Cities of Naples, Marco Island and Multiple Area Hotels Make Ballot for Conde Nast Traveler's 2018 Readers' Choice Awards

April 9, 2018 – Voting is now open for the Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards, an annual poll by one of the most influential travel magazines that allows consumers to rank their travel experiences across categories including cities, hotels, resorts, restaurants, islands and many more. The Southwest Florida region is well represented on the ballot, with Naples as a contender in the category of “Cities” and Marco Island in the category of “Islands,” in addition to a number of area hotels and resorts. Voting is open now through June 30, 2018 www.cntraveler.com/rca/vote and consumers can vote as frequently as they’d like.

“Having so many partners and both Naples and Marco Island on the ballot is an outstanding opportunity for us,” said Jack Wert, Executive Director of Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. “Our range of world-class resorts and independent boutique properties are the backbone of Florida’s Paradise Coast as a vacation destination. We appreciate the community’s support and encourage everyone to vote in this national contest.”

The following hotels are on the current ballot:

Naples Hotels:

•                 Bellasera Hotel, Naples

•                 Naples Bay Resort

•                 Hilton Naples

•                 Inn on Fifth

•                 Trianon Old Naples

•                 Edgewater Beach Hotel

•                 The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

•                 LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort

•                 Naples Grande Beach Resort

•                 The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples

•                 Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club

•                 Hotel Escalante

Marco Island Hotels:

•                 Marco Beach Ocean Resort

•                 Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa

•                 JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort

The Condé Nast TravelerReaders’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” Under Editor in Chief Pilar Guzmán, the Readers’ Choice Awards have become more selective and specific to the passions that inspire today’s travelers.

The results of the Readers’ Choice Awards will be published online in late October and in print in the November issue.

About Florida’s Paradise Coast
Whether travelers are looking for a romantic escape or family getaway, Florida’s Paradise Coast — Naples, Marco Island and the western portion of the Everglades — has an array of vacation options year-round. With more than 30 miles of soft, white sand beaches, thriving arts and culture scene, distinctive dining, family attractions and the best of outdoor adventure, the Paradise Coast is truly a destination with it all. Located just two hours from Miami, four hours from Orlando and three hours from Tampa, the Paradise Coast is easily accessible from some of Florida’s largest cities. Travelers outside of the Sunshine State can fly into Southwest Florida International Airport, which provides nonstop service to 44 destinations on 17 different air carriers.

For more information about the Paradise Coast, call 800-688-3600 or visit www.ParadiseCoast.com. Follow the destination on Twitter and Instagram @ParadiseCoast, and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TheParadiseCoast.

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