NAPLES, Fla. - From new guest rooms to restaurants, the hotel says it's their largest re-mastering in the history of their entire company and this weekend they expect the hotel to be fully occupied.
The employees are excited. After more than two months, the doors of the Ritz-Carlton in Naples are reopening for team members and guests. Inside the hotel you'll find updates to the ballrooms, guest rooms, even changes to the outside including hurricane-proof windows. The entire project inspired by the Gulf of Mexico and the natural surrounding areas. It was the first time in the hotel's 27-year history that the resort stopped operations. But Bruce Seigel, the Director of Sales and Marketing, said it was worth it.
"We've never had an advanced booking like we've had this coming season," said Seigel. "The Ritz-Carlton will just have a phenomenal year which bodes well for the entire community because when the hotel industry is doing well everyone does well from real estate to restaurants to shopping and there's labor and employment so this really is a major catalyst to the community."
The hotel officially opens on Tuesday.