Orange Lake Resorts, home to the Holiday Inn Club Vacations® brand, recently was recognized by the Orlando Business Journal as the second largest privately held company in Central Florida as part of the publication’s Golden 100 Awards ceremony. Kemmons Wilson began the company in 1982 when he opened Orange Lake Resort in Kissimmee, Florida. Today the company has grown to 26 resorts in 12 states with more than 7,600 villas and 4,600 employees.

“This is great recognition of the work our team members are doing every day,” said Tom Nelson, President and CEO of Orange Lake Resorts. “We have set ourselves on a path of aggressive growth and continue to expand our footprint, teams and resort network. Our team has done an extraordinary job to create this success, and I see many great things ahead for our company and our valued team members.”

Orlando Business Journal’s Golden 100 celebrates the top privately held companies in Central Florida by ranking the entrants based on net revenues. In 2016, Holiday Inn Club Vacations recorded net revenues of $706 million; a 19% increase over 2015. Additionally, the company doubled in size to 26 resorts with the acquisition of Silverleaf Resorts in 2015.

About Orange Lake Resorts
Orange Lake Resorts encompasses 26 resorts and 7,400 villas in the U.S., with more than 340,000 timeshare owners and 4,600 employees.

Orange Lake Resorts, a leader within the vacation ownership industry with more than three decades of proven success, operates the Holiday Inn Club®. The Holiday Inn Club Vacations® brand was created in 2008 through a strategic alliance with IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies. The Holiday Inn Club Vacations flagship property in Orlando, Fla., located next to the Walt Disney World® Resort, was established in 1982 by Holiday Inn® founder Kemmons Wilson. The timeshare brand includes 26 resorts across 13 states. For more information on Holiday Inn Club Vacations or to book reservations, visit Find us on Facebook at or Twitter at