The meeting professionals at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples have mastered the art of creating unique experiences for you and your guests. Call upon the expertise of our dedicated specialists who thrive on creating pitch-perfect events of any scale. Knowledgeable Meetings & Special Event Managers coordinate the specifics of your event while the Audio Visual team caters to your every technological need. Our creative Destination Services department organizes exciting excursions, elaborate theme parties and distinctive off-site venue events to create unforgettable memories for your attendees. This attentive, world-class staff perfects every detail to ensure a flawless experience in an incomparable setting.
With one of the largest, most comprehensive, on-site destination mangement companies in the country, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples is the ideal locale for any group event. Guests are dazzled from beginning to end by exceptional artistry and unparalleled service only The Ritz-Carlton can provide. Trained, certified employees are ready to assist in the following areas:
- Themed events
- Audio visual
- Meeting enhancements
- Leisure activities
- Off-site venues
- Staffing requirements
- All-inclusive billing
Additionally, highly qualified staff at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples are pleased to fulfill your business objectives, offering further amenities, such as:
- Conference concierge
- Experienced meeting planners
- Full-service Business Center with computer workstations, Internet access, printer, color photocopy, scan and fax
- Wireless Internet access
- Fiber optic technology for the latest in telecommunications, data streamlining and video conferencing
- Shipping and receiving services
- Express check-in/departure
- Two-way radio/cellular phone rentals
- Technology Butler®
VolunTeaming is now offered under The Ritz-Carlton social responsibility program, Community Footprints
. Transcending traditional group activities, VolunTeaming combines teambuilding with volunteer activities that create lasting memories for the participants. Recognizing that many groups want their teambuilding time to make a meaningful contribution, these programs enable guests to be a force for good and feel personally connected to the place that they visit.Naples Equestrian Challenge
Naples Equestrian Challenge (NEC) is a nonprofit organization offering therapeutic horseback riding for adults and children with disabilities. Group guests have the opportunity to visit NEC and help with barn work and repair, cleaning horses, resurfacing stalls, property improvements and more. This exciting, socially responsible activity allows your organization to work toward the common goal of improving the lives of special needs children and adults.Guitar Heroes VolunTeaming Challenge
Be a child’s hero in this fun, fast-paced “Giving Back” team building activity. The Guitar Heroes VolunTeaming Challenge is a great opportunity to build strength among a group of team members – and to support our area’s music programs and future musicians. Participants are divided into teams and must solve a series of puzzles and win a series of competitions in order to acquire the resources needed to build a guitar (part-by-part). The guitars are then donated to underprivileged children at area schools in Collier County, Florida.
Please contact our meetings and special events professionals
for details on how VolunTeaming activities can be matched to your group.
Creative party planners at the resort work diligently to ensure that each event flows effortlessly and exceeds guests' expectations. Some of the unique theme parties offered include:
Evening under the Gulf
Puttin' on the Ritz
Pirates of the Gulf
Swing Time at the USO Club
Experience the feeling of Florida as you partake in this festive and vibrant gala. Decorated with brightly colored linens and beautiful centerpieces, the pool area flickers with Tiki torches to gently enhance the mood while multi-colored lighting emphasizes the lush foliage symbolic of the Florida landscape. The faint scent of citrus passes in the balmy breeze. Cascades of colorful flowers and tropical fruit further enhance this Florida-themed dinner.
Open air carnival-style game booths accented with multi-colored hanging market lights set the mood for this festival of colors. Colorful windsocks dance in the wind while white palm tree flats roped in colored lighting add ambience to clusters of easy seating Adirondack chairs – perfect for watching the sunset on the Gulf of Mexico. The event comes alive with vibrant entertainers captivating guests with their unique talents including fortune tellers, caricaturists, stilt walkers and jugglers. The band is a replica of the typical parrot head band - Jimmy Buffet style. Dessert buffets are set inside replicas of Key West-style cabanas complete with tin roof, colorful shutters and gingerbread trim.
