August 19, 2013

Naples IS...Your Paradise Photo Contest Week Eight


FORE!!!!!!!

Everyone here at Hilton Naples is excited to announce the theme for the last week of the summer photo contest!


Naples IS...GOLF!!! 

Hilton Naples encourages Neapolitans and visitors to send their best photos of golf in Naples, FL. This includes action shots, photos of the greens, and other golf-related photos.

Upload your photos onto instagram and use the hash tag #naplesis. Photos can also be submitted through email by sending a .jpeg file to naplesis@cooperhotels.com with the name of the photo, where it was taken, and why you chose it. All golf-themed photos must be labeled Naples IS GOLF Photo contest by Hilton Naples and submitted before 5 p.m. on Sunday August 25th, 2013.

Rules and guidelines on the contest can be found at http://www.hiltonnaples.com/naplesis.

August 12, 2013

Naples IS...Your Paradise Photo Contest Week Seven!

Everyone here at Hilton Naples is excited to announce the theme for week seven of the photo contest!

Naples IS...CULTURE!!! 

Hilton Naples encourages Neapolitans and visitors to send their best photos of cultural events in Naples, FL. This includes bands, music concerts, festivals, art exhibits and shows.

Upload your photos onto instagram and use the hash tag #naplesis. Photos can also be submitted through email by sending a .jpeg file to naplesis@cooperhotels.com with the name of the photo, where it was taken, and why you chose it. All culture-themed photos must be labeled Naples IS CULTURE Photo contest by Hilton Naples and submitted before 5 p.m. on Sunday August 18th, 2013.

Rules and guidelines on the contest can be found at http://www.hiltonnaples.com/naplesis.

August 9, 2013

Things to do in Naples, FL


What’s there to do????
Staff recommended things to do, places to see and people to meet in Naples, FL (for week ending 8/17/2013):

'Quidam' by Cirque du Soleil – Sunday August 11, 2013 at 5:00pm at Germain Arena
Young ZoƩ is bored; her parents, distant and apathetic, ignore her. Her life has lost all meaning. Seeking to fill the void of her existence, she slides into an imaginary world - the world of Quidam - where she meets characters who encourage her to free her soul.
Quidam: a nameless passer-by, a solitary figure lingering on a street corner, a person rushing past and swallowed by the crowd. It could be anyone, anybody. Someone coming or going at the heart of our anonymous society. A member of the crowd, one of the silent majority. The one who cries out, sings and dreams within us all. This is the "quidam" whom this show allows to speak. This is the place that beckons - a place for dreaming and genuine relations where all quidams, by proclaiming their individuality, can finally emerge from anonymity.

See the Journey Ambassador in the Naples Hilton lobby for more information.
Taps Across America – Sunday August 11th, 2013 at 6:00pm at Lowdermilk Park
Taps Across America, the national signature event for Keep the Spirit of 45 Alive, held on the 2nd Sunday in August, will be held at Lowdermilk Park on August 11 from 6 pm – sunset. No RSVPs are needed for Taps Across America. Guests are requested to bring their own chairs or blankets which can be provided by your Hilton Naples staff.
See the Journey Ambassador in the Naples Hilton lobby for more information.

Alonzo Bodden – Sunday August 11th, 2013 at 9:30pm at Off the Hook Comedy Club 
 Alonzo Bodden was introduced to America on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, a runner up on Season 2 and came back to win it all on Last Comic Standing Season 3, “The Best of the Best.” His one hour comedy special, "Who's Paying Attention?" premiered on Showtime to rave reviews. Since then he’s been a regular on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and a favorite guest on Adam Corolla’s radio show and podcast. While his movie career has consisted mainly of playing security guards, he’s protected the best: Steve Martin and Queen Latifah in ‘Bringing down the House’ and Leslie Nielsen in ‘Scary Movie 4’. He’s hosted ‘101 Cars you must drive’ on Speed Channel and ‘America’s Worst Driver’ on The Travel Channel and the ITV show ‘Inside the Vault’.

See the Journey Ambassador in the Naples Hilton lobby for more information.

Naples Wine Tasting – Thursday August 15th, 2013 at 6:00pm at ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - Naples Boulevard
Join the fun with a night of wine tasting! Taste, savor and stock up on wine for all your celebrations…$10 admission = 50+ wines, spirits and cordials, gourmet hors d’oeuvres to complement the wine, coupon to use before you leave + souvenir glass to take home.
See the Journey Ambassador in the Naples Hilton lobby for more information.

Don’t just come to Naples, EXPERIENCE NAPLES!

There is always something to do!             

August 8, 2013

Hilton is Hospitality!

Housekeeping keeps our ‘house’ together

It’s easy to promote a destination like Naples, FL with its’ beautiful beaches and perfect summertime weather. However, promoting a destination is one thing, promoting your hotel is another adventure in itself. More often than not you have to ask yourself, why should the guest stay at my hotel versus the one down the street? Well, I think that answer is simple-Hilton is Hospitality. Every day I am blown away by the dedication I witness by our Hilton Naples staff to serving our guests. The guest services specialists I see are committed to making our guests feel welcome from the start and helping with any issues that may arise.
As part of the visible face of the hotel, I realize, sometimes, the staff behind the scenes do not get the praise they deserve.  In my opinion, the housekeeping staff members are the backbone of this hotel. Their attention to details, care and charisma for what they do make them truly indispensable. It is always refreshing to see someone with a smile on their face, enjoying the work they do. Their ‘Make It Right’ mentality is truly amazing and an inspiration to what it means to say Hilton is HospitalityHilton Naples’ housekeeping department has continuously received above par guest ratings. I asked a few members of our housekeeping staff what they love about their job and this is what they said:
“I like making other people smile. Whenever a guest gives a compliment about their room, I take pride in what I have done. I see this as the ultimate award-a satisfied guest.” Viola, housekeeping, Hilton Naples.
“I work with a group of passionate people who strive to exceed expectation and go the extra mile for the guest. Our guests are so nice and they always make me feel special about the work I am doing.” Jose, houseman, Hilton Naples.
“Every day I follow one rule-the guest may not be royalty but they deserve to be treated like royalty. When I keep that in mind, I make sure I do the best job I can.” Catalina, housekeeping, Hilton Naples.

One thing really struck me as I was writing this post. I work with an amazing team of people who work together to make our hotel the best it can be. It is important to celebrate wins, both big and small, and I am celebrating the amazing group of people I get to work with every day to make our hotel great! Now, with staff like that, promoting Hilton Naples as the accommodation of choice gets a lot easier!
Stay Hilton, See Naples!
Tracy

August 5, 2013

Naples IS...Your Paradise Week Six!

Everyone here at Hilton Naples is excited to announce the theme for week six of the photo contest!

Naples IS...ARCHITECTURE!!! 

Hilton Naples encourages Neapolitans and visitors to send their best photos of depicting the unique architecture in Naples, Fl. From the history in Old Naples to the modern era at ARTIS-Naples, Naples’ architecture has a lot to offer. 

Upload your photos onto instagram and use the hash tag #naplesis. Photos can also be submitted through email by sending a .jpeg file to naplesis@cooperhotels.com with the name of the photo, where it was taken, and why you chose it. All architecture-themed photos must be labeled Naples IS ARCHITECTURE Photo contest by Hilton Naples and submitted before 5 p.m. on Sunday August 11th, 2013.

Rules and guidelines on the contest can be found at http://www.hiltonnaples.com/naplesis.