June 30, 2011

Red, White and Bloom Music Bash

Red, White and Bloom Music Bash takes place at the Naples Botanical Gardens on Saturday, July 2 from 7-10 p.m.
Featuring the music stylings of The Gladezmen, The Wholetones and Marc Dobson's One Man Band. BBQ and a variety of refreshments will be available to keep you moving throughout the evening as the sun sets and the spectacular Garden backdrop adds its own dramatic atmosphere. Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets for seating. No outside food or beverage is permitted within the Garden. Proper ID is required for the purchase of alcoholic beverages.

Admission: Adults-$15 Non-Member/$7 Member; Children-$10 Non-Member/$5 Member

-- 6:30 p.m.: Garden gates open to the public
-- 7-8 p.m.: Marc Dobson's One Man Band
-- 8-9 p.m.: The Wholetones
-- 9-10 p.m.: The Gladezmen

This 4th of July holiday weekend is jam packed with things to do in Naples FloridaContact Linda, Hilton Naples Florida Hotel Concierge for other family fun things to do in Naples this holiday weekend.

June 20, 2011

Naples Wine Tasting! at Shula's Steak House Naples

Shula's Steak House Naples hosts Monthly Tasting Events last Wednesday of every month. The next monthly tasting event is a Wine Tasting!  Being held on Wednesday, June 29th from 5:30-7:30PM.  Come and sample Four Wines featuring Alexander Valley Vinyards paired with Shula's Signature Appetizers!  A fruit and cheese display will also be available as well as Shula's Miniature Crab Cakes!

$35 advance / $45 door
*Space is limited. Reservation required. No walk-ins. Gratuity not included. Tasting begins promptly at 5:30, late arrivals will not be refunded.
Shula's Steak House Naples is located off the lobby of the Hilton Naples Florida Hotel.
Become a Mobile VIP! Text SHULAS EVENTS to 97063 for event updates, exclusive offers, a COMPLIMENTARY APPETIZER, and more!

Everything's Happening at Shula's Steak House Naples

June 17, 2011

Dad's Free All Father's Day Weekend at the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

Dad's Free All Father's Day Weekend at the Naples Florida Zoo!
That's right! This Father’s Day weekend, dads can trade some of those half-empty bottles of cheap aftershave from previous Father’s Days for a day of wild fun with the family. Best of all, dad and family can take advantage of Naples Zoo’s newest offering: the Giraffe Feeding Experience.
Dads can redeem that aftershave for free Zoo admission by bringing a new or partially used bottle to the Zoo all Father’s Day Weekend (June 17-19) along with a paid child (or adult) ticket. Why does the Zoo want aftershave? For the animals, of course. As many animals perceive the world as much through smell as we do through sight, a spritz of cologne on a tiger-sized toy, a tree, or a path arouses curiosity in the animals to use their skills to investigate their surroundings.

This annual call provides new scents for the animals to enjoy all year. If dad doesn’t have cologne, some of mom's perfume will work or alternatively a coupon from www.napleszoo.org is available.

The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is only a short 4 mile drive from the Hilton Naples Florida Hotel

June 16, 2011

Your Father Can Eat Like a Legend at Shula's Steak House in Naples

Eat Like a Legend at Shula's Steak House in Naples on Fathers Day.  Enjoy the full menu or 3 course menu: Caesar Salad, Prime Rib with Mashed Potatoes and Steamed Broccoli, 7 Layer Chocolate Cake ($52).
Menu available from 12PM-9PM.  Reservation Recommended 239.430.4999

Text 'SHULAS' to 97063 for updates and offers sent to your mobile phone!  Shula's Steak House Naples is located off the lobby of the Hilton Naples Florida Hotel.

Everything's Happening at Shula's Steak House!

Fishing in Naples is a Great Way to Celebrate Fathers Day

Another great way to Celebrate Dad this Fathers Day is to embark on a fishing adventure or dolphin watch sightseeing cruise with Cruise Naples located in Tin City in Naples Florida.  Several options are available from a Deep Sea Excursion to a Calm Bay Fishing Experience. It has been warm and dry here so the fishing in Naples Florida is good!  Contact the Linda, the Hilton Naples Concierge, Linda for more information.

Celebrate Fathers Day with a relaxing day at the Naples Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden in Naples by Hilton Naples
Botanical Garden in Naples,
Bring Dad to Naples Botanical Garden on Sunday for a fun, fisher’s Father’s Day. From 9:30 a.m. to noon, enjoy fishing in West and Deep lakes, remote control boats in the Brazilian Garden Pool and fly-casting demonstrations on the Kapnick Caribbean Garden Lawn with Fly Anglers Guide experts. Barbecue and beer start flowing at 10 a.m., and dads receive free admission when accompanied by children. For more information, email Linda, Concierge at the Hilton Naples Florida Hotel Via Flickr:
Celebrate Fathers Day with a relaxing day at the Naples Botanical Garden.

