By Ken Panton
Photography by David Lewis Taylor.
Does the idea of wide sandy beaches and picture perfect sunsets call you? You know that feeling you get every February when you just want to be immersed in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico - or a palm-lined swimming pool - and to feel the warmth of the sun on your face? The Edgewater Beach Hotel in Naples, Florida is that place you are dreaming about. Set amid some of the most fabulous homes in Florida, the Edgewater Beach Hotel has a quiet presence on Naples' 7-mile coastline. The moment you pull up to the Edgewater you feel that you are entering a hidden jewel.
Formerly part of the Hilton Worldwide Waldorf Astoria brand the hotel is now part of Ocean Properties LTD, a premier management and development company with more then 100 hotels and 17,000 guestrooms in their property portfolio. The intimate Edgewater Beach Hotel is the only all-suites hotel in Naples, and all the rooms are complete with balconies and kitchenettes. There is a casual sophistication to every aspect of the guest experience at the Edgewater Beach Hotel. Poolside, a hip energy and air of exclusivity prevail and lunch at the Pool Bar is not to be missed. On the beach the attention to detail, beach activities, and guest comfort is top-notch. Lull your day away at the pool or beach - you are never far from a tropical drink or signature cocktail from the Pool Bar. The stunning sunsets can be enjoyed on the beach or during romantic terrace dining at Coast, the hotel's exceptional restaurant.
The hotel staff is intent on making The Edgewater Hotel not just the best small resort in Naples, but one of the best in all of Florida. From the exceptional setting on the coast to the stylish and spacious suites complete with many residential comforts, guests may not want to leave the property. Quaint downtown Naples is chocked full of notable dining venues and avenues for evening shopping and strolling. The Hotel is only minutes from downtown Naples, world-class designer shopping at The Waterside Shops at Pelican Bay, performing art centers, museums, and great golf courses. The concierge also can provide information about enjoying Florida from the water, as there are numerous boating, snorkeling and fishing tours offered in the area. Indulge your self with a trip to the Edgewater Beach Hotel, I know you will enjoy the views.