Casa Ybel Resort

Sanibel Island, Florida

Lubner Group Completes Thistle Lodge Veranda at Casa Ybel Resort

Thistle Lodge Flagstone Veranda

Naples, FL (June 5, 2013) — Lubner Group (, the hospitality division of Clive Daniel Home,, the Naples, Florida fine furnishings retailer, has recently completed a “makeover” of the Thistle Lodge flagstone veranda at the iconic Casa Ybel Resort CasaYbelResort on Sanibel Island, Florida.

Commented General Manager, Frolian Ramirez, Jr., “We asked Lubner Group to revitalize the space with an updated and relaxing look that would be appealing for social gatherings. They did such a great job that the outside deck has now become a popular gathering spot for resort guests, with many taking photos of the area. They are delighted with the transformation of the area since it provides an intimate, and cozy atmosphere ideal for private and group gatherings.”

According to Nancy Woodhouse, IDS, of Lubner Group and interior designer for the project, “We reinvented the space and made it more inviting by installing comfy seating with cushions in hues of vibrant, happy and eye-popping citrus colors, giving it a welcoming ‘wow’ factor. This helped to transform the area into a highly popular place to gather for cocktails overlooking the resort’s beautiful grounds.”

In 2012, Lubner Group also completed the resort’s front desk reception area as well as the total renovation of the 40 individually owned one-bedroom beachfront condominiums at the resort. There are also 74-two-bedroom timeshare villas on the 23-acre Gulf-front property, a massive pool area, six tennis courts and legendary Thistle Lodge restaurant. The condominiums are managed by Casa Hospitality Services, a division of Casa Ybel Resort Partnership. The fixed-week timeshare units are managed by Hilton Grand Vacations, under the leadership of Chris Cain.

The Lubner Group is internationally respected for its hospitality and commercial design work, providing purchasing and design services for commercial and shared-use properties plus developers of high-rise condominiums and single-family communities in North America and abroad. Daniel Lubner can be reached at 239-292-3717.

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Spend the Holidays on Sanibel Island

Its still possible to spend the holidays at Casa Ybel Resort on Sanibel Island, but you’re going to have to hurry! Hot holiday fares are still available from United Airlines starting at $49 each way for December travel.

Your tickets must be booked on-line, no advance purchase required. A 3-night minimum stay is required and is valid for travel through January 5, 2009.

To get the best possible deal use United’s calendar below to see dates in red where “best” prices are available. With any search, click the “Flexible Dates” tab when selecting flights to see lower fares on surrounding dates. Fares will shown roundtrip including $20-$50 in taxes for domestic travel.


A Thistle Lodge Thanksgiving

thistle-lodge_thanksgivingHappy Thanksgiving!

Thistle Lodge is pleased to serve a Thanksgiving Buffet on Thursday, November 27, 2008 from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The exquisitely prepared Thanksgiving Buffet is an excellent choice for a fine holiday meal that your entire family will enjoy. Traditional holiday fare, along with Sanibel favorites, will be offered. Reservations are required.

Click the image to the right to see the Holiday Menu.

Make your reservations today! Call 239.472.9200

Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant
at historic Casa Ybel Resort
Sanibel Island

Host Your Holiday Party or Special Event at Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant


Grand Views… Rave Reviews…

The professional catering and culinary teams at Historic Thistle Lodge at Casa Ybel Resort look forward to helping you create a memorable and festive celebration, complete with views of the Gulf of Mexico that are sure to inspire throughout the year.

Private rooms and beachfront venues are available!

Call our catering and sales department at 866.748.8958 to set the date or visit us