Noble House Wins Awards from Conde Nast Traveler

14th Jan 2005

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa in the Florida Keys and LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort in Naples, Florida were each named to Travel + Leisure magazine’s “Top 500 Hotels in the World” list in 2005 as well as the Condé Nast Traveler’s 2005 Gold List.
As recognized in the T+L 500, Little Palm Island Resort & Spa was named the number one Florida resort.Ê In addition, LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort in Naples, Florida, was named to the prestigious T+L 500 for the first time.Ê

Both Noble House properties were also featured in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2005 Gold List.Ê Little Palm Island Resort & Spa has been a recipient of the Gold List award since the award’s inception 11 years ago.Ê LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort was placed on The Reserve Gold List 2004, and raised its score this year for a spot on the Gold List for 2005. Ê

The entire Florida collection of Noble House Hotels & Resorts saw its share of honors in 2004, having been recognized by Travel + Leisure magazine, Condé Nast Traveler magazine, ZAGAT Guide, Virtuoso and American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts.

Ocean Key Resort, located on the water at Zero Duval Street in Key West, Florida, was named to the T+L 500 in 2004, alongside Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, which also received the title of “most expensive resort in the United States.”Ê



Grove Isle Resort, in Coconut Grove, Florida received recognition in the 2004 ZAGAT hotel guide by being named as one of the “Top 50 Small Hotels in the United States.”ÊÊ It has also been named to the American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts program, joining its sister properties Little Palm Island andÊÊ The Adolphus in Dallas, Texas.Ê Grove Isle also was accepted into the prestigious Virtuoso consortia of luxury hotels, joining Little Palm Island, LaPlaya and Paradise Point Resort & Spa, located in San Diego, CA.Ê


Little Palm Island is an intimate, tropical hideaway with 30 thatched-roof villas evoking the perfect romance and glamour of the South Pacific.Ê Little Palm Island’s bungalows are discreetly nestled throughout the island amid hundreds of Jamaican coconut palm trees and each offers private sundecks and ocean views.Ê This secluded hideaway provides the ideal location for guests to completely detach themselves from everyday life.Ê Little Palm Island Resort & Spa provides guests with complete privacy, luxury and superb cuisine.Ê Located three miles offshore in the Lower Florida Keys, Little Palm Island is only accessible by boat or seaplane.Ê For more information or reservations, callÊÊ 1-800-3-GET-LOST or visit the website at

LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort is a luxurious, 189-room boutique resort located directly on the picturesque Gulf of Mexico in Naples, Florida.Ê The property features an 18-hole, par 72 championship Bob Cupp-designed golf course, the acclaimed Baleen Restaurant, a full-service 4,500 square-foot Indonesian-inspired SpaTerre and state-of-the-art meeting and function space. ÊAs the only true beachfront resort in Naples, the LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort is located at 9891 Gulf Shore Drive, Naples, FL 34108.Ê For more information or reservations, please call (800) 237-6883 or visit the website at


In Spring 2005, Noble House Hotels & Resorts will introduce its newest property, The Shores Resort & Spa, located in Daytona Beach Shores, Florida.Ê Situated directly on the “World’s Most Famous Beach” with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean or the Intracoastal Waterway, The Shores Resort & Spa will offer the ambience of a turn-of-the-century beach cottage with outstanding services and amenities.Ê Following the completion of a $20 million transformation,  the resort will be complete with new rooms, spa, restaurant and pool and function areas.


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