- 1999

The 1990’s decade featured an increased partnership with IHG and a growing portfolio of Marriott branded hotels. In this decade, over 10 hotels were built under the flags of Holiday Inn, Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn by Marriott, continuing a legacy of select service hotels and entering a new market demand for better long term stay accommodations. Growth continued in all four regions of the Northeast, Southeast, Southwest and Canada. More full scale major developments and acquisitions were accomplished, including a major step into independent hotel management and operation.

Affiliates purchased the Samoset Resort, a 178 room seaside golf resort with 22,000 square feet of function space. Located on 238 acres, the stunning piece of real estate overlooks Penobscot Bay and the Breakwater Lighthouse, arguably the best view in Maine. Thus began the venture into independent properties and the companies’ growth and ability to fully manage and operate a full scale resort without the support of a major brand. Samoset is a proud member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts and earned Preferred Family Certification in 2011.