December 24, 2013

Hilton Naples & Shula’s Steak House Naples Team Member Holiday Celebration

The Hilton Naples & Shula’s Steak House Naples holiday celebration was held last
week! Every Team Member was invited and allowed to bring their families to be a part of the festivities. There were dancing elves, a mission impossible spy and Santa even stopped by for the party. As part of the celebration, the Blue Energy Committee shared the highlights from 2013 and their plan for the ‘Blue Energy New Year, New Habits Mission’ in 2014. Congratulations to all of the service award recipients, our Team Member of the year – Troy McKenzie (Banquets), our 4th quarter Pride Award recipient – Trisha Marsh (Administration) and the manager of the year – Niccole Neebling (Sales). Santa brought a gift for each Team Member’s child and old St. Nick was happy to pose for photos. Overall, the celebration was a success and a perfect way to spread holiday cheer! T’was the week before Christmas & a jolly good time was had by all!

December 18, 2013

Public Golf Courses in Naples, Florida: Tiburon Golf Club






Tiburon Golf Club

Black Course
Tiburon Golf Club boasts two Greg Norman-designed championship courses: the Black and the Gold. Neither course is situated near the ocean, nor are they covered with dunes yet they still manage to play like true links courses. The club is the host course for the annual Shark Shootout, an off-season golf event for the PGA Tour. The Black course opened in 2001. Together with the next door Gold course, it is one of two 18-hole championship courses spread out on 800 acres in the luxury residential community. The course can play over 7,000 yards from the tournament tees and features a mix of sod-walled bunkers and large, natural waste bunkers, creating firm and fast, links-style conditions. The course rating is 74.2 and it has a slope rating of 147 on Bermuda grass.


Gold Course
Tiburon Golf Club boasts two Greg Norman-designed championship courses: the Black and the Gold. Neither course is situated near the ocean, nor are they covered with dunes yet they still manage to play like true links courses. The Gold Course, the older of the two, has more coquina shell-lined waste bunkers than the Black Course but there is more room to drive the ball and more opportunities to run the ball up on the greens than on the other course. The sprawling bunkers are hard to avoid, especially since there are almost 50 placed strategically throughout. Water hazards also come into play on thirteen holes. Both Tiburon courses are similar in design and beauty but the Gold Course is slightly less challenging. It still offers a good test of your skills nonetheless. The 18-hole "Gold" course at the Tiburon Golf Club facility in Naples, Florida features 7,288 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72.

2620 Tiburon Dr
Naples, FL 34109-3500
(239) 594-2040


From Hilton Naples: 8 mins / 5.64 miles

December 16, 2013

New Year's Eve at Hilton Naples

Dance the night away and ring in 2014 with style at the New Year's Eve Celebration at Hilton Naples! Enjoy Dining, Drinking and Dancing at your favorite 4-star hotel all night long. The celebration features performances by the live band 'Rock This Town,' four-course gourmet dinner, party favors, open bar and more! 
Tickets are available at here!

December 14, 2013

Public Golf Courses in Naples, Florida: Cypress Woods Golf & Country Club



Cypress Woods Golf & Country Club

The 18-hole "Cypress Woods" course at the Cypress Woods Golf & Country Club facility in Naples, Florida features 6,330 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 71.7 and it has a slope rating of 136.  Designed by Gordon G. Lewis, the Cypress Woods golf course opened in 1998.  The upland areas, lakes, cypress heads and wildlife combine with an intriguing layout that brings players back again and again to test their course management skills.  Cypress Woods presents a supreme challenge for golfers of all abilities and we pride ourselves in being lady and junior golfer friendly!  Our fully stocked Golf shop is staffed by PGA Professionals.


3525 Northbrooke Dr
Naples, FL 34119-7920
(239) 592-7860


From Hilton Naples: 16 mins / 9.87 miles

December 10, 2013

Public Golf Courses in Naples, Florida: Heritage Bay Golf Course



Heritage Bay Golf Course

Heritage Bay is located on 718 acres in North Naples and is framed to the south by two huge quarry lakes, to the north and west by an 1800 acre Cypress preserve and to the East by a premier 36 hole stand-alone course (Bonita Bay East). There are three nines at Heritage Bay: the Pine, the Cypress and the Oak; all are unique but they blend together into a harmonious tribute to nature, with their pristine lakes, sand and grass bunkers, mounds, ridges, terraces, bumps and moguls, undulating greens and old fashioned square tees. The greens are large, averaging 7,700 square feet. The Heritage Bay greens complexes have been acknowledged as the best in Southwest Florida and many of the better amateurs and "tour curious" pros can be seen on the practice greens at Heritage Bay to get the feel and speed of tour greens. Designed by Gordon G. Lewis, the Pine golf course opened in 2006.  It starts innocently enough, with a straight-forward par-5, then finishes with an outstanding par-4 featuring an elevated green enhanced by a beautiful  bunker that looks like a hand lifting the green out of, and above the lake to the right.

