See what previous hosts say about having their event at LaPlaya, one of the best Florida beach resorts.


Total rooms: 189, including 8 Gulf Front Suites and 30 Junior Suites

Total indoor meeting rooms: 10 with largest event space: Vanderbilt Ballroom | 300-person capacity set as rounds

Total outdoor venues: 7 with largest event space: North Beach | 300-person capacity set as rounds

Airport distance: 22 miles/30 minutes from Southwest Florida International Airport

I am with the Iron Workers International and we have been coming to the LaPlaya for about 10 years. It is one of our favorite hotels. You have a fantastic staff! The service has been great and the foodhas been absolutely wonderful. I can’t say enough good things about the staff.

This is the first time I have worked with Colby Cashiola. He has been so easy to work with and he has done a great job for us. Prior to my arrival, we were in contact on a regular basis and since I arrived,he has checked on me several times a day and if I needed anything, he was always available and took care of whatever needed to be done. He is a great addition to your staff.

Arben Buxheli – he is so good at what he does. Always had time to check on me and make sure I had everything I needed. Very well organized and on top of everything.

Diego Carrau – he is one of a kind. He is constantly working and getting things done. He took really good care of me and everyone else. He does a great job!!!

Miguel Melgar – he is so accommodating, pleasant and so easy to work with. He is very good at what he does and he works very hard.

Rene Alvarado – he is like an energizing bunny – he does not stop until the job is done. He does a terrific job getting everything organized and it all flows so smoothly.

Julia Richard, Vaida Benikiene, Marjorie Mareira, Maggie Elkes and Petrika Karakosta – they did an excellent job making sure everyone had what they needed and always so very pleasant and nice.

The set up staff – Renny Antelo, Joao Mejia and Genci Avxhiu – also did a good job for us making sure everything was set up just as we wanted and always available to make any changes that we may have neededeven at the last minute.

I really enjoyed working with Brent. He kept in touch with me before I got here and since I have been here, he has popped in at least once every day to check on me. Always so pleasant and helpful and hasa great sense of humor. He is very good at what he does.

Your chef is terrific. The food has been wonderful! Everyone has raved about the food and how it is always so good. I think most of us are going back with 5 extra pounds!!

I would give everyone an A plus for the service we received. I really just can’t say enough about your staff. You can tell they really enjoy what they are doing and are happy doing it. Everyone works sowell together.

Our meetings this week have been very successful – thanks to your great staff!

Jan Howell
Iron Workers International

Thank you for a successful meeting at LaPlaya in June. All went smoothly for you having been there only a few months!

As always, Chris McLaughlin handled our reservations with great efficiency. Ryan, Mark, Whitney and the Front Desk staff were very helpful and pleasant to deal with.

The Banquet staff and Set-up crew are the stars as they always pull everything together so well. Thanks to Arben, Diego, Rene, Julia, Maggie, Marjorie, Vaida, Miquel, Petrika, Victor, Natalia, Jackie, Zsuzsa, Luiza, Thomas and Christopher for the exceptional service. Joao, Renny, Wilfredo, and Genci do a phenomenal job of setting up and turning over the meeting rooms, thank you.

Thank you very much to Chef for the delicious food and always working with us to change up the menu and accommodate the special diet requests.

Thanks to Michael, Dana and JP with PSAV for taking care of us so well, it is much appreciated. Everything went very well, and we’ll see you again next year!

Karen Lampart
Event Coordinator, CEMA, Conveyor Equipment, Manufacturers Association

I wanted to take a moment to let you know what a wonderful employee you have in Julie Hart. She was incredible. I have a very particular executive whom I report to, and who decided to change the room block at the last moment. Julie handled our request with such grace and timeliness. We also had multiple moving parts and requests” for each of our guests, and everything was exactly as we had hoped.

The turtles and sand toys thrilled our guests, and that thrilled my executive who was working to impress our top producers on the trip. Because of the way Julie handled our experience, my exec would like to do two trips a year going forward to your hotel.

I’m sure you are aware of her above and beyond approach to her role, but I wanted to make sure you know that everyone walked away from the trip saying that La Playa was simply magical, and Julie made it happen!

Warmest Regards,
Maggie Beyer
Northwestern Mutual

Everyone is raving about the service, food and staff! Thank you!! 
M&K Truck Centers

Thank you so much for everything. It was pleasure working with you and your team. You guys are top professionals. I wanted to pass on comments that were expressed by quite a few of our members:
• best staff I had ever seen • beautiful service • best meeting experience I’ve had
I can add my thanks for your kindness and hard work on our behalf. You all are truly the standard.

AGB Program

I would like to thank you and your team for providing Sunrise Senior Living with exemplary service for our Q4 meeting earlier this month. From inception to conclusion, your team came through for us in every way. Your staff went out of their way to ensure the comfort and care of our 110 guests throughout their stay. The guest rooms were clean, the décor pleasant, and the view from our guest rooms of the Gulf of Mexico was magnificent! Quite a feat, since your team had worked relentlessly since the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in September!

Sunrise Senior Living

Thank you so very much! The LaPlaya was an awesome experience from start to finish!

Wilbert Funeral Services

Absolutely fantastic! All around the highest levels of service and quality by your entire group – far exceeded our expectations. Much appreciated!

Danze Inc. & Gerber Plumbing Fixtures
Globe Union Group, Inc

From the moment our group stepped into the Hotel, they wanted for nothing! The accommodations, the food, the conference venues were stellar. Every meal was better than the next and the staff was tremendous!

Group Attendee

TJ, Thank you very much for all of your help with planning our partners retreat. We greatly appreciate it!

Cameron, Jerry, Cassi, Tori, Pipestone Veterinary Clinic

 TJ, Thank you so much for everything you did to make our meeting go smoothly. You were a pleasure to work with. I wish you good luck with the rest of the season. Thanks again.

Donna, Liz, The Bale Company

TJ, Thanks for all of your help in making our meeting a success. I enjoyed working with you and appreciate your patience with all of my questions and last minute requests. Thank you!


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