The swimming pool at Cocoa Beach, Fla., resort.

After nearly going under as a struggling motel, Fawlty Towers in Cocoa Beach, Fla., reopened May 1 as a rebranded, clothing-optional resort.

Now, Manager David Broad says weekend business is brisk, and the no-clothes strategy has saved the 32-room facility from fiscal oblivion. It has also made it one of a growing number of resorts establishing nudist-friendly facilities as a way to weather the lingering economic downturn, USA Today reported.

Similar business-model switches are occurring across the U.S.

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