The ancient art of the vintner is dedicated to the moment when the wine is uncorked and poured... to be taken upon the palate and savored. Celebrate this epicurean moment and social camaraderie in our vintage vineyard, a romantic creation of Old-World style. Gigantic brick and stucco archways framing classic statuary stand against walls washed in soft hues of red and purple. Authentic wine barrels, cascading grapevines, grapes and ficus trees with miniature white lights bring alive the vineyard experience.
Exuding sheer elegance with a smooth white carpet entrance coupled with sleek white leather sofas and ottomans that glow, guests will experience the ultimate in sophistication at the White Party. The ambiance is electric as the energizing music beats and the paparazzi snap photos. Guests will enjoy dancing to a high energy DJ or live band, drinking martinis from an ice luge and being entertained by live cage dancers. The evening can also be a time for relaxing and conversing with friends in the exclusive VIP sections complete with personalized Ritz-Carlton butler service. The evening is irresistible, classically elegant and sophisticated.
An event filled with all the colors, sights and culinary experiences that only Beijing can provide. Traditional oriental pagodas flanked by guardian foo dogs and hanging paper lanterns provide a sense of place. The color of the table tops with the visually striking floral centerpieces represents the beauty of Beijing. Combine with an Oriental menu and sushi creations for a truly authentic experience.
Evening under the Gulf
Become part of the underwater world as you relax and dine on the sandy white floor of the Gulf of Mexico while tropical fish dance above in the clear blue-green waters. Dramatic lighting provides the illusion of moving water cast in hues of purple, aqua and green. Swimming throughout the room are schools of gigantic seahorses, angelfish, sand dollars and starfish making you feel as though you have entered a new world.
Puttin' on the Ritz
Upon entering the room, your guests will immediately feel as though they have been transported back in time. The central focus of the room falls upon a gorgeous 24-foot, painted mural depicting the Supper Club at London’s famed Savoy Hotel. On stage, gold scalloped band shells with accent lighting provide the perfect setting for the orchestra that will enliven your guests’ senses with beautiful dining and dancing music. Elegant floral arrangements, sparkling votive candles and luxurious table settings create an evening of timeless elegance.
As guests approach the entrance to "Havana" the rhythm of the conga beat transports them to a time and nightlife that inspired an infamous evening at the Copacabana, decorated with ornate iron gates and brick columns with flowering vines reminiscent of Old Havana. Enhancing the atmosphere, the center court has been transformed into a cabaret style club where patrons dine in style, experiencing the true spirit of a night in Cuba.
Pirates of the Gulf
Experience the anticipation of a shipwrecked adventure, from the welcoming tiki torches to the tropical-outfitted servers offering cocktail delights served in coconut shells. Large, oversized cannons with faux cannon balls add a touch of history. For dinner, guests cruise buffet lines created with rustic boardwalk tables. As the sun sets, the evening entertainment begins to pick up tempo – with activities ranging from limbo dancing, the Congo line or the fire eating act, all while listening to the sound of pulsating Caribbean beats of Calypso and Steel Pan Music.
Guests enter a room where sophistication and glamour is present, and tables are decorated with black lamour, floor-length underlays and silver runners with jet black napkins. Giant posters of James Bond movies decorate the room, as well as Shoji screens behind which dancing Bond girls create intriguing silhouettes. Casino gambling tables complete the theme while Bond girls escort your guests to the exciting Casino Royale.
Swing Time at the USO Club
Come to the USO Club where the “Lindy Hop,” the “Jitterbug,” and the “Zoot Suit” reign supreme. Relax, socialize and most of all dance to one of the most recognizable forms of American music in our period era, patriotically-decorated club. The up-tempo Swing Music provided by Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller became the soundtrack to this snapshot in time.
