NAPLES, Fla. -- After several delays and about $45 million in
renovations, the 189-room LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort here held
a soft reopening last month.
The property has 149 rooms available, with the other 40 set to
open in March, according to a hotel spokeswoman.
The property, which pays 10% commission, had been closed for
renovations since April.
Since then, several features have been added, including the
LaPlaya Golf Club, an 18-hole, par-72 championship course. An
adjoining 12,000-square-foot clubhouse will open in late 2002.
In addition, 11,500 square feet of meetings space, a
4,500-square-foot spa, a fitness center and the 234-seat Baleen
restaurant and bar have opened.
The refit called for guest rooms to be separated into three
sections by a 15-floor tower; a second, four-story Bay Tower; and a
Beach House with eight suites.
Each guest room has a balcony with views of the gulf or
Vanderbilt Bay. Rooms also have canopied iron beds, rattan chairs
and full marble bathrooms.
Pampering can be found in Spa Blue, where treatments include
massages, scented showers and a Japanese bath in a tub with
floating rose petals.
As part of the refit, the resort installed four pools
overlooking the beach, two lagoons and an outdoor whirlpool.
Recreational options include parasailing and the use of
catamarans and personal watercraft.
Guests also have access to a private poolside cabana, where they
can get a massage or surf the Web. The resort also offers concierge
service and a business center.
Room amenities include twice-daily maid service, dual-line
phones, Internet access, a private bar and a CD player.
For details, call (800) 237-6883 or visit www.laplayaresort.com.
Property sets rates, plans
NAPLES, Fla. -- LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort offers rates
through Dec. 31 ranging from $189, single or double, for rooms with
a view of the bay or lagoon, to $800 for beachfront suites.
Gulfview rooms start at $209; beachfront rooms, $229; beachfront
lanai rooms, $249; and beachfront suites, $350.
Among new packages is the one-night Air of Romance, from $320,
double, covering a beachfront room, dinner at Baleen and champagne
and chocolate delivered to the room.
The two-night Air of Rejuvenation package, from $680, single or
double, features a beachfront room, four spa treatments and a