Robert A. Spottswood was born in Key West, Florida in 1957. Mr. Spottswood graduated from Key West High School in 1975, the University of Florida in 1979 and the University of Miami, School of Law in 1982. Mr. Spottswood was a partner in the Miami law firm of Taylor, Brion, Buker & Greene until 1992 specializing in corporate law. Mr. Spottswood is President of Spottswood Companies, Inc., Vice Chairman of Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Inc., Director of First State Bank, of counsel to the law firm of Spottswood, Spottswood & Spottswood, and has served on many civic, community and charitable boards including the Key West Bight Board, Greater Miami and Florida Keys Chapter of the American Red Cross, Police Athletic League, Community Foundation of the Florida Keys and Key West Art & Historical Society.
After practicing law in Miami for ten years, Mr. Spottswood returned home to Key West to create Spottswood Companies, Inc., which has grown to become one of the leading real estate development, property management and hospitality businesses in the Florida Keys. Since 1992 Spottswood Companies has been responsible for the development of the Hyatt Vacation Club, Hyatt Sunset Harbor Resort, Hyatt Beach House Resort, Hyatt Windward Pointe Resort, Beachside Resort & Conference Center, Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club, The Islander, Holiday Inn Florida Keys, Days Inn Key West, Holiday Inn Key West, Comfort Inn Key West and the Radisson Hotel Key West. Today, Spottswood Companies is one of the Keys' largest private employers. Mr. Spottswood is an attorney, certified public accountant and licensed real estate broker.