Rooftop Social
Sunny Greetings

I am grateful for the opportunity to reflect on past accomplishments, and to embark on new beginnings as we head into 2022. I am pleased to announce The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel brand name has been refreshed. After nearly two years of closely working with our marketing agency, expansive data-gathering, and collecting input from stakeholders, I am excited to share our new destination brand:

  • Take a look at our brand-new website which features enhanced search capabilities to help you secure just the right space and accommodations for your group, making it easy to choose from our combined meeting space capacity of 290,000 total square feet and more than 13,000 hotel rooms. 
  • Check out our new visitor guide; the expanded storytelling will whet your attendees' appetite for all there is to see and do here outside of your meetings. 

Naturally, our area's beautiful setting continues to inspire innovation and productivity. Miles of white-sand beaches, wildlife preserves, and the beauty of nature are conducive to memorable team-building activities and boosted productivity. Each of our local neighborhoods has its own style - from walkable downtown areas to charming seaside towns. The sales team is thrilled to help find the perfect backdrop for your next meeting.

We wish you a very Happy New Year and hope to welcome you to our must-see slice of paradise soon.

Accommodation Updates
HGI Restaurant

The 126-room Hilton Garden Inn Fort Myers recently completed a multi-million dollar property renovation. Updates were made across the entire hotel, including the lobby, guest rooms, on-site restaurant, and nearly 3,000 sq. ft. of function space across 6 different event rooms. The property is centrally located, within 7 miles of downtown Fort Myers, 11 miles of Cape Coral and Fort Myers Beach, and less than 13 miles from Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW). The proximity to open-air venues, outdoor natural spaces and many activities draws board meetings and small-scale events.

The Hotel Indigo in downtown Fort Myers, will soon be rebranded as The Banyan Hotel Fort Myers, Tapestry Collection by Hilton. The 72-room boutique hotel is surrounded by local shopping, dining and historical attractions. The top-to-bottom transformation is slated to be completed in April. This includes the total redo of the hotel's guestrooms, lobby, rooftop pool area and the addition of a restaurant. This central location in the Fort Myers River District places your group within walking distance to several event venues, including the Caloosa Sound Convention Center & Amphitheater, and the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center.

Did You Know?
Lovers Key State Park Welcome Center

The Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina on Fort Myers Beach has achieved a Four Palm rating from the Florida Green Lodging Program. It is one of only seven properties in the state to receive this designation.

Launched in 2004, the Green Lodging Program reviews, designates and recognizes lodging facilities that make a voluntary commitment to conserve and protect Florida's natural resources and the environment, while educating their staff and guests about its importance. 

The full-service, 12- acre beachfront property boasts 209 studio, one-, and two- bedroom accommodations with beach views, as well as ample meeting space. 9,500 square feet of flexible indoor/outdoor space are available to plan an unparalleled, intimate meeting.

4 Productivity Pumping Activities
Women on their way to do beach yoga

When you host a meeting or conference here, your attendees are surrounded by a large array of entertainment options during their downtime. Once the day's programs conclude, our islands, beaches and neighborhoods await exploration. Studies have shown that short breaks throughout the meeting can help with productivity. Check-out our destination-themed, quick and easy exercises to revitalize your attendees throughout the day.

Covid-19 & Other Updates
Island Incentive

With our Island Incentive Offer, new meetings receive a $3 room rebate per actualized room night - up to $5,000 - May through December.

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Upcoming Meeting Events

ABA Marketplace
Grapevine, TX | Candice Cocco

CESSE CEO Winter Meeting
Annapolis, MD | Jerry Terp & Betsy Bush
Florida Encounter
Tampa, FL | Erin Lester
IPEC Education Conference
Las Vegas, NV | Betsy Bush
GPS Midwest
Milwaukee, WI | Jerry Terp
The Express Conferences/SMERF
Tampa, FL | Candice Cocco
Past Meeting Events
Photo Collage of Sales Managers at Shows
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