About Westgate Resorts
From Humble Beginnings to a World Leader
Westgate Resorts was founded by President and CEO David Siegel in 1982 and operates as a subsidiary of Central Florida Investments, Inc. (CFI). Starting with a 16-unit resort at Westgate Vacation Villas, it now encompasses more than 13,500 villas at 28 beautiful resorts in premiere travel destinations throughout the United States. Employing about 10,000 people, Westgate Resorts has expanded into the largest privately-held corporation in the Central Florida area.
Conveniently Located Around the Country
Westgate Resorts provides a diverse range of vacation experiences. From sandy beaches on the Atlantic Ocean to snow-covered Utah mountains, families can affordably experience the country’s most desirable vacation destinations. A world leader in the timeshare and hospitality industry, Westgate has resorts in Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, Missouri, Utah, Nevada, and Arizona.
Westgate Owners can enjoy world-class theme parks in Orlando, relax on warm sands in Myrtle Beach, hike the Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg, ski black-diamond slopes in Park City, ride horseback trails at an authentic Florida dude ranch, or test their luck at Las Vegas casinos. Westgate meets every vacation expectation, for every family, for every budget.
The Best Affordable Luxury Vacations
With first-class accommodations and unparalleled customer service, our family-friendly accommodations range from standard guestrooms and cozy studios to spacious four-bedroom villas with all the essential comforts of home.
Each villa features fully-equipped kitchens or kitchenettes, and is fully furnished. Most villas offer separate living areas with sleeper sofas, leather furnishings, jetted tubs and private balconies or patios.
Westgate proudly features on-site amenities to outmatch the most expensive alternatives. Owners and Guests can enjoy outdoor pools and hot tubs, game rooms, daily children's activities, boat rentals, live shows, and Westgate's world-class Serenity Spa. Dining options include award-winning restaurants like Edge Steakhouse, Drafts Sports Bar & Grill, and Westgate Smokehouse Grill at many resort locations.
Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa also has its own indoor/outdoor water park, and a weekly authentic rodeo at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo! Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino provides guests with access to fine dining establishments, a 95,000-square-foot casino, the world's largest race and sports book, nightly entertainment shows, and the latest in-room technology. Many resorts also offer flexible meeting space and catering services - providing the ideal backdrop for family reunions, conventions and weddings.
Westgate Resorts also operates the Westgate Resorts Foundation, founded in 2001 to provide more than $2 million annually to charities and causes in communities where employees live and work. Emphasis is placed on our employees and their families, seniors, veterans and other local programs to improve communities’ quality of life.
Continually Growing and Improving
Westgate Resorts continues to expand to ensure the highest quality vacation experience for American families.
In 2014, Westgate Resorts acquired the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, featuring a lively casino with the world’s largest race and sports SuperBook®, along with eight onsite restaurants, live entertainment venues, a fully renovated pool deck and 1,200 remodeled Signature Rooms. Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino is ideally located immediately adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center and just one block from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip.
Westgate also purchased the historic Cocoa Beach Pier where visitors can enjoy 800 feet of dining, shopping and fishing over the sparkling Atlantic Ocean, as well as the Orlando Predators arena football team that has become a fan favorite in the Orlando area. In addition, Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo introduced Glamping ("Glamorous Camping") to the Central Florida area.
In 2015, the state-of-the-art Ship Wreck Island Water Park opened at Westgate Vacation Villas/Westgate Town Center. In 2016, Westgate added another resort property, Wild Bear Inn in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, the closest Pigeon Forge hotel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
As we continue growing, we will continue offering the best and most-affordable vacation options out there!