The Ritz-Carlton, Naples will reopen on July 6, 2023, following an extensive renovation and expansion, which began in 2021. The legendary resort on Florida’s Gulf Coast will debut the Vanderbilt Tower which features an expansive new Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge and more than 70 club-level guestrooms, along with a new resort lobby, and three new dining experiences. The reconfigured resort presents revamped outdoor spaces including new pools, bungalows, and cabanas along with extensive redesigns to all of the resort’s 474 guestrooms and suites.
As part of the reopening, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples anticipates that 80 percent of its hourly “Ladies and Gentlemen” and more than 95 percent of the management team will return. In addition, the resort is hiring more than 300 “Ladies and Gentlemen” in support of both The Ritz-Carlton, Naples and The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Tiburon. Those interested in working for The Ritz-Carlton can find more information and benefits listed on the company’s website at https://careers.marriott.com/the-ritz-carlton-careers/.
A major highlight of the renovation is the addition of the Vanderbilt Tower, the resort’s Club Level tower featuring upgraded appointments and direct views of the Gulf of Mexico. The crown jewel of the new tower is the new Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge, featuring a dedicated full-service bar, media room, exclusive programming, and five daily culinary presentations.
The newly designed arrival experience of The Ritz-Carlton, Naples features an ornate lobby bar inspired by decades of celebrations. Complete with a Signature Champagne Tasting Experience designed by Master Sommelier Elyse Lambert, the bar features a menu of more than 50 curated champagnes and sparkling wines.
Three new dining experiences include Sofra, a new “vegetable-forward” restaurant inspired by the shareable plates of the Eastern Mediterranean. Moka will also debut offering a wide variety of coffees made from hand-picked beans selected in partnership with a third-generation roasting family. A third restaurant concept to be announced later this year, will bring a unique culinary experience to further complement the resort’s beloved restaurants, including The Grill and Gumbo Limbo.
Also new are a resort pool for families, an adult pool, lap pool, and hot tub. Ten fully-enclosed, air-conditioned bungalows with cascading doors provide poolside luxury. They come with their own private bath, television, and entertainment system, and service bar for refreshments. Additionally, 10 cabanas will be added to the pool area, each with plush seating, ceiling fans, and televisions, serving as a luxurious home base for outdoor relaxation.
Finally, each of the resort’s 474 guestrooms and suites have been updated. The addition of more than 60 suites allows the luxury resort to offer more than 90 multi-room suites to groups and leisure travelers, including Royal Suites with three bedrooms and bathrooms.
For more information about the resort or to make a reservation, visit www.ritzcarlton.com/naples, or call 239-598-3300.