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JUL-AUG 2018

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At the end of an interminable day spent in crowded airports (one of the joys of traveling during spring break), my wife, Jen, and I arrived, kids in tow, at the front desk of the Ritz-Carlton, Naples, more than ready to kick back and slip into vacation mode. We were greeted like old friends, with glasses of Champagne and the gracious attitude we've come to expect from engaged and accommodating staffs at Ritz-Carltons the world over. We were primed for some concerted relaxation, and our accommodations on the Club Level, overlooking the resort's courtyard, Vanderbilt Beach and the Gulf of Mexico, were everything we had hoped for. Tastefully appointed with a marble bathroom, custom furniture and down bedding, decorated in subtle grays that perfectly mirrored the wispy cumulus clouds over the water (the weather couldn't have been more auspicious), our suite, including its private balcony, was an oasis. Better still, it was mere steps from the Club Lounge, a haven of relaxation and gastronomic delight, featuring five food presentations a day (including a dessert extravaganza), as well as custom rum, wine and beer tastings in the evenings. 89

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