Sure, a nice hotel room is great. One with tasteful, minimal décor, a comfy bed and lots of room. Marble and tile and fancy soap.
But what makes me really warm and fuzzy are the special touches. The ones that make you feel welcome and a little spoiled and a lot special. The Hilton Naples (5111 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34103) knows exactly how to accomplish that.
When we arrived at the Resort, a smiling woman greeted us at the front desk, promising to do a “happy dance” to make the sun shine. She also gave us the skinny on the resort: free parking, free valet parking, free Internet, and free bike rentals, as well as free hors d'oeuvres and free continental breakfast on the executive floor where we stayed. Plus, we could enjoy a free shuttle to the beach.
The theme made me smile; have it all, and have it at no additional cost.
In our room, a box of decadent chocolates greeted us, along with a handwritten note. After we had rid ourselves of our bags, we ventured to the lounge – and that’s where I am now, sipping on a glass of Cab and noshing on delectable munchies.
But I’ll update you later. I have to finish this wine before I get ready for dinner at Shula’s.