness in 2011

December 27, 2010

Generous Spirit for the Naples Community

It takes a very generous spirit to willingly give so much time, effort and energy into making the lives of those a little less financially fortunate than many in Naples Florida.  I'm overwhelmed at the generosity that one of our Hilton Naples Hotel Team Member displays for the Naples Community, Naples Hilton Team & her family.
Our Own Generous Spirit

Our Executive Assistant Patricia Marsh deserves a great big heartfelt thank you for her tireless work in volunteering with the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program in Collier County. This year alone, the volunteers for this program put together 428 bicycles to be distributed to children in Naples and the surrounding areas. Over 1600 families were pre-registered to receive gifts from the Toys for Tots Programs and 69 additional families registered on Distribution Day.

Trish reported walking into the warehouse on Toy Distribution Day to find families already lined up on the sidewalks at 4am in the morning. Each registered child received a minimum of 3 gifts, along with stuffed animals, games and books. Any toys left over were distributed to other area charity organizations and churches in time for Christmas.

You only have to see the way she lights up when she sees her two year old granddaughter, Samantha, to know how important family & community truly are to this generous spirit!

December 26, 2010

Today's Headlines: Philadelphia Eagles Game Postponed ~ Snowman Found in Naples

As our neighbors to the north brace themselves for getting pounded with snow, local residents of Naples are making their own snowman at Wiggins Pass State Park, here in Naples Florida.

If you are delayed and your flight is cancelled, the Hilton Naples Hotel Team is happy to welcome you to help make the best of the situation.  Located one-half mile from the Naples Beach and within walking distance to the after-Christmas sales at the Waterside Shops, give us a call at 239-430-4900 to reserve a cozy, comfortable room to wait out your time in Paradise.

December 18, 2010

Things Going On in Naples Florida Today

My Snowman in Naples Florida

AI'm up early on a Saturday ~ there are so many great things going on in Naples Florida today and it will take an early start to enjoy all the holiday fun!  Here is a brief idea of the range of activities available for visitors & residents of Naples Florida.  Today promises to have beautiful weather to enjoy all the things going on today.

11am- Santa arrives on a special train at the Naples Depot Lionel Train Museum 1051 Fifth Avenue South – 239-262-1776

2pm - “A Christmas Carol” – performed at Sugden Community Theatre 701 Fifth Avenue South

3pm-5pm – Tony’s Off Third is hosting a weekly wine tasting. 1300 Third Street South. 239-262-7999

5pm – 8pm – Snow Show at 7pm – Holiday Photos with the wolves from Shy Wolf Sanctuary will be available (for small donation) Mercato – Holiday Stroll

7pm – Family Outdoor Movie Night featuring the classic White Christmas – bring a folding chair or a beach blanket, and come out to Cambier Park & enjoy a movie played on a 2 Story Inflatable screen.  Regina’s will be offering Hot Dogs, Pop Corn & Ice Cream Concessions.

6pm-8pm – Winter Solstice Celebration at Naples Botanical Garden. Celebrate the solar holiday & first day of winter, with an extraordinary night walk lit by hundreds of tiki lights & live music

Ask our newest Concierge at the Hilton Naples Hotel for more great ideas on how to make the most of this beautiful Saturday in Naples Florida

December 6, 2010

Shopping in Naples ~ Nina McLemore Trunk Show

Shopping in Naples is one of our favorite things to do among the Hilton Naples Team. We are excited to host the Nina McLemore Trunk Show at the Hilton Naples Hotel. on December 13 & 14, 2010.

Attend the Naples trunk show of fashion designer Nina McLemore and experience a line of clothing designed by a woman with fashion and business expertise, for smart, confident women on the go.

Nina McLemore's Tips for Success:
  • Use your clothing and appearance to create the image you want to achieve
  • Know the numbers. Get an MBA in Finance, not marketing
  • Build your network and your reputation
  • Deflect tensions with humor
  • Take calculated risks. Live on the edge.

December 3, 2010

Sip N' Sail Combines Water, Wine & Food

Trish Cotte of Sip N' Sail
An absolute favorite way to sightsee in Naples is by boat.  Naples is lined with beautiful coastlines & spectacular waterfront houses.  Factor in wine tastings & a professionally prepared menu & you have the makings of a perfect evening.
One of my favorite people in Naples had the same love of water, wine & food.  She and her husband, a Certified Sommelier & Professional Chef, channeled their passions into a wonderful business for them which turned into an even better cruise option for us!  Join Trish & Harmon Cotte of Sip N' Sail for their first Seasonal Launch on Thursday Dec. 9th for their Wine Tasting Sunset Cruise.

They will be embarking from Naples Marina & Excursions (formerly- Cocohatchee Nature Adventures) which is about 6 miles north of the Hilton Naples Hotel.  Boarding Passes Are NOW on Sale for $55pp all inclusive which includes:
  • 1.5 Hour Scenic Sunset Cruise
  • 4 Flights of Red & White Wines from Regions of the World
  • Freshly prepared Hors d'oeurves created by our Professional Chef
  • Domestic and Imported Cheeses with fresh Grapes and Strawberries
  • Olive Tapenade with Grape Tomato Basil Crostini
  • Citrus Grilled Shrimp with Grilled Pineapple Salsa
  • Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish Cream
  • Mixed Cocktail Nuts
  • Chocolate Truffle Finish
This season's first voyage will sell out & advanced reservations are required!  Call Trish at (239) 272-3272 . I'd love to hear all about your Sip N' Sail Adventure!
2010 Girls Weekend Trip I was fortunate to host at the Hilton Naples.
We all agreed that Sip N' Sail was a perfect way to enjoy our night!

December 2, 2010

Christmas in Naples is Getting Wild at the Naples Zoo

Beginning December 13th, the 12 days of Christmas countdown is on! Each day, the local residents of the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens will be receiving special gifts including a wildly-themed take on the lyrics of The Twelve Days of Christmas.

Bring the family to watch lions, leopards, and fosas claw into beautifully decorated presents filled with meat treats; alligators swallow a festive turkey leg dinner; apes nibble fruity treats; Red river hogs play with their icy snowman; and the new giraffe herd will munch into their leafy presents; and many other animals enjoy holiday-related delicacies with a wild twist.

The full schedule of holiday events is online at Come enjoy all the seasonal fun in Naples.

Still need to hotel rooms for your vacation in Naples?  Book your best available rates at the Hilton Naples Hotel here!

Christmas in Naples is Getting Wild at the Naples Zoo !

December 1, 2010

Burn it Up in Time for the Holidays in Naples Florida

Burn it Up in Time for the Holidays at Burn by Rocky Patel.  Burn is the newest Cigar Bar in Naples Florida.  Burn features a complete line of Rocky Patel cigars, set in a magnificent mixture of stylish comfort inspired by Mediterranean, Asian and Cuban cultures. To complement each fine cigar, there is an extensive wine list from regions around the world, and a unique selection of scotches, bourbon and other spirits. Open 11am to 2:00am. Burn is located in Mercato, Naples' newest shopping district, located 4 miles north of the Hilton Naples Hotel.