Relocating from Michigan to Florida in 1945, Ben purchased the ocean-front Hollywood Beach Hotel. He transformed it from a Naval barracks back into the grand hotel it had been before the war, further expanding the space to 800 rooms and employing over 1,000 people. The iconic resort won every award, including the then-coveted Holiday Magazine Award.
Additional purchases Ben made:
– Tobin Building – Detroit, MI
– Hollenden Hotel – Cleveland, OH
– The Hollywood Beach Hotel, Hollywood, FL
– Hollywood Country Club, Hollywood, FL