NAPLES, Fla. – The Inn on Fifth & Club Level Suites, a Noble House Hotels & Resorts property, has appointed Maria Hamilton as general manager.
In her new role, Hamilton will be responsible for managing day-to-day operations, including sales and marketing, food and beverage, hiring and training of new staff, and guest and employee satisfaction at the iconic 119-room boutique hotel.
“As an accomplished hotel veteran and dedicated member of the Noble House family, Maria is ideally suited to manage the luxurious Inn on Fifth, one of our newest additions,” says Linda Menshon, area director of sales and marketing, Noble House Hotels & Resorts. “In addition to her commitment to delivering exceptional guest experiences and mentoring young talent, Maria’s deep professional and personal ties to the Naples market make her an excellent choice to lead our team.”
With more than 17 years of experience, Hamilton has built a successful career and reputation as a hands-on leader. She assumes her new position after serving as resort manager of the Jekyll Island Club Resort in Jekyll Island, Ga., where she played a role in the property’s transition to ownership and management by Noble House Hotels & Resorts. Prior to that, Hamilton spent more than 15 years at LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort in Naples, where she held a variety of positions and earned numerous recognitions for leadership and service. During her time at LaPlaya, Hamilton worked as a lead hostess, front desk agent, front office supervisor, front office manager, director of housekeeping, and director of rooms, learning every aspect of operations at the private, beachfront resort.
“This is a nostalgic homecoming for me, returning to Naples and stepping in as general manager of the beautiful Inn on Fifth, where my husband and I have married 14 years ago to the month,” says Hamilton. “It holds a special place in my heart, but also in the hearts of countless loyal guests who treasure the Inn on Fifth for its high standards of service and for providing the very best of the Naples lifestyle.”
Located in downtown Naples, the Inn on Fifth features 119 rooms, including 32 club-level suites, in two buildings, just steps from one another across Fifth Avenue. The hotel’s location puts guests in the middle of a collection of award-winning shops and restaurants, including Ocean Prime, Truluck’s Seafood, Steak and Crab House, and the Spa on Fifth, which are all located at the Inn. Guests can enjoy an easy stroll or take complimentary transportation to the white sand beaches of the emerald Gulf, just a few short blocks from the property.