Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) Announces Exclusive Partnership with Besnard Insurance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 30, 2021   

MEDIA CONTACT: Ashley Chambers, AChambers@FRLA.org


TALLAHASSEE – Today, the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) announced a new exclusive partnership agreement with Besnard Insurance, a Florida-based agency that has been working in the Florida hospitality industry for more than 40 years and is a leading writer of hospitality insurance nationwide.

FRLA will exclusively promote Florida Hospitality Risk Advisors, a division of Besnard Insurance, as the preferred insurance provider for Florida restaurants and lodging establishments for property, general liability, liquor liability, EPLI, flood, cyber, and other specialty lines of coverage.

“FRLA is proud to partner with Florida Hospitality Risk Advisors to offer these affordable lines of specialty insurance coverage to our members,” said Carol Dover, President and CEO of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. “This program will protect our industry fairly and at a reasonable rate. We have worked with these companies for many years, and we are confident in the products and the accompanying service that they are providing to Florida’s hospitality industry.”

“This is a great opportunity for Florida restaurant owners to find an affordable solution to help them run the safest and most profitable restaurants and hotels,” said Adam Besnard, CEO of Besnard Insurance.  “We couldn’t be more pleased to join this partnership with such a great organization who advocates on behalf of the restaurants around the state of Florida.”

“The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association has always educated and promoted the interests of Florida’s best restaurants and hotels,” said Tony Davenport, President of Florida Hospitality Risk Advisors. “We are honored to partner with them to expand that mission by providing customized, affordable solutions that help members ‘Navigate the Rough Waters of Today’s Hospitality Insurance’ to protect their businesses and investments.”

FRLA will promote this solution through their website, under the FRLA Insurance Marketplace, a streamlined system that allows members to quickly secure competitive insurance products.

To learn more about this partnership, its benefits, or how to purchase these products, visit: www.FRLAinsurance.com .


About Besnard Insurance / Florida Hospitality Risk Advisors (FLHRA): Since 1979, Besnard Insurance has excelled in supporting business owners in better managing long-term insurance costs while providing the best solutions to clients.  They are a nationwide insurance specialist with the reputation of being unmatched in the ability to provide innovative and customized solutions while delivering the highest level of personal service.  Besnard Insurance proudly supports countless small to medium sized businesses and even some of the world’s largest brands.

About FRLA: The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) is Florida’s premier non-profit hospitality industry trade association. Founded in 1946 as the Florida Restaurant Association, FRLA merged with the Florida Hotel and Motel Association in 2006. FRLA’s more than 10,000 members include independent hoteliers and restaurateurs, household name franchises, theme parks and suppliers. The association’s mission is to protect, educate and promote Florida’s nearly $112 billion hospitality industry which represents 1.5 million employees. Dedicated to safeguarding the needs of the membership, FRLA provides legislative advocacy to ensure the voices of its members are heard and their interests are protected. The association offers regulatory compliance and food safety training through SafeStaff® and FRLA’s subsidiary, RCS Training. The FRLA Educational Foundation provides industry-developed, career-building high school programs throughout the state.