Kelly Merritt

Correspondent

  • Naples, Florida, USA

correspondent Kelly Merritt lives in Naples and covers the area for Forbes Travel Guide. She is the author of The Everything Family Guide to Budget Travel and a culinary travel writer whose work has appeared in a variety of publications, including Plate magazine, The Tasting Panel, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Scripps, Gulfshore Life and AirTran’s Go magazine. When she isn’t writing, Merritt can be found on the water of the Florida Everglades and the Ten Thousand Islands with her husband. She is at work on her next book and loves covering restaurants and destinations for Forbes Travel Guide.

  • On September 23, 2013
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    How do I get a reservation at The Grill at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples?

    The best way to get a reservation at The Grill at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples is to call the restaurant at 239-598-6644 or to book online at OpenTable.com. Reservations at the restaurant are advised throughout the year, though keep in mind Naples is a seasonal destination — the busiest months are December through May. In Naples, lines to get into top restaurants can be long and waiting is expected, especially when the region swells with winter residents. To ensure a table at The Grill at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, the more advance notice you can give the reservationist, the better.
  • On September 23, 2013
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    What is the dress code at The Grill at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples?

    The dress code at The Grill at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples is upscale resort casual. Jackets are not required for men, but the restaurant is not so informal that it allows beachwear such as flip-flops or shorts (despite its waterside location). That said, khakis and golf shirts are fine for men, while ladies will be comfortable in sundresses or pantsuits. And while suits and ties are not required at Forbes Travel Guide recommended The Grill at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, diners do often dress for the upscale property and its lovely surroundings. Many diners consider The Grill a special occasion restaurant and dress accordingly.
  • On September 23, 2013
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    Where is The Grill at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples located?

    The Grill at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples is tucked away on three miles of white-sand beach in beautiful Naples, Florida. The location is private, the vibe is exclusive — it’s as you might expect from a luxury property like the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Ritz-Carlton, Naples. The resort has the added benefit of sitting off the main drag on one of the town’s more secluded sections of the beaches at 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road.
     
    The Forbes Travel Guide Recommended restaurant also feels private, situated on the right of the hotel’s expansive lobby. In fact, a visit to the grand lobby often leads to dinner at The Grill — visitors linger in the lobby lounge to hear the live music and drink cocktails and subsequently discover The Grill and its equally elegant dining experience.
  • On September 9, 2013
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    What are the rooms like at Inn on Fifth?

    Inn on Fifth's Club Level Suites are designed in homage to contemporary elegance. There are 21 classic suites in this section of the hotel, which is a brand-new three-story building. Some of the additional amenities include a 24-hour concierge, separate check-in, private rooftop hot tub and sunbathing area. Club Level guests receive breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails and appetizers. There are nine premium suites, which offer even more relaxation room and bigger balconies. Two magnanimous presidential suites at the Club Level have two bedrooms and two baths and encompass more than 1,100 square feet of space each.
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