by Josh Lieberman | June 01, 2016
Local Update
 The 319-room Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club has added glass balconies to the guest rooms of its main Tower Building. The property has invested $50 million in enhancements over the last few years, including a renovation of all guest rooms and suites; the opening of a new ballroom; the renovation of several meeting rooms, and the addition of a new beachfront pool complex. The 125-acre resort features 34,000 square feet of meeting space.

 The Hyatt House Naples/Fifth Avenue opened in March. Designed with an Old Florida feel complemented by modern touches, the property has 183 guest rooms, including 120 suites with full kitchens, and 3,160 square feet of meeting space. A pedestrian underpass provides access to nearby shopping and dining.

 The 189-room LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort has completed an overhaul of its meeting and event space, including enhancements to its two ballrooms. The property offers 8,000 square feet of indoor meeting space and 4,000 square feet of outdoor function space.

Meeting Hotels: In the greater Naples area, properties include the 454-room Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa; 474-room Naples Grande Beach Resort; 450-room Ritz-Carlton, Naples; 319-room Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club; 199-room Hilton Naples, and 119-room Inn on Fifth.

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Airport Transit: Southwest Florida International Airport, 33 miles northeast of Naples; transfer cost by taxi to downtown Naples, $70

Naples Municipal Airport, three miles from downtown Naples; transfer cost by taxi to downtown Naples, $20

Taxes: Naples and Marco Island: room tax, 4%; sales tax, 6%; total tax on hotel rooms, 10%

Contact: Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau, (239) 252-2379 or (800) 688-3600.