Family sells Sun Viking Lodge in Daytona after 50 years in business

Gary and Barbara Brown at their Sun Viking Lodge in Daytona Beach Shores, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021.

This earlier week marked the conclude of an period for both equally Gary and Barbara Brown as effectively as the Daytona Seashore spot hospitality industry. Last Wednesday, the couple sold the Sun Viking Lodge, the oceanfront hotel they have owned since 1971.

The new house owners of the 94-place resort at 2411 S. Atlantic Ave. in Daytona Seashore Shores are Ty and Tovah Lohman of Ormond Seashore.

The June 30 sale came just three months after the Brown family members celebrated the 50th anniversary of the hotel’s opening.

“We’re honored that Gary and Barbara selected us to offer to,” reported Ty Lohman in a cell phone job interview. “There were at minimum two other bidders.”

Sunlight Viking Lodge’s staff surprised Gary and Barbara Brown with a pair of rocking chairs, each and every adorned with a bow, on the couple’s previous working day at get the job done Wednesday, confirmed their son, Greg.