When events call for an extra special touch, the resort's floral design team can create an attractive arrangement or exquisite enhancement that will leave a lasting impression. The Floral Design Studio features custom-designed floral creations tailored to your own personal style and budget. Please contact us for:
- Wedding arrangements
- Floating centerpieces
- Buffet enhancements
- Floral demonstrations
- Table décor
The resort's beachside location on the Gulf of Mexico allows guests to experience all the vivid, natural wonders Southwest Florida has to offer. Event planners can arrange everything from sailing excursions, yacht charters and dolphin encounters to shopping tours and private fashion shows. The myriad of leisure activities available include:
Enjoy a one-hour floral demonstration, colorfully and creatively taught by The Ritz-Carlton floral experts. Guests learn the secrets and techniques behind the art of flower arranging, and lucky participants may receive the beautiful completed arrangements to enjoy throughout their stay.
Beach and pool games
Spark the competition and team spirit with a classic game of Croquet or Bocce Ball, a raft building adventure or a run/walk 5k race. Beach Olympics, pool games, volleyball and other team-building activities can also be arranged.
Students learn secrets from our amazing chefs as they watch them create nutritious and flavorful meals. Take-home recipes encourage guests to re-create the delectable cuisine at home.
Backwater fishing in Naples Bay
Enjoy the thrill of backwater fishing in a sporty center console vessel - an experience you can only find in Southwest Florida. These boats have a shallow shaft allowing passage into shallow coves and tidal waters for improved fishing and greater enjoyment of the unspoiled environment.
Offshore fishing tour in the Gulf of Mexico
Experience spectacular offshore fishing aboard 30' to 35' vessels. A charter boat will take you 5-10 miles into the Gulf of Mexico to the captain's best fishing holes. All boats are fully appointed with a covered area, heads and state-of-the-art fish finders.
Delight in a water tour aboard a sleek 53' catamaran while taking in the captivating views of Naples Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Cruise by the famous homes of Port Royal while watching for dolphins, water birds, rays, turtles and flying fish.
Eco-shelling and dolphin watch
Experience close-up contact with dolphins and manatees as you glide through the mangrove islands, toward your destination on Cape Romano; home to one of the world's best shelling beaches.
This adventure is ideal for beginner or advanced paddlers and can be customized based on skill level. Participants kayak serenely past mangroves and bird rookeries while the naturalist guide explains the fascinating ecology of the Everglades and the wildlife that inhabits the region.
Kayaking photo safari
Explore the unique eco-system of the 10,000 Islands and the mangroves while navigating through untouched wilderness and pristine beauty as an eco-trained naturalist guides you to hidden lagoons and deserted beaches. Guests will discover the techniques and excitement of capturing local wildlife on film, ensuring plenty of adventure, fun and memories to take home.
North Everglades airboat eco-tour
Discover the history of the Everglades while local airboat captains take you for a thrilling ride on authentic airboats. Sightings of alligators and racoons, as well as other native wildlife and indigenous plants, are very possible on this journey through the open water.
South Everglades airboat eco-tour
Experience the fascination and mystique of one of the most beautifully diverse areas in the world -The Everglades. Guests enjoy an exhilarating ride through the backwaters of the Gulf, including mangrove tunnels and old Indian Trails. The airboat captains wind through the rugged 10,000 Islands, revealing the hiding spots of alligators, manatees and other local inhabitants.
A delightful experience for the avid sailor or beginner, this personalized regatta is the perfect way to spend the morning or afternoon racing across the Gulf of Mexico. Passenger sailboats are equipped with official racing captains, as well as six passengers who serve as the racing crew. Guests may participate as little or as much as they like in this interactive adventure.
Take a narrated stroll along the Swamp Boardwalk, where guests safely view resident and migratory species of birds, tropical plants and a plethora of native animals. Based on the season, two alligator "holes" are often frequented by this reptile and can be easily and safely observed.
Everglades guided cycling - from The Ritz-Carlton, Naples
Explore the natural treasures of the Everglades, observing the scenic beauty that may escape visitors at first glance. This tour is considered easy cycling on level, hard packed scenic roads. Ride among rare and endangered plants such as orchids, tropical flowering trees, ferns, fruit trees and towering palms. Wildlife viewing is excellent with the chance to observe a Florida panther, black bear, otters, alligators, beautiful butterflies and more.
