J. Kyle Foster | Naples Daily News
A three-story boutique hotel and Naples’ Aqua restaurant will replace the Liki Tiki BBQ and Pastrami Dan’s Restaurant building at 590 Ninth Street N. in Naples. Preliminary design plans garnered unanimous approval from the Naples Design Review Board Wednesday.
Under the proposed plan, the existing single-story building will be knocked down and replaced with a high-end boutique hotel called Aquarius with Aqua on the ground floor.
The Stojkoski family, who is the petitioner, owns the 1963 building on the corner of Sixth Avenue North and 41/Ninth Street North; Liki Tiki in both Naples and Fort Myers Beach; and Aqua, which opened on Fifth Avenue in 2011. Aqua will move from its current location to the Ninth Avenue location, MHK Architecture’s Mark McLean told the board.
How many rooms and how big will they be?
MHK’s design for a hotel with 18 transient lodging units with a pool/amenity deck, outdoor bar amenity and the restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating was approved with 11 conditions, including requirements for site plan, outdoor dining and transient lodging approvals by City Council prior to final design review.
The hotel will have one-room suites aimed at people visiting nearby NCH’s Downtown Baker Hospital. The suites range in size from 760 to 1,463 square feet. The hotel will have two VIP suites that can be combined into one 2,500 square foot three-bedroom, two-bath suite that would have a separate entrance, McLean said.
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