With our unrivaled ability to provide a complete turnkey partnership – literally from the ground up – we can carefully select our projects and make each one great. Our strong franchise relationships, exceptional purchasing power and superior design skills are just a few of the attributes that make us developer of choice for projects across North America.
We operate more than 100 successful hotels in the US and Canada, as well as shopping centers, restaurants, golf courses and other real estate. With all that experience, we know how to apply successful strategies to each venture – analyzing the market carefully, choosing the right concept, ensuring meticulous product quality, and generating solid profits.
Human Resources is in many ways the heartbeat of our business, providing a support system for career development from the moment a new associate walks in the door. Skilled in all facets of payroll benefits, performance management, employee relations, safety, training, recruiting, and more, our HR team is essential to our continued day-to-day success.
Our Accounting & Finance Department has a wealth of hospitality industry experience. We integrate on-site accounting with centralized financial administration to enable comprehensive financial reporting, sound budgeting and forecasting, and disciplined cash management.
Sales & Marketing
With over a century of collective experience, our sales and marketing team knows how to connect with guests and build revenue. Our marketing programs encompass cutting-edge websites, social media and digital marketing strategies, public relations, print advertising, centralized media buying, and sponsorships. Centralized sales offices cultivate the cross-promotion of our entire portfolio to ensure clients’ needs are always met.
We employ advanced analytics to predict occupancy patterns, optimize inventory, and manage pricing and distribution channels. As properties fluctuate between periods of high interest and lower off-season demand, these programs help shape business plans, stimulate demand, and maximize revenues through smart pricing strategies.
Domestic Central Reservations
Our central reservations office located in Portland, Maine brings great efficiencies to our participating properties, allowing them to manage rates and reservations far more easily than they could on their own. With consumers able to choose from many distribution channels, the system helps to optimize direct bookings – the most profitable channel for properties today.
Food & Beverage
We have a proven track record of high quality food and beverage operations, including successful restaurants, lounges and catering facilities. Our expertise includes concept development, hands-on staff training, centralized purchasing, effective cost controls – and, most importantly, delicious fare from creative and accomplished chefs.
Our portfolio of acclaimed golf courses includes:
The Samoset, the “Pebble Beach of the East” in Rockport, Maine
Sable Oaks, a Cornish/Silva design in Portland, Maine
The Sagamore, a Donald Ross design in Bolton Landing, New York
The Resort at Longboat Key Club, with 45 exquisite holes in Sarasota, Florida
With extensive spa operations, we are experts in providing a luxurious experience at our resorts. Affiliates currently operate 11 successful spas throughout the US and Canada, including:
You can tell from our name that the ocean is in our DNA. Our marina and waterfront operations stretch from Bar Harbor, Maine to Key West, Florida. They include Maine’s largest boat touring operation, the east coast’s only privately held cruise ship terminal, and Florida’s largest ferry service. In short, we are very much at home on the water. And we know better than anyone how to maximize the success of marine-related ventures. Our marine facilities include:
Clearwater Beach Marina at Sandpearl Resort
Wentworth by the Sea Marina
Longboat Key Club Moorings at The Resort at Longboat Key Club
Bar Harbor Marina at The Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina
Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co.
Key West Express