George Warren "Bob" Gill Jr.

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George Warren ''Bob'' Gill Jr., the visionary hotelier who made Fort Lauderdale Beach the center of the spring-break universe -- then remade it as a family-friendly resort destination -- has died at 93. His hotels -- including the Sheraton Yankee Clipper and Sheraton Yankee Trader -- laid the foundation for Fort Lauderdale's contemporary tourism landscape. He also owned the Sheraton British Colonial Hotel in Nassau. Gill died of natural causes Wednesday at the family home he built nearly 60 years ago in Fort Lauderdale's Rio Vista neighborhood, said daughter Linda Gill Morgan, who helped her father run Gill Family Holdings.
Published in the Miami Herald from Feb. 26 to Mar. 26, 2009