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What happened to the Naples Beach Club?

What happened to the Naples Beach Club?

After being owned and operated for nearly 75 years by three generations of the Watkins family, the Beach Club permanently closed last May but its sale was delayed by legal challenges filed by Greg Myers, a neighbor on Gulf Shore Boulevard North, who opposes the redevelopment.

Has the Naples Beach Club been sold?

The Watkins Family sold the beachfront resort to the partnership for an undisclosed price, but the Naples Daily News reports the price tag exceeded $362 million. The new ownership plans to redevelop the resort into a mixed-use destination called Naples Beach Club.

What happened to the Naples Beach hotel?

The Naples Beach Club Hotel is expected to be completed in late 2024. Copyright 2022 Fort Myers Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without prior written consent….Demolition of the Naples Beach Hotel is underway.

Reporter: Jennifer Morejon
Writer: Drew Hill

Where is the Naples Beach hotel & golf Club?

Situated on Florida’s Paradise Coast, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club sits about 33 miles south of the Southwest Florida International Airport in Naples, Florida.

Why did Naples beach resort close?

The Naples Beach Hotel closed its door permanently on May 23 after 75 years in business. The owners were supposed to close on a deal with a new owner but now it’s been put on hold, all because of a last-minute lawsuit.

How old is Naples Beach Club?

The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club traces its history back to the 1880s. The hotel, according to a history on its former website, was built two blocks from the Naples fishing pier and about two miles south of where it now stands.

Is the Naples Grande closing?

Owned and operated by three generations of the Watkins family since 1946, the 125-acre beachfront golf, spa, and tennis resort will close its doors on May 23, 2021, having sold the property to a new ownership group.

Has Naples Beach hotel been demolished?

After overcoming a few challenges, The Athens Group, the new owner and developer, has started demolition. The longstanding hotel, which opened in 1946, closed its doors on May 23, 2021 — nearly a year ago — to make way for a multimillion project, known as the Naples Beach Club.

Who bought Naples Grande Beach Resort?

Northwood Investors
Northwood Investors, a privately held real estate investment firm, purchased the hotel and the 18-hole, Rees Jones-designed Naples Grande Golf Course in October 2013.

What did the Naples Beach hotel sell for?

The Naples Grande Beach Resort has sold for $248 million. The property, according to Collier County records, was sold in three pieces, with the resort bringing $218.4 million, the golf course bringing $24.8 million and the tennis center bringing $4.8 million.

Is Naples beach resort closing?

It can hold up a sale because it can create more hurdles for both the buyers and sellers. The Naples Beach Hotel permanently closed on May 23, ending a 75-year run by the Watkins family, who owned and operated the resort property for three generations.

When did Naples Beach Club open?

The course opened in 1931, along with the clubhouse. In 1946, the Watkins family purchased the hotel and golf course, and continue to own and operate them today.