Wine and Champagne Tasting
Discover new favorites or become reacquainted with a classic as you sip and savor distinct wine or champagne selections expertly curated by our hotel sommelier Lamar Cheatham.
Experience Florida acclaimed Wicked Dolphin Distillery’s award winning rum during an exclusive tasting presentation. Using 100% Florida Sugar and local ingredients Wicked Dolphin rum is handcrafted in small batches using an American copper pot still, the largest in South Florida. The rum is then aged in American White Oak once used bourbon barrels that held premium aged Kentucky Bourbon for a minimum of 3, and up to, 14 years.
During holidays – Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter - The Ritz-Carlton, Naples extends the Club Lounge experience to its sunny shore with Club Beach. Similar to the traditional Club Lounge, this beachside oasis includes dedicated concierge and carefully selected amenities. Fine touches include cozy couches and hammocks; a variety of snacks and beverages including wine and champagne; and a selection of beach games and toys for our Ritz Kids guests.
The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Club Lounge is a refined retreat located on the 14th floor of the resort offering personalized service, complimentary food and beverage presentations and stunning Gulf of Mexico views. Nestled in this exclusive lounge is the library, a quaint space offering Club Level guests more than 1,500 book titles including children’s, and adult fiction and non-fiction selections, ideal for beach or poolside reading. Central to this cozy space is a fireplace and seating area featuring plush oversized chairs, making it the perfect spot to relax with a great book.
Ritz Kids guests will enjoy board games such as Monopoly, Scrabble, Sorry, Chutes and Ladders, Chess, Connect 4 and Uno, as well as enjoy a collection of puzzles, books and packs of playing cards.
Children and adults alike will marvel over our ultimate cookie display. Our special cookie humidor features oversized delectable cookie selections that include double chocolate, sugar, peanut butter, oatmeal raisin and chocolate chunk.
In addition to decadent delights created by our Executive Pastry Chef Sebastien Thieffine and his team, guests can satisfy their sweet-tooth with sweets from our candy collection. Selections vary and may include gummy bears, jelly beans, chocolate mints, and sour bears.
Young Hunter and his family were in Naples for a family getaway and celebration of Hunter’s fifth birthday. Upon meeting Hunter his passion for cars and Porsches, in particular, were adorably apparent to the Club Lounge team as he impressively shared various fun facts and details about the cars. Knowing it was Hunter’s birthday, the Club Lounge team wanted to coordinate a special surprise for this young auto enthusiast and his fascination with Porsches provided the perfect inspiration for the team.
Club Supervisor, Margret, worked to reserve a Porsche and driver making sure it would be available on the front drive before the family’s birthday dinner. Club Concierge, Patty, then escorted the family to the front drive where Hunter was warmly greeted by several of the resort’s Ladies and Gentlemen, a happy birthday sign and a Porsche. Hunter was super excited and genuinely surprised to see his dream car on the drive. With his family’s permission, doorman Juan took Hunter for a few laps around the front drive.
To commemorate the experience the Club Lounge team took various photos of the occasion. Select images were then framed and placed in the guest’s room so Hunter and his family would always have keepsake from this special day.