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Taking Pride In Our HOspitality and Restaurant Awards In Virginia Beach

Our success depends on pleasing the thousands of guests, owners and diners we serve every year. We are grateful when our guests and peers recognize our associates for their exceptional performance with well-deserved awards and recognition. Below are a few of our most recent honors and achievements.

 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Leaders Award - 2015 Urban League of Hampton Roads

Awarded to CEO Bruce Thompson for improving the quality of life for others, exemplifying community service.
 

ARDA ACE Award for Project of Excellence

Ocean Beach Club's newest addition, the Oceanaire Tower, earned the distinguished Project of Excellence Award at the 2013 ARDA World Convention. The international award is presented to the premier new resort that demonstrates excellence in architecture and amenities and benefits the local community.

HONOR AWARD FOR HILTON GARDEN INN, LAGER HEADS, 34TH STREET STAGE

City of Virginia Beach Planning Commission, 2014
 

MERIT AWARD FOR THE CAVALIER HILL - "BEST MASTER PLANNED"

City of Virginia Beach Planning Commission, 2014
 

MERIT AWARD FOR GOLD KEY PHR CORPORATION HEADQUARTER - BEST Interior

Planning Commission Design Award Program, 2014

 

TOP 25 MEMBERSHIP PRODUCING COMPANIES WORLDWIDE

The Chairman's Club, 2013, 2014
 

OFFICIAL TRUSTEE MEMBER

American Resort Development Association, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014

POWER LIST

Inside Business Magazine, 2013

 

ROARING 20 FASTEST-GROWING COMPANIES

Inside Business Magazine, 2013
 

DISTINGUISHED ENTREPRENEURIAL AWARD 

Old Dominion University, 2013
 

ENTREPRENEURIAL EXCELLENCE

Inside Business Magazine, 2013

 

BEST OF 2013 HOTEL MANAGEMENT

Virginia Beach Award Program, 2013
 

MERIT AWARD FOR 31 OCEAN - "BEST MASTER PLANNED"

Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate
 

HONOR AWARD FOR THE OCEANAIRE - CREATIVE INNOVATION IN STRATEGIC GROWTH AREAS" 

Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005-2012

CORPORATE PARTNER

ALS Association, 2008
 

MERIT AWARD FOR THE OCEAN BEACH CLUB - "OUTSTANDING MIXED USE DESIGN"

City of Virginia Beach Planning Commission, 2007
 

EXCELLENCE IN DEVELOPMENTAL DESIGN AWARD - OCEAN BEACH CLUB TOWER

Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate, 2005

 

EXCELLENCE IN DEVELOPMENTAL DESIGN AWARD - OCEAN BEACH CLUB RETAIL

Hampton Roads Association for Real Estate, 2004


MERIT AWARD FOR THE HILTON

City of Virginia Beach Planning Commission, 2004
 

HONOR AWARD FOR THE BOARDWALK RESORT HOTEL AND VILLAS

City of Virginia Beach Planning Commission, 2002

 

Bruce Thompson Selected as 2012 First Citizen of Virginia Beach

The Virginia Beach Jaycees chose hotelier and civic leader Bruce Thompson as their 2012 Virginia Beach First Citizen

 

ARDA ACE Award for Outstanding Achievement

The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) recognized Gold Key Resorts with its coveted ACE award for outstanding community contributions for its work and dedication to the creation of JT's Grommet Island Park and for our contributions to stem cell research and ALS patient care.

 

Perspectives Magazine Awards

Best Industry Leader 2011: Bruce L. Thompson, CEO