Cycling - from The Ritz-Carlton, Naples
Based on a customizable length, cyclists will ride in the charming Pelican Bay area and along scenic Gulf Shore Boulevard. Stop at a beach park on the Gulf of Mexico, ride down banyan covered roads, pass the Venetian Village on the Bay and discover the hidden treasures of Naples.
Cycling - Olde Naples
Enjoy a leisurely bike ride through historic Old Naples, meandering by an eclectic combination of finely restored old style homes and remarkable modern day architecture. Stretch your legs with a walk on the Naples City Dock to look at the bay and the boats or pedal along the back roads to the Naples Pier. Tropical, elegant, intimate and charming, this tour is a fun way to discover the inviting community of Old Naples.
See the natural beauty and learn the history of Naples on the newest, hippest and most innovative personal transporter. Enjoy your narrated tour outdoors with the Florida sun and Gulf breeze while cruising happily down sidewalks.
Fifth & Third Street shopping
Third Street South and the avenues that cross are home to historical landmarks, sophisticated boutiques, neighborhood shops and colorful buildings of downtown Naples. Visit the many fine shops, traditional and contemporary art galleries, sidewalk cafes, European and American antique stores, jewelers and gift shops along the landscaped streets that promenade in this historic setting near the beach.
Edison and Ford homes tour
Walk into history as you tour the winter homes of Thomas Alva Edison and Henry Ford, located in Fort Myers. Thomas Edison's laboratory, botanical gardens and museum captivate the attention of all. The museum houses some of Edison’s more popular inventions including the phonograph and the movie projector. These buildings have been carefully preserved and restored as homage to two of our greatest inventors.
Gallery Row tour
Anchoring the chic Third Street South shopping area in historic Old Naples, is an impressive selection of fine art galleries that make up Naples’ burgeoning art destination, Gallery Row. Featured galleries offer the most extensive collection of paintings, sculpture and exquisite glass to be found anywhere in southern Florida. Gallery Row includes prestigious collections of 19th century and early 20th century impressionist paintings; bronze sculpture from collectible maquettes to monumental works; exceptional 18th and 19th century Dutch, French and British traditional oil paintings and much more.
Naples Museum of Art
Located minutes from The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, this 30,000-square-foot museum is an art lover’s dream. The two permanent collections feature American modern and contemporary art from 1900 – 1950, and Asian art, mainly Chinese, from the 4th century B.C. to the 19th century. The collections include paintings, ceramics, glass and scrolls. In addition, permanent exhibits are frequently enhanced with traveling exhibits.
Waterside & Venetian Village shopping tour
The Waterside shops are a collection of the finest luxury brand retailers from around the world and are located in the elegant Pelican Bay area. Enjoy Florida’s outdoors, browsing at sixty internationally renowned designer and specialty stores, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Cartier, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Burberry, Brooks Brothers, and more, surrounded by cascading waterfalls, lush flowering plants and dramatic architecture, all under the canopy of towering royal palm trees. The Village on Venetian Bay conjures thoughts of an Old World splendor in one of the most upscale shopping areas in Naples. The Village’s fifty unique shops balance a blend of art, jewelry and home furnishings overlooking the picturesque Venetian Bay.
Naples Transportation & Tours (NT&T) (www.nttep.com
) is the preferred and recommended provider of transportation services for groups and individual travelers.
NT&T provides shuttle service, on demand and reserved town cars, mini and motor coach services, and other unique transportation offerings. In addition, NT&T also serves as the preferred vendor for all of your Destinations Services needs.
Meetings and events at The Ritz-Carlton are carefully designed to create an unparalleled guest experience while protecting our natural resources. Together with our property-based Ritz-Carlton Environmental Action Conservation Teams (REACT) you and your attendees can support our efforts to reduce our environmental imprint and make a meaningful difference. Within our hotels, we reduce energy and water usage, offer a linen and terry reuse program, and utilize environmentally preferable cleaning products. Our meeting venues support a sustainable future by offering recycled paper products and pens, water service options, organic and local food and sustainable seafood options.