June 14, 2011

I am proud to hear that the Hilton Naples has a reputation as being "The Community Hotel" in Naples.  Our team added the additional comment..."Like no Other" as a little aside.  Our Hilton sales team takes pride in repeating this moniker as we know how much we care about our community and do our best to host the not-for-profit functions and other community-friendly events here. 

One of my passions is to promote locally owned businesses and smaller businesses that are affected by the Tourism industry.  So I'm thrilled that the Hilton Naples is hosting the Southwest Florida Attractions Trade Show here in our Royal Palm ballroom tomorrow beginning at 4pm-7pm. 

I've attended this show in the past and encourage each of you to come visit ~ there are so many awesome things to see & do in our area and they will be gathered here as a one-stop-shop for you to find out what is going on this summer!  And it costs nothing to attend!!!

So if your new to Naples, know you have guests coming & not sure what to do with them, or looking to find some new kid friendly things to do in Naples and the surrounding areas, this is a don't miss event! 

There will be a cash bar and free appetizers will be available. Register and you will receive one free drink ticket.

The Hilton Naples Florida Hotel is located on 5111 Tamiami Trail North in Naples ~ come for the Trade Show & have dinner at Shula's Steak House Naples, located off the lobby.

June 13, 2011

Hilton Naples Team Appreciation Outing!

Fun was had by all aboard the Sweet Liberty for Hilton Naples Bi-Annual Appreciation Cruise. Picnic, swimming, football toss, shelling, and beach bocce were among the highlights. A cake to celebrate June birthdays and a farewell to Paige Simpson (Wedding Planner extraordinaire) wrapped up a beautiful day of sun and fun!

June 6, 2011

What is World Oceans Day ~ Rookery Bay Wants You To Know

What is World Oceans Day which takes place on Wednesday, June 8?  I recently caught up with Renee Wilson, Coastal Training Specialist at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, to find out.

World Oceans Day is held worldwide to encourage individuals to think about what the ocean means to them and what it has to offer all of us with hopes of conserving it for present and the future generations.

The world’s ocean:
  • Generates most of the oxygen we breathe
  • Helps feed us
  • Regulates our climate
  • Cleans the water we drink
  • Offers us a pharmacopoeia of potential medicines
  • Provides limitless inspiration.
Attendees of the World Oceans Day Celebration being held at Rookery Bay in Naples Florida will enjoy a Touch Tank program at 11 a.m.  The "Star" of the show is actually an Orange Conical Sea Star (Echinaster sentus) which is found in coastal waters up to 50 feet throughout the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. Get up close and personal with this amazing ocean creature and many others in the Touch Tank

Also on the agenda is a series of IMAX (not 3-D) ocean films in the afternoon.  Sharks more your style & liking?  George Burgess will be doing a presentation in conjunction with the "Catch the Summer of Sharks" lecture from 5 – 7 pm: “Smalltooth Sawfish: America's First Endangered Marine Fish".  Mr. Burgess is the director of the Florida Program for Shark Research at the Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida.   Pre-registration is encouraged at rookerybay.org, as seating is limited. Call (239) 417-6310 x401.

June 4, 2011


It's a beautiful Saturday morning at the Naples Hilton!  What's on the agenda for things to do in Naples Florida this weekend? We want to hear from you! 
so many things to do!

June 2, 2011

First Friday at Mercato in Naples Florida

Come join in the fun and get a little shopping in Naples done tomorrow night from 6-9pm at the Mercato Shopping area in Naples Florida!

Mercato is located 3 miles North of the Hilton Naples Florida Hotel off Tamiami Trail.

Kid Friendly Things To Do in Naples Florida

In my last blog, I talked about kid friendly things to do in Naples Florida during the summer.
Then this great offer appeared:
Naples Marina & Excursions is offering 3 camps: Nature Adventure Camp, Kayak Camp, and Fishing Camp. These camps are curriculum-based programs with fun in mind. Your child will have fun while learning about the eco system, boatersafety, fishing fundamaentals, paddle techniques, and so much more. There will be 3 five day sessions twice a day.
Now here is the best part! The Marina just held a fundraiser for children that can't afford the camp, and they raised enough money to send 20 children to either the Adventure Camp or Kayak Camp for one complete session. They need help in getting the word out to families that might qualify for a scholarship. Parameters are set for $30,000 yearly combined household income to be eligible for consideration for a scholarship.

More information can be obtained by calling (239) 592-1200.

As the concierge of Hilton Naples Florida Hotel, sometimes great news like this just has to be passed along!

June 1, 2011

Great Things to Do in Naples

Cookouts+ live music+dining+shopping in Naples Florida =
Really GREAT Things To Do in Naples Florida Thursday night!

A great option of transportation for the guests of the Hilton Naples Florida Hotel are to use the complimentary bicycles available & ride the easy 2 miles to The Village on Venetian Bay. Check out sunset at the nearby Horizon or Vedado Way Beach access points to see our beautiful Naples sunset! Sunset is at 8:16pm on Thursday.