This week’s guest is Mark Ellert, the president and co-founder of Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts. He’s based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and his company has exquisite hotel resorts around the world. However, the company is in the process of expanding into the outdoor hospitality industry and is in the process of building several destination RV parks in Florida in the next few years.
One resort in Tarpon Springs, Fla., will open in 2018 and another in Lake Okeechobee, Fla., in 2019.
Ellert explains why Guy Harvey opted to get into the outdoor hospitality industry and what his staff is planning to do to really up the game and attract more families and children to their RV parks. It’s really going to confound the industry which slaps a resort designation on just about any type of RV park.
The firm has an exceptional reputation in the hotel industry for providing outstanding experiences, so the outdoor hospitality industry should expect the company to do the same with the RV parks it has under development.
Although the company is selling sites to full-time and season RVers to finance the construction, Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts will rent those spaces out to overnight guests.
Ellert is committed to raising the bar in offering true resort experiences at the company’s resort campgrounds that aren’t age restricted or kid restricted. In fact, once the resorts are open, the staff is planning to offer some pretty spectacular fishing expeditions to guests.
To follow the progress of the resorts, visit www.guyharveyoutpost.com.
For more information about the Tarpon Springs resort specifically, visit www.outpostclubtarponsprings.com.