LaPlaya Beach Resort Naples

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Acquires Resort, Private Club in Naples for $185.5M

by John Nelson

NAPLES, FLA. — Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, a publicly traded hotel REIT, has purchased LaPlaya Beach Resort and LaPlaya Beach Club in Naples for a combined purchase price of $185.5 million. LaPlaya Beach Resort is a 189-room waterfront resort located on a six-acre tract of beach along the Gulf of Mexico and Vanderbilt Bay. The resort features 11,620 square feet of meeting space, a bar/restaurant, upscale spa, three outdoor swimming pools, 2,200-square-foot fitness center, seven-story parking garage, children’s aquatic and beach camp, watersport rentals and in-room dining. The private club has more than 800 active members and features a private dining room, private pool cabanas and a partnership with the LaPlaya Golf Course, which was not included in the acquisition. In addition to the resort and private club, the transaction includes the leasehold interest in a 23-slip marina on the Vanderbilt Bay side of the property. Daniel Peek, Max Comess, Chris Drew, Alexandra Lalos and Maxx Carney of HFF represented the seller, a partnership between affiliates of Noble House Hotels & Resorts Ltd. and Halstatt, in the transaction. Pebblebrook has retained Noble House Hotels & Resorts under a new operating agreement for the management of the hotel and private club.

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