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    Four Seasons to debut in Naples, Florida

    The Athens Group and MSD Partners, L.P. have announced the acquisition of Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, which will become the first Four Seasons and First Discovery Land project on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Here’s what we know…

    Render of beachside Four Seasons in Naples, Florida

    The Athens Group and MSD Partners, L.P. have announced that they have acquired the legendary former Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, set on 1,000 feet of white-sand beach in iconic Old Naples. Athens and MSD will be redeveloping the site into the Naples Beach Club, a 125-acre resort and residential beachfront development offering a one-of-a-kind, luxury lifestyle destination to residents, members, and guests.

    “Our partnership with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Discovery Land Company reinforces our commitment to develop the finest luxury resort on Florida’s Gulf Coast,” said Kim Richards, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Athens Group. “Naples Beach Club will be a contemporary interpretation of the traditions, style and spirit of Old Naples.” 

    The special coastal community will include a 216-key hotel managed by leading luxury hospitality company Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, up to 185 luxury residences and unparalleled club amenities curated by Discovery Land Company, the developer and operator of world-renowned private residential club communities. Construction is scheduled to commence in 2022. 

    “We are excited to partner with The Athens Group on the development of this extraordinary property, and we are thrilled to be working with Four Seasons and Discovery Land on what will be a first-time collaboration for this world-class team,” added Barry Sholem, Partner and Chairman of Real Estate, MSD Partners. 

    “We are proud to be a partner in this exceptional project, bringing the vision of MSD and Athens to life by setting a new standard of luxury in Naples.” – John Davison, President and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.

    The 216-room Four Seasons Resort will complement the luxury residences as a retreat exuding the grandeur of a private beachfront Floridian estate. 

    “The incredible Naples Beach Club marks the debut of Four Seasons on Florida’s Gulf Coast, complementing our existing portfolio of luxury properties throughout the state,” said John Davison, President and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “We are proud to be a partner in this exceptional project, bringing the vision of MSD and Athens to life by setting a new standard of luxury in Naples and delivering our brand’s personalised service and quality excellence to this beloved beachfront community.” 

    The Resort will include spacious guestrooms and suites with lounging porches, walk-in closets and luxurious five-fixture bathrooms. Resort amenities will include inspired indoor and outdoor lounges and restaurants flowing from the hotel lobby, a beachside garden with outdoor pools, cabanas and an event lawn, upscale retail stores, an event ballroom, and multiple dining experiences with dramatic views of the Gulf of Mexico. In addition, Market Square, located near the golf course, will be a vibrant gathering place for the Naples Beach Club community, offering a general store, a bar and grill with a game room and a bowling alley, a Kids Club, casual eateries, including an ice cream pavilion, and an expansive lawn. 

    “Naples Beach Club represents a natural extension of our portfolio of luxury hotels and resorts, including our Four Seasons properties in Wailea and Hualalai, the Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica, and The Boca Raton.  We are delighted to be partnering with Athens, Four Seasons and Discovery Land on this iconic development,” said Coburn Packard, Partner and Head of Real Estate, MSD Partners.     

    The newly imagined Naples Beach Club will feature up to 185 homes designed by renowned architectural firm Hart Howerton with interiors by Champalimaud Design. The first phase of homes will include 58 Beachfront Residences with four Beach Houses and four Penthouses as well as 12 Golfside Residences, all conveying the Gulf Coast’s relaxed aesthetic.

    Additionally, Naples Beach Club will offer residents and members unmatched and inspired club amenities curated by private-club developer and operator Discovery Land Company. Exceptional multi-generational and health-focused experiences will include a variety of wellness amenities along with golf and tennis, an indoor/outdoor fitness centre and a world-class spa.

    “The Residences at Naples Beach Club will set a new standard for Naples living, located in the heart of the vibrant Naples community, while also providing owners with an intimate club experience located directly outside their door,” said Michael Meldman, Chairman, Discovery Land Company. 

    > Since you’re here, why not read about the re-opening of San Domenico Palace, Taormina, A Four Seasons Hotel?

    Main image credit: Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

    Hamish Kilburn / 20.10.2021

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