The 131-unit Naples Bay Resort has become part of the world's largest independent hotel brand, joining a number of luxury properties throughout the Gulf Coast.
Preferred Hotels & Resorts also markets the Resort at the Longboat Key Club; the Zota Beach Resort, also on Longboat Key; the Opal Sands Resort, in Clearwater Beach; and the Sandpearl Resort, also in Clearwater Beach.
In all, the Chicago-based company counts more than 650 lodging properties in 85 countries in its collections of properties.
Naples Bay, which opened at 1500 Fifth Ave. S. in Naples in 2007, also contains a 97-slip marina. The 22-acre property is rated by AAA as a four-diamond resort.
Fred Pezeshkan, who developed Naples Bay and is its managing partner, says linking with Preferred Hotels will ease booking for global travelers.
“Through this affiliation with Preferred our brand messages will reach millions of global travelers,” Pezeshkan says. “We expect occupancy to increase in season and during Naples' off season, too.”