Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club

FALL 2020

As leaders, partners, and supporters of the resort and hospitality industry, we know each of you intimately understands the importance of ensuring the utmost care and safety for our visitors, residents, students and employees. Due to the fast-evolving COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to postpone Wanderlust from April 4 to later this fall.

We will continue to keep you updated, and look forward to celebrating with you soon. Thank you in advance for your continued partnership.


More than three decades ago, a select group of tourism industry leaders joined together to create the region’s top travel extravaganza: Wanderlust. Bringing business and community leaders together to raise significant funds benefiting the Resort and Hospitality industry.

The Naples Beach Hotel is the location where Wanderlust started. What a fitting way to cap off one of the hotel’s final seasons, honor the legacy of the Watkins family – one of our founding industry leaders – and bring together philanthropic supporters, business executives, and hotel and tourism executives for a memorable evening that will raise funds that will have long-lasting economic impact on our region.

FGCU’s School of Resort & Hospitality Management

The Resort & Hospitality Management Program, university leaders, and the hospitality industry are committed to growing a five-star hospitality workforce here at home. The program is the only one of its kind in SW Florida, and the R&HM Advisory Board has helped design the curriculum and also assist in guiding the program’s direction.

The mission of the Resort and Hospitality Management Program is to provide students with core competencies and experiential learning opportunities in preparation for successful management careers and leadership roles in the Resort and Hospitality industry.

Don’t miss out on the party of the century!

Contact us

Angela Bell | Wanderlust Event Coordinator

(239) 277-6295 | angela@gsma.pro

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