Parliament House Triumphs
Parliament House Resort, Orlando’s legendary entertainment complex, has had a roller coaster of a year. The nightlife emporium celebrated 35 years in business in July and then went into receivership in September.
Parliament House Resort was renovated back in 1999 when it was bought by Don Granatstein and Susan Unger, a couple who spent millions making changes to the huge establishment, including updating the 130 rooms and the 10,000 square-foot grounds, along with making sure the entertainment was over-the-top and cutting edge.
Back in September, news spread about P-house going into foreclosure over a $7.5 million mortgage. They were put into receivership, but remained open for business and fortunately, in late December, the debt was reported as under control and there are no longer in receivership.
Don Granatstein is understandably relieved at the news.
"It’s been two weeks since the receivership and things have already turned around," he said.
He said that during those difficult months, negative rumors were flying about P-house. "The new club in town was telling everyone that we were closing down," he said. "We lost some employees and some of the customers - it got very political and it hurt."
"That’s why were so happy now- we were knocked down and we came back up," he continued.
The triumphant owner has a lot of ideas for the future of the Orlando mainstay.
"We’re planning major renovations on the rooms and the complex," he explained. "We’re going to get started in a country club as well."