by Michael C. Lowe | September 01, 2012
Lee County
The 454-room Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs began a three-month guest room renovation in July to complement the addition of a restaurant, a spa boutique and a rock-climbing wall.

The 407-room Sundial Beach & Golf Resort in Sanibel Island has announced plans to renovate its exterior, all 12,000 square feet of meeting space and the full-service spa.

In Fort Myers, the 347-room Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa is undergoing a $5 million renovation of its lobby, front desk area, Tarpon House restaurant and Charlie's Cabana bar.

Meeting Hotels
In Fort Myers, properties include the 374-room Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa, 227-room Crowne Plaza Hotel Fort Myers at Bell Tower Shops, 227-room Holiday Inn Select Fort Myers and 225-room Pink Shell Beach Resort & Spa.

On Captiva and Sanibel islands are the 444-room South Seas Island Resort, 261-room Sundial Resort and 138-room 'Tween Waters Inn.

In Bonita Springs is the 454-room Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa.

Convention Center
Fort Myers Harborside Events Center; exhibit space, approximately 41,000 square feet; number of meeting rooms, four; (239) 321-8110

Fort Myers: room tax, 5%; sales tax, 6%; total tax on hotel rooms, 11%

Sanibel and Captiva islands: room tax, 5%; sales tax, 6%; total tax on hotel rooms, 11%

Group Venue
The lush and lovely Centennial Park in Fort Myers offers 10 acres of recreation space on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River. Amenities include a pier that's perfect for fishing, and various boat docks, volleyball courts and pathways. Two picnic pavilions are available for reservation at no cost. (239) 321-7530

Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau, (800) 237-6444