Our History

Through the vision, persistence and resourcefulness of David A. Siegel and his team, Central Florida Investments, Inc. (CFI) has become the largest privately-owned corporation in the Central Florida area. Founded in 1970 as a real estate development firm, CFI now operates dozens of other businesses in addition to Westgate Resorts including: hotels, restaurant, retail, destination spas, insurance, magazines, real estate, travel services, and internet companies.

From a tiny orange grove and the dream of a man working out of his garage, Westgate Resorts and its parent company, Central Florida Investments (CFI), have grown into the largest privately-owned timeshare company in the world, employing over 10,000 around the United States. The company has expanded outward from its original resorts in Central Florida to include resorts in Miami Beach, Florida; Daytona Beach, Florida; Park City, Utah; Gatlinburg, Tennessee; Las Vegas, Nevada; Williamsburg, Virginia; Branson, Missouri; Tunica, Mississippi; and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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