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Michael E. Watkins

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Phone: (239) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: m***@***.com
Local Address:  Florida , United States
The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club
851 Gulf Shore Blvd. North
Naples , Florida 34102
United States

Company Description: But not only does The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club provide incredible sites for the ceremony and reception that will ensure a memorable wedding (with great...   more

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  • advanced degree , Hotel Administration
    Cornell School of Hotel Administration and Certification
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Press Kit Releases, 22 Nov 2007 [cached]
Undergoing millions of dollars for renovations and expansions over the years, the thriving resort has become a Watkins family tradition, being passed down to Henry Broadwell Watkins Jr., and most recently Michael E. Watkins, grandson of the founder, who now serves as president.
Michael E. Watkins, Owner & President
Continuing the family tradition, the younger Watkins completed a number of renovations throughout the1980's, all the while grooming his son Michael, the elder Watkins' grandson, to be the future president of the resort.
At the age of 14, Michael Watkins was introduced to the hospitality industry by means of a job cleaning up palm fronds around his family's beach resort, learning young the importance of a good work ethic and attention to detail.In the years that followed, Michael spent his summers greeting guests, reserving rooms, selling merchandise at the resort's pro shop, washing dishes, busing tables and wielding a butcher's knife in the resort kitchen.Demonstrating his dedication to the success of The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, Michael was named Resident Manager of the resort in May 1982.He was quickly promoted to General Manager, and in 1989, following the death of his father, Michael Watkins, became the third President of his family's enterprise.
Michael Watkins, PresidentMichael Watkins is the grandson of The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club's founder, Henry B. Watkins Sr.
Michael spent three years with the firm before moving on to work at The Boca Raton Hotel & Club.Michael became resident manager of The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club in May 1982, general manager in 1984, and in 1989 was promoted to president of his family's company following his father's death.
As president of The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, Michael has administered renovations and additions at the resort in excess of $60 million, helping to revolutionize the property into a premier destination resort.Michael has been particularly active with the American Hotel & Lodging Association's Resort Committee, and he has served more than 15 separate non-profit organizations as their director.Michael was named "Hotelier of the Year" in 1996 by the Florida Hotel and Motel Association, "Outstanding Citizen" in 1997 by Naples Daily News and was inducted into Junior Achievement's Hall of Fame as "Entrepreneur of the Year" in 1999.Michael takes great pride in his family's hotel and how it has developed over the years.
Top News | Naples Newspaper | News, Business, Real Estate and Arts in Naples FL | Florida, 18 Sept 2014 [cached]
"It's never enough," said Mike Watkins, president of Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club.
Cancer Alliance of Naples, Inc. | Community Foundation of Collier CountyCommunity Foundation of Collier County, 31 Aug 2014 [cached]
Honorary board: Michael Watkins, Founder, owner of Naples Beach Hotel; Jerry Conti, Founder, owner Sunbelt USA Printing Co; Elizabeth Sanders, Founder, Dir of Sales for Bellasara Hotel; Erikka Thalheimer, Founder, Thalheimers Jewelers; Kevin Dolan, CAN Past President, Dolan Enterprises; Jennifer Nackley, Past President, partner and attorney with Quarles & Brady Law Firm
Rhode Island golf courses - Golf course listing for Rhode Island, United States, 4 Jan 2011 [cached]
Michael Watkins, president of the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, recalls that it took hoteliers ... Georgia, Florida and Rhode Island.
Naples News and Opinion Interactive - Latest Naples Florida News published by Naples News Citizen Journalists, 22 Jan 2006 [cached]
Michael Watkins and Ellin Goetz will be distinguished during a luncheon ceremony planned for February 23, 2006, at the Ritz Carlton Beach Resort.
A son to Mary and the late Henry Watkins Jr., Michael Watkins is President of the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club.
Married since 1988, Michael and Ellin first met while attending college in New York. "As marital partnerships go, few have made as penetrating an impact on our community," says Dr. Traina while listing a few of the charities which have been aided by Michael and Ellin - a list that includes Cancer Alliance of Naples, The Education Foundation of Collier County, The Naples Chamber of Commerce, Fun Time Nursery, The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, the von Liebig Art Center and the YMCA.
"Michael and Ellin have helped so many, and at so many times; we anticipate many will want to celebrate this special day with them," says Dr. Traina.
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