Five New Hotel Openings & Transformations in Florida’s Paradise Coast

New developments & iconic transformations in Naples, Marco Island & the Everglades

by Adam & Megan

Florida’s Paradise Coast – Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades – is getting an update with several brand new developments and iconic transformations. From The Capri Inn, which has recently opened in downtown Naples, to The Ritz-Carlton Naples, which is due to reopen this July, here are five new hotel openings and transformations in 2023 and beyond.


Evolution of an Icon at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples


Evolution of an Icon at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples – Reopening July 2023

On 6 July 2023, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples will debut the ‘Evolution of an Icon,’ a comprehensive transformation of the guest experience that pays homage to nearly forty years of iconic experiences. Featuring a stunning new lobby and Lobby Bar, an expansive Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge, three new dining outlets, a redesigned pool experience and 92 newly designed guest rooms, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples extends its legacy of world-class amenities and extraordinary guest service. The interior design of the 92 new luxury suites evokes glamour and sophistication, while more spacious layouts and elegant bathroom redesigns elevate the guest room experience. The all-new Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge will be unlike any other in the brand, spanning 4,000 square-feet with dramatic floor-to-ceiling ocean views and an exclusive cocktail bar.


Compass Hotel by Margaritaville


Compass Hotel by Margaritaville – Opening December 2023

TPI Hospitality, the Minnesota-based developer and hotel management company, has teamed up with Margaritaville to open a Compass Hotel by Margaritaville location in Naples. The renovation is scheduled to be complete by December 2023. The all-suite boutique property will feature 120 fully equipped rooms, with amenities including “Sunrise at Compass” complimentary breakfast buffet, Welcome Cabana with daily light snacks and refreshments, 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill, and The Backyard – a destination unto itself with a pool, live entertainment, backyard games, palm tree tables, fire tables and multiple social gathering areas. Guests can reserve their trip to paradise beginning July 2023.


AC Hotel Naples by Marriott


AC Hotel Naples by Marriott – Opening December 2023 

The brand’s signature ‘Perfectly Precise Hotel’ experience is coming to the heart of Old Naples. Slated to open December 2023, AC Hotel Naples will stand three stylish stories at a prominent intersection along the city’s unofficial Main Street. This well-designed property combines a particular sophistication with a host of practical comforts, striking the perfect balance of form and function. With curated artwork evoking a true sense of place, AC Hotel Naples will comprise: 150 sleek, modern guest rooms, a ground-floor café and lobby, a rooftop pool, 2,500 square feet of divisible meeting space and Limón, a destination rooftop restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. AC Hotel Naples is the hospitality component of Naples Square, a mixed-use development that will include nearly 300 luxury condominium units, multiple restaurants and a 350-seat performing arts complex in addition to the new hotel.


Great Wolf Lodge


Great Wolf Lodge – Opening Autumn 2024

Great Wolf Resorts, Inc., North America’s largest family of indoor water parks, is set to open its doors in Naples in autumn 2024. It will be the brand’s 21st resort in North America, featuring 500 family-friendly suites and an expansive 100,000-square-foot indoor water park that includes slides, raft rides, an activity pool and splash areas suitable for all ages. The property will include the Great Wolf Adventure Park, a 62-square-foot family entertainment centre that includes MagiQuest, a live-action adventure game where players use magic wands to battle goblins and dragons. Dining options will range from pizza and burgers to upscale dining and premium ice cream treats at Wood’s End Creamery. As part of Green Wolf Lodge’s “Project Green Wolf”, the resort will feature several energy and water conservation measures including energy-saving LED lighting and custom water filters.


The Capri Inn


The Capri Inn – Recently Opened

A boutique hotel in the heart of Florida’s Paradise Coast, The Capri Inn is open and welcoming guests with a refined style and truly superb location, just a short stroll from the excitement of downtown Naples. Formerly Trianon Old Naples, and now part of the Opal Collection, this destination gem has been fully reimagined, boasting immaculately furnished accommodations, oversized bathrooms, and terraces or balconies. A private cottage for guests seeking the most spacious and secluded accommodation has also undergone a complete renovation and includes two bedrooms with its own private gated entrance, full kitchen, washer and dryer, and living room with a fireplace.

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