Orlando, Florida, January 4, 2017 – (INTUITION) – Zealandia Holding Company, a leading operator or resort and timeshare destinations, has been named one of the 2016 Grant Thornton North Carolina 100® (NC100). The distinguished list identifies and honors the highest-ranking private companies in state by revenue.


Zealandia Holding Company’s strong leadership and strategic decisions and 850 employees joined the prestigious Top 100 companies ranked as the state’s largest private companies by revenue. Founded in 2000, Zealandia Holding Co. rapidly grew through impressive acquisitions to one of the most successful private timeshare and vacation management companies in the country.

“We are honored to be included on this year’s Grant Thornton North Carolina 100® list,” said Herbert “Butch” Patrick, Jr., CEO at Zealandia Holding Co. “This award reaffirms our prominence in the marketplace and our commitment to the community. We are proud to be recognized as one of the largest privately-held businesses in North Carolina.”

Since 1984, the NC100 has ranked the state’s largest private companies by revenue in the most recent fiscal year, based on data provided by the participants. Zealandia Holding Co. is the parent company to Festiva Development Group, ETourandTravel, Patton Hospitality Management, Festiva Sailing Vacations, Resort Travel Xchange and Zealandia Capital.

The complete list was released in the October issue of Business North Carolina and can be viewed at GrantThornton.com/NC100.


About Zealandia Holding Company

Zealandia Holding Company is an organization that originated in 2000 as Festiva Resorts. In the fifteen years since inception, the company has divided Festiva Resorts into separate companies, according to function. These companies include: Festiva Development Group, developer of the Festiva Adventure Club, business development subsidiary ETourandTravel and a family of boutique vacation ownership resorts located in some of the most popular destinations in the United States and Caribbean; Zealandia Capital, a financial lending and loan servicing organization; and Patton Hospitality Management, a property management organization that manages Festiva’s resorts, Festiva Sailing Vacations and Resort Travel Xchange. ZHC constantly looks for ways to ensure new and exciting vacation opportunities for its members through every phase of purchasing, owning and using a Festiva timeshare.


About Grant Thornton North Carolina 100®

Since 1984, the Grant Thornton North Carolina 100® has ranked the state’s largest private companies by revenue in the most recent fiscal year, based on data provided by the participants. The NC100 is a voluntary list restricted to companies based in North Carolina that do not have publicly traded stock. Companies owned by private equity are permitted. Nonprofits, financial-services companies, health care providers such as hospitals and subsidiaries of corporations are excluded. For more details, visit GrantThornton.com/NC100.


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