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Sanibel Island Mayor Signs Proclamation Honoring West Wind Inn for 50 Years of Hospitality Service

Apr 17, 2018 06:32AM ● Published by Kevin

From left to right: Tony Lapi, President & CEO of SCBR; Doug Babcock, COO of SCBR; Rene Affourtit, Chief Finance, Admin & HR Officer of SCBR; Brett Gooch, General Manager of West Wind Inn). Photo courtesy of Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts.

Mayor Kevin Ruane of Sanibel Island has signed an official proclamation recognizing West Wind Inn of Sanibel Island for 50 years of successful island hospitality, according to a recent press release. The proclamation was presented to members of the resort's ownership and management organization, Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts LLC, on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, and was issued on Thursday, April 5.

West Wind Inn traces its Sanibel founding to April of 1968, and consistently ranks today as one of Southwest Florida's top island resorts among user-generated travel review sites. 

"We're delighted and honored by this recognition from both the City of Sanibel and Mayor Kevin Ruane," Tony Lapi said in the release. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts. "We take pride in bringing highest quality hospitality to thousands of visitors each year to Sanibel and Captiva Islands, and 50 years is a testimony to the success each of our valuable employees brings to their work."

West Wind Inn is located on 500 private feet of Gulf of Mexico beachfront and features 100-plus Gulf-front, Gulf-view and Garden-view studios and guest rooms. The resort also features a pool and pool deck; top-rated Normandie Seaside Cafe for breakfast, lunch and dinner; Upper Deck Pool Bar for lunch, afternoon beverages, sunset views and live music many nights; shuffleboard; cornhole and more.

To celebrate, West Wind Inn has launched a year-long celebration of its 50 years of outstanding island hospitality with its "50 Cheers for 50 Years" promotion, which awards 48 individual winners each one Three-Night Sanibel Delight vacation at West Wind Inn. The resort ranks as one of TripAdvisor's top-rated Sanibel resorts (and the Official Beach Resort of Sanibel Island). In addition, one winner will receive a Four-Night Super Stay, with another winner enjoying a Five-Night Grand Stay.

Winning entrants will be drawn randomly from online and social media entries. The next drawing is July 1. Both Super Stay and Grand Stay winners will be announced on or about Jan. 1, 2019.

For more information about the contest and to enter, click here.

From left to right: Brett Gooch, General Manager of West Wind Inn; Doug Babcock, COO of SCBR; Rene Affourtit, Chief Finance, Admin & HR Officer; Tony Lapi, President & CEO of SCBR; Mick Denham, Sanibel Vice Mayor). Photo courtesy of Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts.

 

Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts LLC is among Southwest Florida’s top and most experienced hospitality marketing organizations. SCBR operates four of Sanibel and Captiva Islands’ top beach resorts that comprise more than 300 quality accommodations, from beachfront suites to classic seaside cottages, including: 'Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa; West Wind Inn; Beachview Cottages of Sanibel; Castaways Cottages of Sanibel (at Blind Pass); and 'Tween Waters Island Vacation Rentals.

The organization also offers food and beverage service with five dining outlets, plus banquet services and facilities for weddings, corporate meetings and family reunions. In addition, Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts manages and markets two marinas, numerous recreational amenities (discounted golf, tennis, water sports and more), retail outlets and a day spa.

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