10160 Heritage Bay Blvd
Naples, FL 34120-4624
(239) 353-2561


From Hilton Naples: 24 mins / 14.04 miles

December 7, 2013

Public Golf Courses in Naples, Florida: Valencia Golf & Country Club



Valencia Golf & Country Club


Re-opened November 1, 2010 after a complete course and greens renovation, Valencia Golf and Country Club of Naples FL offers a 7,145 yards 18-Hole Public Golf Course with a par of 72, public driving range and public practice facility. With a Full service Pro-Shop and Golf-Pro available daily and 30 station public driving range and practice facility, Valencia Golf and Country club claims the title of Naples' Best Public Golf Course and Newest Greens! The course was designed Gordon Lewis, who took advantage of the pristine natural beauty and carving out a spectacular course with undulating fairways, sparkling lakes and lush stands of palms, pines and cypress preserves. Valenica Golf was rated "MUST PLAY COURSE" for golfers of all skill levels, rated 4-stars by Golf Digest 2008-2010.

1725 Double Eagle Trl
Naples, FL 34120-0436
(239) 352-0777 


From Hilton Naples: 31 mins / 19.00 miles

December 6, 2013

EXPERIENCE CHRISTMAS IN NAPLES!





The 2013 Christmas Season is off to a great start in Naples, Florida!

Staff recommended holiday-themed things to do, places to see and people to meet (for week ending 12/14/2013):

Naples Christmas Parade 2013  – Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 at 6:00pm  in Downtown Naples
The Naples Christmas Parade will Line up on Broad Ave .The Floats will turn right on to 3rd Street South, then right on 5th Ave South, and end on 8th Street South.


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

Christmas Boat Parade – Thursday, December 12th, 2013 at 5:00pm at the Village on Venetian Bay
Join in the fun with a Village tradition as you watch the twinkling procession of boats make their way down Venetian Bay. Enjoy live holiday entertainment, their very own face painter, a magician, holiday carolers, stories with Mrs. Claus and a special appearance by Santa Claus.
See the Journey Ambassador in the Naples Hilton lobby for more information.

Tuba Christmas & Holiday Evening On Fifth – Thursday, December 12th, 2013 at 6:30pm on Fifth Avenue South
Live Music, shopping, dining, dancing on Fifth Avenue South.

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

Let It Snow! – Saturday, December 14th, 2013 at 5:00pm at the Village on Venetian Bay
Enjoy a festive snow show at The Village on Venetian Bay. Stroll along the waterfront and take delight in holiday entertainment. Complimentary photos with Santa, stories with Mrs. Claus, holiday carolers, a special dance recital put on by Dance Arts by Maria, plus extraordinary shopping and dining all evening. Snow show starts at 7 p.m.

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

December 4, 2013

Public Golf Courses in Naples, Florida: Riviera Golf Club

Riviera Golf Club

The shorter length and challenging, yet player-friendly layout makes Riviera Golf Club a perfect fit for juniors and players who are new to the game! The golf course features sizable Sunday ultra dwarf greens, wide fairways, mature trees, and a generous sprinkling of bunkers. The back nine also features multiple ponds which attract some very unique wildlife, including the occasional small alligator! The course is 18 holes over 4,090 yards with a par of 62.













48 Marseille Dr
Naples, FL 34112
(239) 774-1081


From Hilton Naples: 18 mins / 11.09 miles

December 2, 2013

Public Golf Courses in Naples, Florida: Cedar Hammock Golf & Country Club


Cedar Hammock Golf & Country Club

Cedar Hammock is a 6834 yard, Par 72 course that was designed by two legendary golf course architects: Jed Azinger and Gordon Lewis.  More than 50% of the site has been dedicated to lakes, wetlands and wildlife corridors.  This environmentally friendly course provides not only a serene and natural environment for the golfer, but also presents great challenges with water in play on all eighteen holes.  There are five sets of tees to accommodate golfers of all skill levels. The public is invited to play this outstanding golf course from May 1-December 31.


8660 Cedar Hammock Blvd
Naples, FL 34112
(239) 793-1134


From Hilton Naples: 17 mins / 11.79 miles