Hilton Naples to open in December

MEMPHIS -- Cooper Cos. here said the $25 million Hilton Naples & Towers will open in December on 3.9 acres of land at 5111 N. Tamiami Trail in Naples.

Pace Cooper, president and chief executive officer of Cooper Cos., said, "The hotel is well on its way to completion." It will offer 191 rooms and suites, 8,360 square feet of meeting space and a unusual exterior architectural design.

The property will have the space and technological capabilities that attract business people but also will offer the amenities desired by vacationing families, he said.

The hotel is near beaches, golf and tennis courses, shopping and restaurants. All rooms will have high-speed Internet access, two-line phones, oversized desks and ergonomic desk chairs.

The 63 executive level suites and rooms will have their own concierge and lounge with courtesy breakfast and snacks included. The premium suites include separate living areas, a dining room table and pull-out sofas.

The hotel is a short distance from the Waterside Shops, Philharmonic Center and the Teddy Bear Museum. "This is a growing area for travel and tourism -- the secret is out that Naples is one of the most dynamic communities in all of Florida," Cooper said.

The Hilton, he said, "will match the needs, desires and exceptional tastes that characterize the area."

Clark Hill, who was named the hotel's general manager, recently ran the Holiday Inn Select at Fort Myers (Fla.) Airport.

Room rates were not available at press time.

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