May 6, 2016 – CLERMONT, FLORIDA – The Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida was the setting for this year’s ARDA convention at which the Exploria Resorts ONE TEAM was shining. 12 Gold medals were proudly displayed by our 12 finalists and two ARDY trophies were brought home to share with the 800+ members of the ONE TEAM whose corporate offices are based in Clermont, Florida adjacent to the brand’s flagship resort, Summer Bay Orlando.


Summer Bay Orlando HOA Management Team brought home the ARDY for Business Administration Manager/Team: Finance, Accounting, HOA. Team members include: Pat Cox, Trey Brinson, Donna Thibault, Michelle Longhitano, and Barbara McMullan.

Jennifer Cooper brought home the ARDY for Sales VLO/QAO Contracts Manager.


“The ARDA Gala is the celebration of excellence in the timeshare industry and to be a part of it is truly an honor and privilege” commented Paul Caldwell, President/CEO of Exploria Resorts. “Those gathered here for this celebration are truly the best of our industry. To be recognized as the best of the best is a dream realized. This is the strongest presence and recognition at the ARDA Convention in our company’s history” he continued. “I look forward to what the next year will bring!”

About Exploria Resorts
The Exploria Resorts brand was created as an evolution of Summer Bay Resorts, building upon more than 20 years of proven success as a diversified hospitality, development and management company with 800+ employees which has operated marketing and sales operations to support the collection of resorts and hotels in Florida, Tennessee, and Missouri. The Exploria Resorts flagship property, Summer Bay Orlando in Orlando, FL, located in the Walt Disney World® Resort area, was established in 1995 by St. Louis, Missouri based developers Joe H. and Loretta Scott Sr. The 400+ acre property situated on a 64-acre spring-fed lake includes a mix of 721 villa and condo, and individual home floorplans. For more information about Exploria Resorts and Club Exploria, visit