As principal shareholder of Seaway Hotels, Prescott oversees one of Miami’s most iconic structures. Completed in 1926, the 273-room, 150-acre Biltmore Hotel resort in Coral Gables was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1996.

Seaway Hotels also owns the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater. In addition to hotels, the company’s holdings include two refrigerated warehouses in New Jersey and a wholesale travel agency in Chicago.

The organization previously owned Alexander All Suite Hotel in Miami Beach and Staten Island Hotel in New York.

Prescott grew up on a ranch in Idaho and graduated from the University of Idaho. A CPA, he also holds a master’s degree from Carnegie-Mellon University.

Before purchasing interests in business ventures, Prescott was a management consultant in the U.S. and in Italy for Olivetti. He also served as an officer and/or director for several publicly owned companies.

Prescott currently serves on nine boards and committees, including Visit Florida, the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association and the Orange Bowl Committee.

George Aguel

Visit Orlando

Jim Allen

Hard Rock International

Michael Brown

Wyndham Destinations

Blake Casper

Caspers CO

Allison Casper

Caspers CO

Frank J. Del Rio

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings

Arnold Donald


Carol Dover

Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association

Robert Earl

Planet Hollywood

Richard Fain

Royal Caribbean Cruises

Michelle Fee

Cruise Planners

Maryann Ferenc

Mise en Place Hospitality Group

Don Fox

Firehouse of America

David Grutman

Groot Hospitality

Randy Hassen

McKibbon Hospitality

Gene Lee

Darden Restaurants

Kim Lopdrup

Red Lobster Seafood

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo

Celebrity Cruises

Julian MacQueen


Tom McAlpin

Virgin Voyages

Richard Millard

Trust Hospitality

Alice Norsworthy

Universal Parks & Resorts

Marcellus Osceola Jr.

Seminole Tribe of Florida

Lou Plasencia

Plasencia Group

Gene Prescott

Seaway Hotels

Mary Rogers

Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Stephen Sawitz

Joe's Stone Crab

Daniel Schwartz

Restaurant Brands International

Jeff Vahle

Disney World Resort

Marcel Verbaas

Xenia Hotels & Resorts

Michael Walsh

Ocean Properties Hotels

Steve Weisz

Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Tom Williams

Universal Parks & Resorts