March 19, 2018
Months after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, properties affected by last year's devastating storms continue to bounce back with new and improved accommodations. The latest example: Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Fla., which today unveiled 50 newly renovated "Garden Villa Suites" as part of its post-Irma recovery.

Nestled amid lush landscaping within the resort's 23 waterfront acres, each of the one-bedroom Garden Villa Suites features a custom design by interior design firm Verve Collaborative, which infused each suite with a vibe the resort calls "coastal-chic." Beachy interiors, for instance, feature pops of bright blue against sandy beige tones, both set against a backdrop of white washed oak and cream stone.

Large enough to accommodate groups and families, each 700-square-foot villa includes a separate living area with a queen-sized sleeper sectional, two furnished terraces or private outdoor patios, spa-inspired bathrooms, and panoramic views of the property's tropical landscaping.

Details include new furnishings, lighting, bedding, and custom art pieces sourced from local Florida artist Casey Matthews, who is known for her abstract imagery of the beach and water.

The renovated villas are only the latest improvements at the 474-room Naples Grande, which reopened in December after being closed by Irma. The resort also has renovated its public spaces, guest rooms, spa, and restaurants, and recently unveiled a new Asian-inspired lobby lounge.

"It's like a brand-new hotel for us," Sales and Marketing Director Frank Cavella told local newspaper the Naples Daily News when the hotel reopened.