- 2012

The new decade brings new opportunities for the large independently-owned and franchised companies that have the experience to generate bottom-line results and the ability to invest during downturns in the economy. The new decade started off with a bang by acquiring partnership in a celebrity-frequented oceanfront resort, the renovation of a downtown historic hotel, and the announcement of a new hotel build.

Affiliates acquired The Resort at Longboat Key Club on November 1, 2012. The 410 acre property, bordered on the west by the Gulf of Mexico and on the east by Sarasota Bay, features a pristine white-sand beach, 223 luxuriously appointed rooms with private balconies, The Spa, Fitness Center, 45 holes of championship golf, Camp Loggerhead (children ages 5 – 12), eight restaurants and lounges, award winning Tennis Gardens, full service, 291-slip Marina, two outdoor pools, 12,000 sq. ft of flexible meeting space and home to Longboat Key Club, the premiere private membership club on Florida’s Gulf Coast.