In April we learned about G Worldwide, the New York-based gay luxury travel brand that promises beautiful hotels around the world for any gays with some disposable income left. They’ve just announced a new $80 million resort in Wilton Manors, outside Ft. Lauderdale, but we hear another company has already beat them to the South Florida market.
G’s a 700,000 square-foot property is expected to wrap construction in 2011 and in addition to a hotel (with timeshare options) will feature “a fitness center, spa, nightclub, and a variety of dining options, all on property,” says the company’s COO David Holzapfel.
Except, what’s this, there’s another big player in the market? Indeed, and the company is a little one known as … Walt Disney.
For at least $1.5 million (and up to $8 million), Walt Disney World is offering the chance to live inside the park, with the 980-acre Golden Oak development. Buyers will only purchase lots; building their new homes is their responsibility.
And while the gimmick isn’t being marketed specifically to the gays, there are only two types of potential buyers: Wealthy families with a hoard of kids to entertain, and adult gays who still live in a Mickey Mouse fantasy land.