The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club has completed remodeling its restaurant, HB’s on the Gulf, bringing to a close its comprehensive, $45 million, multi-phase renovation.
HB’s on the Gulf is the city of Naples’ only Gulf-front restaurant. Specializing in fresh regional seafood, steaks and American cuisine, it has received Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for nine consecutive years. Closed for refurbishment since July 2013, it now features a more open design providing improved views of the Gulf, new windows, new furnishings and carpet, and new terrace floor with locally-sourced Playa Shell pavers. Additional improvements include a new air conditioning system for the restaurant as well as new ceiling fans, lighting, sound systems, awnings and shutters.
The renovation of HB’s on the Gulf follows a $5 million renovation at the resort that was completed in January 2013. That phase of renovations included the opening of the new Gulf-view ballroom The Everglades Room, the complete renovation of the remaining guest rooms in the resort’s Florida Wing, and the complete renovation of the resort’s Gulf-side meeting rooms and pre-function space. With the completion of these guest rooms, all of the resort’s 317 guest rooms and suites have been renovated and remodeled over the last four years.
This $5 million latest phase of improvements followed $40 million spent by the resort over the previous five years. That multi-phase project included the renovation and remodeling of the other guest rooms and suites, enhancements to the championship golf course, the renovation and expansion of The Sunset Beach Bar & Grill, and the addition (in 2010) of a beautiful beachfront pool complex (with two new pools, two new whirlpools, a new pool bar with food service, new restrooms, new locker facilities, and a new pool shop).