Hotels and Resorts
Two notable hotel projects underway are an urban 250 room Residence Inn in New Orleans, and a unique dual-branded 330 room resort located near the gates of Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
The development costs of the two projects are nearly $100,000,000 and will serve as the foundation of Guidry Enterprises’ drive to create a diversified hospitality portfolio consisting of globally recognized branded hotels in carefully selected markets like New Orleans and Orlando where multiple demand drivers are present.
Emerald Grand Resort and Harbor Walk Village
In 2009, Mr. Guidry and his brother became owners of Emerald Grand Resort and Harbor Walk Village, one of Florida’s finest mixed use developments located in Destin, with an original development cost of $300 million and is comprised of 293 keys, 6 restaurants, 8,000 square feet of meeting space, a 100 slip marina, 120,000 square feet of retail space, and a world-class spa. In 2014 Mr. Guidry financed the construction of a 22,000 square foot Jimmy Buffett’s Margaretville restaurant in Destin, Florida.
In 2005 Mr. Guidry built Fountain Park Centre a 20-acre commercial development in Harvey, Louisiana that is home to four additional Guidry Enterprises businesses Parrot Pete’s, Salon Le Rouge, Royal Palm, and Exclusive Fitness.
In an effort to give back to the communities around him, Mr. Guidry established the Robert J. Guidry Foundation in 2015. Saying of his foundation, “This is an opportunity for me to fund worthwhile charitable projects. I have been blessed in my business life with financial success and I plan to share my good fortune with those less fortunate through this Foundation.”