Aztec RV Resort is up and running today, due to a hard working businessman: Mister Jean-Guy Sylvain. Born in Saint-Georges-de-Beauce, mister Sylvain’s passion for the hospitality industry goes back a long time. In fact, it all started in Victoriaville. Afterwards, at the very young age of 26 years old, he already owned the Chateau Maisonneuve in Montreal. It was the first of many hotels that he bought in order to get them back on track. Today, he owns several hotels in Quebec, such as Hotel Universel, Hotel Ambassadeur and Hotel Le Concorde, all three in Quebec City.
With many years of experience in hotel management in Quebec, he dreamed of the day he could own a business in the United States. When he was in the region of Fort Lauderdale in 2008, he discovered a vacant piece of land since a hurricane had hit the region. This is when the idea hit him. He decided to buy the land, in the middle of an economic crisis, with the ultimate purpose to transform it into a luxurious resort for class A motorcoaches. With more than 600 lots to build, this project was not at all a walk in the park. As Jean-Guy Sylvain could have enjoyed a relaxing retirement at the age of 59, he preferred to take on the challenge this project represented.
In order to realise his dream, he made sure to be surrounded by businessmen as passionate as he was, such as Paul Durocher and Giovanni Santoiani. All luxurious motorcoach owners, they had the project to heart and understood the needs of future clients. Surrounded by a strong team and 10 partners, Jean-Guy Sylvain put his body and soul into the project to make it happen. During the economic crisis, he was employing 300 workers, most of them Americans, in order to realise his dream. He had to face many obstacles, however, the most difficult one according to him, was the endless bureaucracy. After 18 months of determination and hard work, the luxurious resort was ready to welcome its first guests: the dream had become a reality.