The Ritz-Carlton, Naples
Naples, Florida, USA
CHALLENGE The design challenge was to create a palatial and timeless resort that would take full advantage of its prime beachfront location, while protecting a delicate ecosystem.
SOLUTION The hotel's twin belvedere towers, gracefully arched windows, and classic balustrades, are carefully reminiscent of the monumental villas of Italy and late nineteenth century hotels of Florida. A Mediterranean theme results in a commanding sense of place with symmetry, gardens, fountains and pools.
SIZE 19 acres 463 guestrooms; 28 suites 14-story tower
AMENITIES Health club; seven tennis courts; swimming pool; formal gardens; 35,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space; nine restaurants and lounges
CLIENT W. B. Johnson Properties
OPERATOR The Ritz-Carlton Company LLC
ASSOCIATE ARCHITECT Milton Pate & Associates