Major Meeting Venues: Southwest Florida

Fort Myers & Sanibel

DiamondHead Beach Resort & Spa

124 guest rooms; 8,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor event space; Esterra Spa & Salon; fitness center; guest bicycles; heated pool; business center; gift shop; Florida Green Lodging award-winner.

Harborside Event Center

41,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space; located in historic downtown Fort Myers, along Caloosahatchee River; great views; within walking distance of shops, restaurants, entertainment.

Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport at Town Center

169 guest rooms; 6,800 sq. ft. of meeting space; 2 miles from airport; complimentary shuttle; Oasis Restaurant; pools; hot tub; outdoor fire pit; audiovisual equipment provided.

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa

454 guest rooms; more than 82,500 sq. ft. of meeting space, following a $4.1 million update; Lazy River water park; seven restaurants, including elegant Tarpon Bay; Stillwater Spa; Raptor Bay Golf Club.

Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina

212 guest rooms; 7,318 sq. ft. of indoor meeting space; more than 37,000 sq. ft. outdoors; First Green Lodging hotel on Fort Myers Beach; two restaurants; private dining on beach; fitness center; spa; Offshore Sailing School offers team-building events.

Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa

347 guest rooms; 30,108 sq. ft. of meeting space; set on an 85-acre peninsula; full-service spa; Sanibel Harbour Princess yacht available for group functions; five eateries.

South Seas Island Resort Captiva Island

471 guest rooms; 20,000 sq. ft. of meeting space; located at tip of Captiva Island; seven unique eateries; boat cruises; water sports rentals; three pools; sailing lessons.

Sundial Beach Resort & Spa

400 guest rooms; 12,000 sq. ft. of meeting space; four restaurants; tennis courts and pro shop; 12-court pickleball facility; full-service spa; voted Best Full Service Resort on the Islands four years in a row by The Sanibel-Captiva Islander.

The Gasparilla Inn & Club

163 guest rooms; 6,576 sq. ft. of meeting space; National Historic Landmark on barrier island in Gulf; four restaurants; five retail shops; charming Old Florida accommodations; two pools; spa; fitness center.

The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village

263 guest rooms; 15,000 sq. ft. of meeting space; new conference center with 30,000 sq. ft. of meeting space due to open in 2018; AAA Four Diamond property; 24-hour fitness center; three pools; Esterra Spa & Salon; nature trail.

Naples, Marco Island & the Everglades

Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa

298 guest rooms; 12,000 sq. ft. of meeting space; AAA Four Diamond hotel; recently completed $40 million renovation; new restaurant.

Hilton Naples

199 guest rooms; 16,061 sq. ft. of meeting space; Shula’s Steakhouse; free shuttle to beach; free Wi-Fi throughout hotel; 24-hour fitness center; received Three Palm designation in Florida Green Lodging program.

Hyatt House Naples/Fifth Avenue

183 guest rooms; 3,160 sq. ft. of meeting space; and Latitude26, a large waterfront restaurant/bar; resort-like pool; fire pit.

Inn on 5th Naples

119 guest rooms and suites; 8,000 sq. ft. of attractive meeting space; onsite catering; downtown Naples landmark; Ocean Prime and Truluck’s Seafood Steak and Crabhouse restaurants; Spa on 5th.

JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort

810 upgraded guest rooms; landmark resort undergoing $320 million conversion with expected completion in mid-2017; meeting space will double to more than 100,000 sq. ft.; pool decks; two new restaurants.

La Playa Beach & Golf Resort

189 guest rooms; 11,000 sq. ft. of meeting space with outdoor views; Baleen restaurant was voted one of 100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America by Open Table; fitness club; water sports include parasailing, fishing and kayaking.

Marco Beach Ocean Resort

98 guest rooms; 10,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor event space, including a private meeting floor; boutique hotel with luxurious decor.

Naples Bay Resort

144 guest rooms; 6,000 sq. ft. of meeting space; near shopping, dining and arts district; 1500 South restaurant by celebrity chef Art Smith; spa; three pools, 97-slip, full-service marina; water sports.

Naples Grande Beach Resort

475 guest rooms; more than 83,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor space; seven restaurants; golf course; tennis court; spa; three pools; Catch of the Pelican restaurant.

The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club

319 guest rooms; 34,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space; opened in 1946; golf course; tennis; full-service spa; waterfront dining at HB’s On the Gulf; team-building activities and white-sand beaches.

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort Naples

295 guest rooms; 16,500 sq. ft. of meeting space; beautifully landscaped, Mediterranean-style resort; two Greg Norman golf courses; pro shop; award-winning Lemonia Restaurant; fitness center; spa.

The Ritz-Carlton Naples

450 guest rooms; 42,000 sq. ft. of meeting space; world-class beachfront resort and Florida Green Lodging property; spa; pool; seven restaurants.

Further Reading:

The Great Escape: Southwest Florida