NAPLES, Fla — In mid-May, the 125 acre Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club reopened in compliance with Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), federal, and state guidelines, offering many, but not all, of the AAA Four Diamond resort’s amenities and services.
In addition to its beach, the Jack Nicklaus-designed championship golf course, beachfront pool complex, tennis center, signature restaurant HB’s on the Gulf, poolside snack bar, The Seminole Store, golf pro shop, and Beach Store were all opened.
According to general manager Jason Parsons, the resort, which closed on March 26, has undertaken a full range of COVID-19 initiatives including the installation of more than 50 touchless hand sanitizing stations; installation of clear protective barriers in several areas; property-wide signage encouraging social distancing, frequent hand washing, and other CDC recommendations; and enhanced cleaning procedures in guestrooms, public spaces, kitchens, and restaurants.
The resort also developed a COVID-19 policy for employees and is prepared to adapt to any changes that may occur during the pandemic.
Parsons added the property is following the City of Naples’ regulations regarding the days and times when the beach is open.
The resort features 34,000 square feet of meeting space and many outdoor venues. It is
situated near Naples’ shopping districts, the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, Corkscrew Swamp, The Botanical Gardens, the Conservancy Nature Center, and museums and art galleries.
Assisting Hotel Employees
NAPLES — To help laid off employees while the Inn on Fifth in downtown Naples was closed due to COVID-19, hotel owner Phil McCabe arranged for weekly distribution of food and supplies. Hotel staff helped package and distribute meat, pasta, eggs, milk, produce, and other items to housekeepers and other workers who were laid off.
“We hope to start welcoming guests back soon, but in the meantime, I want to help support our valued team members, who are a critical part of the exceptional guest experience at The Inn on Fifth,” McCabe said.