Welcome to the Lee Chapter

“We (Lee County Hotel Association) are very happy to have merged with FRLA and become the Lee County Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. The merger is so exciting and such an important step in telling the story of Tourism in our county. Tourism and the guest experience has always focused on delectable food experiences as a motivator for traveling to destinations. Having a group that represents both Restaurants and Lodging is just a logical partnership of industries. It also gives all of our associate members of vendors a huge field in which to make business relationships. This new association will continue to provide all the guests staying with us and dining with us, that unparalleled and unique happy experience which Lee County is known to deliver. We look forward to helping grow our member businesses and continuing to be the champions of Hospitality.” – Jeff Webb


To get involved, contact FRLA Regional Director, Lois Croft at 239-339-7692 or email at lcroft@frla.org. Check out our upcoming events on the calendar below. You can also find our events on the FRLA Facebook page. #FRLALee

Chapter Events

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Upcoming Events › Lee

List of Events

June 11, 2018 - June 13, 2018
June 28, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
July 19, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
August 7, 2018 - August 8, 2018
August 23, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
September 6, 2018 - September 7, 2018
September 6, 2018 - September 8, 2018
September 6, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
September 21, 2018 - September 30, 2018
October 4, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
October 18, 2018 | 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
November 9, 2018 - November 18, 2018
December 11, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
June 10 - June 12
August 13 - August 14
September 15 - September 16
September 15 | 10:00 am - September 16 | 5:00 pm
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Chapter Director(s)

Lois Croft
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Chapter Leadership


Jeff Webb, Hampton Inn & Suites Colonial Blvd

Vice President of Restaurants
Jay Johnson, Bubba’s Roadhouse & Saloon

Vice President of Lodging
Brian Kramer, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa

Pat Russell, The Advocacy Telecom Group

Doug Babcock, ‘Tween Waters Beach Resort Captiva Island



Shaune Caliguire, Embassy Suites Estero

Fred Hirschovits, Twenty Twenty & Holiday Inn Alico

Debbie Kennedy, Courtyard by Marriott Fort Myers/Cape Coral

Jim Larkin, Crowne Plaza Bell Tower (Past President)

Rey Martinez, Hyatt Coconut Plantation (Past President)

Sam Swami, Best Western Fort Myers,

Bill Waichulis, Boykin & Pink Shell Beach Resort




Lee Bellamy, Shangri-La Springs Restaurant

Mark Blust, Pawnbroker Restaurant Group

Ryan Turner, Connor’s Steak House

Allied Business Partners

Colleen DePasquale, Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce

John Lai, Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce, (Past President)

Melissa Johnson, Lee County School of Hospitality


John Naylor, City of Palms Basketball