As part of Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort’s $28 million post-hurricane transformation, the SanCap Chamber cut the ribbon for its 40,000 square-feet, full-service spa, salon, and fitness complex on Nov. 28 at 17260 Harbour Point Drive in Fort Myers.

“The resort opened approximately 10 days after Hurricane Ian and housed first responders, restoration personnel, and insurance representatives,” said spa director Bryanna Weldy. “In the days immediately after the storm, the resort opened its doors to feed the Lee County Sheriff’s Officers and state police who maintained the checkpoints. We have been working diligently to redesign and rebuild our spa, which is an integral part of the Fort Myers and Sanibel Island wellness communities.”

New to the facilities, eight pickleball courts have opened and the resort has created a Couple’s Lounge, where twosomes can begin their wellness journey together prior to their services. The spa features 28 treatment rooms, a private bridal suite, a variety of wellness and fitness classes, and other recreational components. In addition to resort guests, the spa facilities are accessible to local residents through six- and 12-month memberships.

The Sanibel Harbour Marriott is putting the finishing touches on its overall renovation in time for the winter high season with 278 remodeled guest rooms and 69 suites. It has renovated its six restaurants, which are all currently operational.

“Sanibel Harbour’s accessibility early in the recovery game has been a godsend for visitors looking for first-class accommodations during their visits back to Sanibel and Captiva,” said SanCap Chamber president and CEO John Lai. “And the return of the spa – one of the region’s first resort spas – is a definite milestone for those looking for a dose of wellness and pampering with their island vacation.”

“The SanCap Chamber has been a great partner over the years, and we are proud to be members,” said Weldy. “Several of the monthly chamber luncheons were held at the resort over the summer while other venues were still under restoration/renovation. We thank them for helping us celebrate this proud occasion.”


The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting the prosperity of its members and preserving the quality of life of our community. The Chamber plays a key role in facilitating communication and cooperation between business, residents, and government to enhance the economic health of the islands. Its website,, receives over 1.3 million visits per year. For more information about the chamber, visit or contact John Lai, president and CEO, at 239-472-2348 or [email protected].