LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort Receives Prestigious Designations from 2016 World Golf Awards
NAPLES, Florida (November 15, 2016) – LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort – a Noble House Resort located on the idyllic Naples beachfront – is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by the World Golf Awards as “Florida’s Best Golf Hotel 2016” and “North America’s Best Golf Hotel 2016.” Based on a voting system for golf tourism professionals and consumers, the World Golf Awards serves to celebrate and reward excellence in golf tourism, world-class courses, and golf destinations.
“We are thrilled to receive this esteemed recognition for our resort’s golf program,” said LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort’s Managing Director Marco Perry. “Naples is a golfer’s paradise, and our Robert Cupp-designed course is one of the best in the area. LaPlaya guests have the best of both worlds at their fingertips – a beautiful white sand beach and a world-class golf course.”
Presented annually by the World Travel Awards, which is currently celebrating its 23rd anniversary, the World Golf Awards received 1,132,849 total votes this year from 216 countries and territories. Operated on a public voting system, votes are casted by professionals working within the golf travel and tourism industry – senior executives, travel buyers, tour operators, agents and media professionals – in addition to golf tourism enthusiasts.
About LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort
Nestled on the picturesque beachfront in Naples overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort is the ultimate vacation destination for locals and travelers alike. The resort boasts 189 guest rooms and eight suites; a 4,500 square foot SpaTerre with salon and spa services; a state-of-the-art fitness center with rotating classes; beach butler service; private poolside cabanas with cold towel and sorbet service; BALEEN Restaurant and Tiki Bar; sophisticated meeting and event spaces, and much more. For more information about LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, please visit www.laplayaresort.com.
About LaPlaya Golf Club
Centrally-located in North Naples, Florida, the LaPlaya Golf Club is an 18-hole, par 72 Robert Cupp-designed course that features a natural look and offers challenging yet approachable holes. Fourteen holes feature picturesque water hazards and more than 3,000 stately palm trees grace the course. The Clubhouse boasts an Old World Florida décor that is casually elegant throughout and replete with a wraparound veranda, grill room, golf shop, and full practice facilities. The LaPlaya Golf Club is available for LaPlaya club members, in addition to guests staying at the nearby LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort.
About Noble House Hotels & Resorts
A privately held company for more than 30 years, Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd. was founded in 1979 by owner Patrick R. Colee as a commercial property development group, transitioning in 1994 to a hotel ownership management company. Headquartered in Seattle, Wash., the corporation owns and manages an upscale portfolio of 18 distinct and visually captivating properties spanning the U.S. From luxury resorts in Seattle, Wash. to Jackson Hole, Wyo. and the Florida Keys, each property maximizes and showcases its physical setting. Noble House is continuously growing, operating 45 hotel restaurants, bars and lounges, showcasing local culture and inspiration from local surroundings. With a philosophy that emphasizes “location, distinction and soul,” Noble House Hotels & Resorts exemplifies individuality, dedicating itself to creating and managing exceptional properties that contribute to their communities, staying true to local history, culture and ambiance. www.NobleHouseHotels.com.
About World Golf Awards
World Golf Awards serves to celebrate and reward excellence in golf tourism, world class courses, and golf destinations. Golf tourism constitutes a vital segment in the global travel and tourism marketplace. An estimated 60 million golfer visits will take place in 2016 to the 32,000 golf courses and resorts worldwide. The 2016 World Golf Awards will focus on the leading 130 nations who are shaping the future of this dynamic industry. While celebrating and rewarding excellence across golf resorts, courses, and the golfing destinations throughout the world, World Golf Awards strives to ultimately raise the golf tourist customer experience and stimulate both the domestic and international golf tourism market.
The voting works on a first-past-the-post system to ensure impartiality and independence. Votes are submitted online via the World Golf Awards website. The winners of each national category go head-to-head with the winners of the other countries before the unveiling of the World Winners.