What’s happening under the sun? Hotels and resorts are! Autumn leaves may be falling elsewhere, but not at these sunny latitudes. Check them out—then make sure clients check in.
The Margaritaville Beach Resort Fort Myers
& Compass by Margaritaville Hotel Naples
As the Jimmy Buffett song says, “It’s 5 o’clock somewhere…” and it’s getting to be that time in Southwest Florida, where not one but two Margaritaville properties are making their debut early in 2024, both featuring the brand’s iconic 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill.
At the Margaritaville Beach Resort in Fort Myers, clients get exclusive access to the Fins Up! Beach Club aquatic playground and enjoy near-constant live entertainment on an expansive sundeck surrounding a lagoon pool. Yes, they might park themselves on the beach during their stay, but the property also boasts a spa and a sunset terrace—where watching the sun sink into the Gulf is a must—not to mention everything to do in the Fort Myers area, from touring wildlife preserves to strolling historic downtown streets.
Bookings for Fort Myers start Dec. 26: margaritavilleresorts.com/margaritaville-beach-resort-fort-myers-beach
Just south of Fort Myers and Southwest Florida International Airport, the boutique-style Compass by Margaritaville Hotel Naples will feature 120 suites and—for clients traveling with those VIP family members—it will be pet-friendly.
Less than a mile from Clam Pass Beach, the Compass is convenient to attractions like the Naples Zoo, Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, and the Naples Botanical Garden.
For more information, visit margaritavilleresorts.com/compass-hotel-naples.
Romer Waikiki at the Ambassador
Fully reimagined, the former Ambassador Hotel Waikiki opened as the Romer Waikiki at the Ambassador this week (Oct. 1), designed as a homebase for clients looking to experience the island of Oahu as a local, with unique programming and easy access to the island’s legendary outdoor activities.
Every Romer guest journey begins with artfully designed key cards that double as their key to the neighborhood via curated maps, happenings and discounts from local businesses. In addition, the property provides local insights not found on a standard Google search, including Chakra balancing meditations available for download, astrology readings bookable through the in-house astrologer, and board games and books tucked throughout the lobby.
Dedicated to the fresh and familiar flavors of Oahu, the onsite Courtyard Restaurant will open in spring 2024, serving up relaxed Hawaiian charm with rich hospitality (and an innovative bar program).
For more information, visit romerhotels.com/hotels/waikiki-ambassador
Altamer Resort: Holiday Fun Under the Sun
If clients are heading south for the winter holidays, guide them toward the private high-end villas of Altamer, with room at the beach for the whole family. Inspired by, and in honor of the late architect Myron Goldfinger, (best known for designing the house featured in Martin Scorsese’s 2013 film, The Wolf of Wall Street), Goldfinger was the architect behind this collection on the petite, sunny island of Anguilla.
The Blue Diamond, Antilles Pearl, and Petit Topaz combine breathtaking modern architecture and themed interiors, dramatic high ceilings, floor to glass windows, chefs’ kitchens, and more, ideal for large groups and architecture fanatics.
Ranging up to 13,000 square feet, Altamer is the perfect sweet escape for travelers looking to stay warm this winter. A few amenities include:
- Personalized concierge services
- Tennis & basketball courts
- Chef upon request
For more information, visit altamer.com.