LAPLAYA BEACH & GOLF RESORT

Together with Noble House Resorts (www.NobleHouseHotels.com), which owns and manages luxury boutique hotels throughout the country, the Barron Collier Companies acquired this luxury boutique Naples beachfront resort in 2000, then undertook a $50 million renovation. The resort has been named to the Conde Nast Traveler Gold List, to the Great Hotels ranking from Travel & Leisure, and as the Most Excellent Resort from Conde Nast Johansens.

LaPlaya (www.LaPlayaResort.com) offers 189 guest rooms and 10,000 sq. ft. of meeting space with 600 feet of white beaches with private Beach Butlers, spa services, world renowned waterfront dining, and a private 18-hole Bob Cupp championship golf course and clubhouse with a David Leadbetter Golf Academy. A private beach and golf club is available to Naples residents.