GEER 2008
Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration
Planning, Policy and Science Meeting
For Everglades Restoration 2050 – Advancing the Science to Achieve Success

July 28-August 1, 2008 l Naples, FL


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Accommodations & Meeting Site

475 Seagate Drive
Naples, FL 34103
(Phone: 239-597-3232; Fax: 239-594 6310.)

  • Only two hours from Miami, Florida

  • Just seven miles northwest of Naples Municipal Airport (APF)
    o 35 minutes to the Fort Myers - Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)

  • 110 miles west of Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL)

  • The Naples Grande is 35 minutes from Fort Meyers – Southwest Florida International Airport, (RSW).

  • Complimentary Self-Parking

Room Rate Information:

The Naples Grande is offering the prevailing Federal Per Diem Rate for the meeting, which is $117 per night (plus 10% tax) with one or two people in a room (single or double occupancy). An additional charge of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) will apply for each additional adult (up to four adults per room). Children age fifteen (15) and under stay free in the same room with parents.

The standard daily resort fee of $10.00 has been waived especially for our group, and GEER 2008 guests will have complimentary access to the resort fitness center.


The hotel RESERVATION DEADLINE has been extended to Thursday, June 26. Be sure to make your hotel reservation as soon as possible.

The direct phone number to the reservations department is 1-800-247-9810.

Be sure to specify you are attending the Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration Meeting (GEER). After this date, reservations will be accepted based on availability at the hotel's prevailing rates. (To receive tax exempt status, payment must be made in the form of a government issued check, credit card or purchase order, and, be accompanied by a Florida sales tax exemption certificate presented at check-in.)

Special Instructions: All reservations paying on own require a credit card or check to keep on file to cover (1) night’s room and tax. This credit card will not be charged at the time the reservation is made, however, will be kept on file. The individual may cancel their reservation without penalty no less than (7) seven days prior to the scheduled arrival. In the event the cancellation occurs within these (7) days of arrival or guests not arriving for a scheduled reservation the guest will be charged for the (1) night’s room and tax and the remainder of the reservation will be released. After arrival, guests departing earlier than reserved will be charged (1) night room and applicable tax.

   - Adults are 15 years old and over. Children under 15 are free.
   - Rollaway beds are available for $20 per day plus current taxes.
   - Self parking is complimentary. Valet parking is $18 per day plus tax.

Customary Fees for Hotel Staff:
Baggage Handling $5.00 per room, each way
   - Housekeeping $3.00 per room, per day
   - Room Deliveries $3.00 per room


The Naples Grande also has a GROUP on-line booking system. You can go directly to one of the following links to book your group reservation.

HTML Reservations   |  FLASH Reservations

Once you click on the link, enter Attendee Code of WM1804 and CLICK on Attendee log-in.


The hotel is currently working on some enhancements for reservations that entail booking a reservation for more than one person in a room. In the meantime, they have asked that you only include ONE ATTENDEE PER RESERVATION. If you are going to share a room with another attendee, please enter the second person's name in the comments line.

Using the online reservation system is OPTIONAL, so if you prefer to call in your reservation, use the hotel's toll free telephone number: 1-800-247-9810.

Questions or Difficulties With making a Hotel Reservation?

Sheila TeCroney
, Group Rooms Coordinator
Naples Grande, 475 Seagate Drive, Naples, FL 34103
239-594-6747 (Direct Line)
239-594-6788 (Fax)
239-597-3232 (Resort)

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