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End of the Colony, Start of St. Regis

End of the Colony, Start of St. Regis

Now, more than a decade since the Colony closed and more than six years since Chuck Whittall became involved, the entire situation has changed…

May 23, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

War is over at Colony Resort

War is over at Colony Resort

Chuck Whittall closed last Thursday on the 75 units of the former Colony Beach & Tennis Resort that were owned by Andy Adams.
The sale marks the end of a more than five-year-long struggle by Whittall to consolidate ownership of the 237-unit former Longboat Key resort that closed more than a decade ago.

May 2, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

A new beginning at the former Colony Resort on Longboat Key

A new beginning at the former Colony Resort on Longboat Key

Perhaps I am an optimist, but we have finally traveled through the looking glass and Klauber, Andy Adams and the Association of Unit Owners are quickly turning to images from a fantastical past.

May 2, 2020 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

Colony latest victim in Coronavirus pandemic

Colony latest victim in Coronavirus pandemic

The pandemic is threatening the final agreement – more than 10 years in the making – that would consolidate ownership at the former Colony Beach and Tennis Resort on Longboat Key.

April 13, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboater submits $10 million claim against Colony unit owners

Longboater submits $10 million claim against Colony unit owners

Manfred Welfonder claims he was insulted and treated rudely and that the Colony Association breached its financial duty in choosing Unicorp over his redevelopment proposal. The attorney for the Colony Association of Unit Owners says Welfonder’s claim is baseless, without merit and evidence and that he was given every opportunity to submit a viable plan and he simply was not chosen.

March 4, 2020 | Posted in z | Read More »

Longboater submits $10 million claim against Colony unit owners

Longboater submits $10 million claim against Colony unit owners

Manfred Welfonder claims he was insulted and treated rudely and that the Colony Association breached its financial duty in choosing Unicorp over his redevelopment proposal. The attorney for the Colony Association of Unit Owners says Welfonder’s claim is baseless, without merit and evidence and that he was given every opportunity to submit a viable plan and he simply was not chosen.

March 2, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Judge agrees Colony Condo will be dissolved; victory for Whittall and St. Regis Hotel plan

Judge agrees Colony Condo will be dissolved; victory for Whittall and St. Regis Hotel plan

Sarasota Judge Hunter Carroll has decided the Colony Condominium will be terminated.

July 18, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

The state of the Colony property — on the ground, in the courts…

The state of the Colony property — on the ground, in the courts…

The Colony is long gone, Murf Klauber has dies and the St. Regis Hotel plan was approved by the Town. When will the future come and what does it hold for this property?

April 30, 2019 | Posted in Stephen Reid, Top Box, Video | Read More »

Court weighs how to determine ‘true value’ of Colony property

Court weighs how to determine ‘true value’ of Colony property

What is the value of 17.2 acres situated on Longboat Key and boasting one of the best Gulf-front beaches in Florida?

March 9, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Colony demolished, St. Regis approved as ownership battle continues into 2019

Colony demolished, St. Regis approved as ownership battle continues into 2019

For years, it appeared as if the legal battles between the ownership interests of the former Colony Beach & Tennis Resort were eclipsing any real progress toward redevelopment. This situation changed dramatically in 2018. On March 16, the Longboat Key Town Commission approved a plan to allow 166 St. Regis Hotel rooms and 78 St. […]

January 13, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »