Resort Enhancement Project

Making our Naples waterfront hotel even better

Dear LaPlaya Guests,

As we approach the home stretch of our current renovations, I wanted to share the vision of what is soon to be our new Gulf Tower spaces including our lobby, Baleen Restaurant and guest rooms. 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 pretense 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 paneling. Guests who choose to stay in the Gulf Tower, featuring endless views of the Gulf of Mexico and private balconies, 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 back-lit vanity mirrors and silver trimmings throughout.

On behalf of the entire team here at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, we hope to welcome you soon whether it’s your first visit or a returning one.

Marco G. Perry
Managing Director

Model Bedroom

Interior view of the lounge area in a LaPlaya resort ocean view room.

Model Bathroom

Bathroom suite at the LaPlaya resort.