LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort announces $8 million renovation

Posted in News on 16 August, 2017

LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, a Noble House Resort located on the idyllic Naples beachfront, has announced a transformative $8 million renovation to be unveiled in Fall 2017.

Inspired by the natural elements surrounding the resort, the transformation will include luxurious new guest rooms in the Gulf Tower, a reinvigorated lobby, and a stunning new look for its award-winning signature restaurant, BALEEN.  LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort has partnered with waldrop+nichols studio, a leading luxury hospitality and interior architecture and design firm known for delivering an aesthetic enveloped in refined luxury, to execute the resort’s renewal.

Located on a pristine, private six-acre white sand beach alongside the Gulf of Mexico, LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort offers a quintessential Naples experience with an award-winning beachside restaurant, luxurious spa, exclusive golf club, and exquisite waterfront views from each guestroom and suite, providing guests with a grand escape.

“Our resort is a welcoming haven for guests seeking a quintessential Floridian coastal elegance and experience,” said Marco Perry, managing director of LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort. “We’re thrilled to unveil our renovated hotel this fall, which will further enhance the resort’s relaxed luxury and sophisticated simplicity.”

Guests will immediately feel at ease entering LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort’s newly transformed lobby, reflecting Naples’ abundant flora and fauna with custom artwork of hibiscus flowers and monstera leaves by Lorne Progosh of Iconic Design Concepts. New terrazzo flooring will be accented with furnishings throughout the lobby, including custom chandeliers, decoratively painted console tables, dramatic wicker lounge seating, sculptural floor lamps by renowned London artisan Taylor Llorente, accent tables by New York’s MMaterial, an Italian-crafted Paola Lenti area rug, and outdoor accent seating by Kettal from Barcelona.

“A quiet temperament of relaxed luxury was the aesthetic motivator,” said Andrea Waldrop, vice president of waldrop+nichols studio. “LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort has natural charm, stunning ocean views and an easy-going attitude. The design needed to respond with pared-back yet elegant natural materials and a sophistication sans pretence that offer guests a calming and subtle environment connected to nature.”

The resort’s signature restaurant, BALEEN, will house a four-foot wide sculpture reminiscent of a whale-bone designed by Barcelona artist Sophie-Elizabeth Thompson. Famously known for Naples fine dining, the restaurant will also reveal new finishes of textural wicker, natural shell stone, and cerused oak panelling. The restaurant is also known for its toes-in-the-sand dining experience on the beach, providing diners with the ultimate romantic setting.  Guests who choose to stay in the Gulf Tower, featuring endless views of the Gulf of Mexico and private balconies to view the famous Naples sunsets, will enjoy new oversized, organic patterned area rugs, four poster beds with Floridian-patterned textiles, unique photography, and a canvas oil art collection.  Well-appointed bathrooms will introduce new backlit vanity mirrors and silver trimmings throughout.

The current renovation is part of a property-wide refresh, as the resort recently completed a $6 million renovation of the Beach House, resort beautification updates, new sustainability initiatives, and the introduction of a gourmet coffee bar in December 2016.  Additional property highlights include a 4,500-square-foot SpaTerre with a full menu of pampering spa treatments; a private white sand beach with luxurious beach butler service; a full service Tiki Bar with craft cocktails; three refreshing outdoor pools with cabanas and spa services; access to LaPlaya Golf Club’s challenging and beautiful 18-hole, par 72 Robert Cupp-designed golf course, elegant Clubhouse, and full practice facilities; a 23-slip marina housing lavish yachts overlooking Vanderbilt Bay; an array of water activities, including fishing charters, boat rentals, kayaks, parasailing, and more; 12,000 square feet of versatile indoor and outdoor meeting and event space; a picturesque beachfront setting; and flawless hospitality at every touch point.  The property also includes one of the most notable private clubs in Florida—The LaPlaya Beach & Golf Club—providing members with personalised service and access to the private beach, golf course, poolside cabanas, and the Member’s Private Club Level restaurant.

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