Camalier family, Ocean Properties announce partnership for Old Naples Hotel
January 20, 2022
NAPLES, Fla. (Jan. 20, 2022) – The Camalier family, Naples residents since 1964 and owners of significant properties in the Third Street Shopping District and elsewhere in the City of Naples for decades, have announced a partnership with Ocean Properties Hotels & Resorts and Affiliates to construct, develop and operate the Old Naples Hotel.
The planned 109-room luxury hotel is designed to complement the historic Third Street District. Construction is expected to begin in fall 2022, with completion in early 2024.
Ocean Properties is one of the largest hotel owners and operators in Florida, most of which are family-owned and -operated by descendants of the brand’s patriarch, Tom Walsh. Among its extensive holdings are several Four Diamond resorts in South Florida and the Sunset Key Cottages in Key West.
The Old Naples Hotel will be situated on two acres along Gordon Drive, Broad Avenue, and Third Street South, adjacent to the historic Olde Naples Building. Inspired by the iconic Naples Hotel, which opened in 1889 and served guests for nearly 90 years, the Old Naples Hotel will offer numerous amenities also open to its neighbors: a café/bar with outdoor dining, picturesque courtyard, hotel sundry shop, spa, and a small retail commercial space on Third Street South.
The hotel was designed by Hart Howerton, the New York- and San Francisco-based architects of renowned hotels and resorts around the world. Required project approvals have already been obtained from the City of Naples, including the Design Review Board and City Council.
Next steps include completion of construction documents, submittal of the documents to the city, and processing of the building permit.
“We look forward to bringing the Old Naples Hotel to life in partnership with Ocean Properties,” said Anne D. Camalier. “This new luxury destination will undoubtedly become a favorite of visitors to Naples, as well as neighbors throughout the community who can enjoy the beautiful courtyard and gardens. We are excited for the hotel to become a vibrant part of the Third Street District, while reinforcing the historical and cultural heritage of Old Naples itself.”
Patrick Walsh, a resident of Naples, said, “Our family’s strong ties to Southwest Florida make this a very special opportunity for us. We look forward to the partnership with the Camalier family and to bringing forward an exceptional experience at the Old Naples Hotel.”