Lankford Ventures started as a small real estate company which was later co-founded, with Preston Schell (Harvard MBA), as Ocean Atlantic Sotheby's. While Gene Lankford (Wharton School) operated two hotels that he owned, Atlantic Sands and Breakers, Preston began to joint venture several development projects. Eventually Gene sold the real estate agency to Preston. Gene and Lankford Ventures continue to operate his hotels and participate in several joint ventures with Preston Schell. Lankford Ventures continue to encourage partnerships and joint ventures in business.

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Atlantic Sands Hotel

The Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center offers ideal oceanfront accommodations. With stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, you’re only steps away from the sun and sand of Rehoboth Beach.


Atlantic Crown Hotel

Believe in curating incredible experiences that you will remember forever. Created a one-of-a-kind place where people can come relax & enjoy all the authentic experiences Rehoboth beach has to offer.


The Breakers Hotel

Park on-site and discover the best attractions, dining, entertainment, and shopping that Rehoboth Beach has to offer. The Breakers Hotel & Suites is an ideal accommodation choice for vacations and corporate meetings.

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