As the business prospered, the Caswells purchased a home near the shore adjacent to the hotel property. They also renovated two cottages and made them available for seasonal rental.
The Caswells were very directly involved in the day-to-day management of the hotel and are responsible for its success. They worked on the front desk, cleaned rooms and did maintenance. They hired excellent people and gave great service. Kathy’s influence was evident in the beautifully decorated and impeccably clean rooms. The Ocean’s Edge restaurant offered one of the finest dining experiences in the area.
The Caswells have a reputation for being honest, hardworking business leaders who have been active in the community. Kathy has served on the Belfast Chamber of Commerce board of directors and was selected as the Chamber’s Business Person of the Year in 1997. David served on the school board. The couple has been involved in a variety of other business ventures including the Franconia Village Hotel in Franconia, New Hampshire and the Gull Motel here in Belfast.
We thank the Caswells for the great job they have done and we wish Dave and Kathy great success and happiness as they move to their new home in Florida. It was their vision that made this hotel possible.