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- Dudley Goodlette
Former State of Florida Legislator


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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Groundbreaking at The Pineapple House ALF

This week, Guest Services Senior Living, LLC and its partners will be breaking ground at a premiere invite-only event in Naples, Florida for the most innovative senior living rental community in Southwest Florida, The Pineapple House at Sapphire Lakes. Set for a Fall 2019 grand opening, this new state-of-the-art property will offer its valued assisted living and memory care residents progressive levels of exceptional service in a resort-style environment.

“When looking for a senior living community, future residents are searching more than ever for the highest levels of service and highest levels of quality care, and we are ecstatic about offering the marketplace a community that exceeds those demands and expectations,” says John Gonzales, President of Guest Services Senior Living, LLC. “Equipped with the latest in medical technologies as well as highly-advanced health and wellness programs, our passionate group of devoted and thoroughly committed team members will provide an environment optimized to deliver the care, service, and needs of today’s seniors.”

This beautifully designed community will feature 127 world-class living quarters, an open-air courtyard for residents’ relaxation, an industry-leading wellness center that will include fitness and massage areas, a hydrotherapy room, a beauty salon, and swimming pool. Residents will also be treated to numerous avenues for life enrichment and entertainment via the ultramodern theater room, library, chapel, and crafts room. Other service offerings will include an on-site medical director and a team of trained health and wellness professionals, chef-inspired menus and culinary programs, a life-enrichment director and full calendar of events, as well as concierge and transportation services.

“The Pineapple House at Sapphire Lakes will represent everything our organization has stood for over our 101-year history – legendary hospitality and resident experience combined with unparalleled levels of service and care,” says Scott Shepherd, Chief Commercial Officer of Guest Services, Inc. “We couldn’t be more excited about our partnership with this influential Southwest Florida-based ownership group and continuing to expand our portfolio of spectacular senior living communities.”

Michael Kerner, spokesperson for the Florida ownership group, also voiced his excitement saying, “After seeing the ability of the Guest Services team at properties throughout Florida, we are extremely proud of this partnership and the opportunity we have before us to set the new standard in senior living. The official launch of the ‘Pineapple House’ brand represents this new standard for excellence, and Sapphire Lakes is anticipated to be the first of several upcoming communities under this innovative flag.”

The development of this best-in-class project will require many complex and intricate construction procedures, which is why GATES Construction has been awarded the opportunity. Todd Gates, Chairman of GATES, said, “For over 20 years, Guest Services and GATES Construction have collaborated on numerous award-winning projects. As the leading builder in Southwest Florida, GATES Construction has built a multitude of senior living communities and is honored to build and successfully deliver The Pineapple House at Sapphire Lakes for the Naples community.”

For more information about The Pineapple House at Sapphire Lakes visit www.pineapplehousenaples.com.



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