The Old Naples Hotel pays homage to history, reintroducing a welcoming courtyard for neighbors and guests as well as the iconic cupola of its 133-year-old predecessor. Its gracious architecture of gabled roofs, verandas, and outdoor spaces filled with fragrant flowers and vine-laced walls recalls the small-town charm of Naples’ historic downtown, where many of the homes and cottages of Naples’ pioneering families still stand. The four-star Old Naples Hotel blends into its two-acre site and the streetscapes along Gordon Drive, Broad Avenue and Third Street South while complementing its historic neighbor, the 100-year-old Olde Naples Building.
Evocative of the original 1889 Naples Hotel, with conveniences for modern day luxury travelers, the new boutique property
seamlessly balances past and present. It reinstitutes the property’s long ago status as a vibrant neighborhood meeting place, where
ladies and gentlemen once gathered for conversation and games. Inviting public spaces, a café/bar, and tables and benches in the
courtyard and surrounding gardens are sure to become a social destination for casual lunches and evening cocktails for both
neighbors and newcomers – just as Naples’ founding families did more than a century ago.
Construction of the 109 room Old Naples Hotel, located only a short walk from the iconic Naples Pier, is scheduled to start in fall 2022 with completion in early 2024. Its opening coincides with the 135th anniversary of the original Naples Hotel, which served guests for 90 years and counted President Grover Cleveland’s sister, Rose, as one of its first visitors.
The Camalier family, property owners and residents of Naples since 1964, have partnered with Ocean Properties Hotels & Resorts and its affiliates, one of the largest hoteliers in Florida, for the new hotel. Ocean Properties’ portfolio includes mostly family-owned and operated properties, as well as several Four Diamond resorts in South Florida and the Sunset Key Cottages in Key West.
“We look forward to bringing the Old Naples Hotel to life,” said Anne D. Camalier. “This new luxury destination will
undoubtedly become a favorite of visitors to Naples, as well as neighbors throughout the community who can enjoy the beautiful
courtyard and gardens. We are excited for the hotel to become a vibrant part of the Third Street District, while reinforcing the
historical and cultural heritage of Old Naples itself.”
The Old Naples Hotel was designed by Hart Howerton, the New York and San Francisco based architects of renowned hotels and resorts around the world. The property devotes 35,000 square feet to open spaces beautifully transitioning into the neighborhood.
It will also offer a hotel sundry shop, a spa, a small retail space along Third Street South, and a reconstructed underground garage.