October 2021 Newsletter

Happy Halloween! Fall has just recently begun to arrive in Naples and as the temperatures have started to shift, so has the activity level around town with a noticeable uptick on the roads, in shops and restaurants. US News & World Report just released their annual rankings of the Best Places to Retire and Naples moved up from #4 to #2 in the nation. Earlier this year, Travel & Leisure ranked Naples the #1 Best Beach Town to Live In out of 145 oceanside beach towns with its “unbeatable quality of life and relative affordability”.

This month’s newsletter is focused on the exciting new Naples Beach Club development, after 75 years of ownership by the Watkins family, the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club just closed for $362 million in a momentous sale to Michael Dell’s MSD Capital after 3.5 years of planning. Over the next 5+ years, The Naples Beach Club will be developed as an amenity-rich Four Seasons Resort beachfront hotel and residences. It is a momentous turning point and is quite exciting to see the development take such a significant step forward! I have plenty of other information about the project, if the Naples Beach Club interests you, please reach out.

~ Matt

October 2021 Newsletter Naples Beach Club

Quick Summary

  • Demolition of current hotel and development of new 5-Star Four Seasons hotel + residences
  • 7-story 216-room resort and160-185 “best in class” residential condos
  • Residences include 58 beachside units and 102-127 golfside units
  • Phase 1 Completion: Mid to late 2024 (new hotel + 3 residential buildings + Market Square amenities)
  • Location: On the Northern edge of Old Naples, on Gulf Shore Boulevard and 7th Ave N, directly on the Gulf of Mexico with 1,000 feet of white-sand beach.
  • Golf course to remain open after redevelopment and redesign by Tom Fazio.
  • Developer: Athens Group (top in class of high-end hotels with residences)
  • Architect: Hart Howerton
  • Interiors: Champlimaud Design
  • Contractor: Suffolk Construction
  • Sales & Marketing: Discovery Land Company (developer and operator of world-renowned private residential club communities)
  • Outdoor Pursuits providing beachside activities
  • Principals: Michael Dell of Dell Technologies and his family office, MSD Partners/MSD Capital (they manage over $22.0 billion of assets, $8 billion of real estate including The Naples Beach Club)
  • Sidenote: MSD Partners also just purchased the Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club in Naples 9/27/21 for $16.625 million
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160-185 “Best In Class” Residential Condos

Details and Amenities:

  • Managed by Four Seasons, owners can use hotel amenities or private resident amenities. There are 3 resident-only pools and 8 pools total.
  • There will be private restaurants for owners and 7 dining options overall.
  • Amenity rich community with a variety of activities such as tennis, rock-climbing, bowling, pickleball, basketball, squash, yoga and golf.
  • Floor plans with living areas from 2,500 to 15,000 SF with 12-15’ ceilings, 2 to 6 parking spaces per home.
  • Vertical membership structure, owners buying for multiple generations. Initiation is $150,000 and dues are estimated to be $40,000/year including golf. Only residents can purchase a membership.
  • Homeowner Association dues are estimated to be $2.52/SF per month

Beachside Residences:

  • The beachside units range in size from 2,684 – 15,385 SF and are currently priced starting at $6.5M ($2300+/SF).
  • Two finish design packages to choose from.
  • Four penthouses and four beach houses which range from 5,700 to 12,000 SF on the first level.
  • More than 50% of the beachside residences are reserved, please contact Matt for current availability.

Golfside Residences:

  • The 102-127 golfside units are still in the design phase, floorplans and pricing are not available yet. Sales is taking an interest list.
  • Buildings to be 4-7 stories and units are expected to range in size from 2,000 – 4,000 SF and they will be priced at approximately $6.0M – $10.0M.
  • Construction is expected to follow the Beachside residences by 1-2 years.
October 2021 Newsletter Luxury Hotel

5-Star Four Seasons Hotel

New hotel will honor the site’s timeless features:

  • Dining: A renovated Sunset Beach Bar, offering the best seats on the Gulf for front-row sunset viewing. Renovated HB’s on the Gulf for unparalleled beachfront indoor and outdoor dining.
  • A new lobby lounge and restaurant overlooking the hotel’s Great Lawn, pool and beach for Gulf-view dining experiences both day and night.
  • Adult and family pools framed against the white sands and blue waters of the Gulf (8 in total, 3 for private residents).
  • Ballrooms, terraces and event spaces that will continue to serve the community and welcome both business and social functions.
  • Spacious guest rooms and suites offering expansive Gulf and golf course views for couples and families alike along with the latest in technological innovation for everyone to enjoy.
  • A surf shack outfitter for Gulf, beach and lawn sports and recreation for our guests and residents.
  • Market Square with Dining, Movies, Bowling & Lawn Games (a village within the resort).
  • Dynamic Sports Park with Tennis, Pickleball & Indoor Squash.
  • Full Service 25,000 SF Spa & Wellbeing Center.
  • Reimagined Golf by Fazio Golf Design.