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Beth Lukens Joins Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina in the
British Virgin Islands
as Group Sales Manager

TAMPA, Fla., February 28, 2012 – Mainsail Lodging and Development Group is pleased to name Beth Lukens as group sales manager for Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina in the British Virgin Islands. Based at the development group’s Tampa headquarters, her responsibilities include growing bookings for the luxury, private-island Caribbean resort.

“As a new member of the Marriott Autograph Collection, the profile of Scrub Island Resort has once again been raised and we are thrilled with new group interest the resort is receiving,” stated Maureen Morgenthien, the resort’s director of sales and marketing.  “With the experience and leadership Beth Lukens brings to our sales force, this is the ideal time for her to join our team.”

Beth Lukens began her career at the Colony Beach and Tennis Resort in Longboat Key, Florida, before holding positions with the Tampa Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers football team. For the past four years, she has held sales positions with Hyatt Hotels in both Tampa and San Diego.

Lukens is a member of Meeting Planners International and the Florida Society of Association Executives and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of South Florida in Sarasota.

About Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, BVI
Opened in July 2010, Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina is named after its location, a serene 230-acre private-island haven situated at the east end of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. The first luxury resort development in the destination in more than 15 years and first member of Marriott’s Autograph Collection in the Caribbean, the resort is tucked into a rugged cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and neighboring uninhabited islands. It features 52 guest accommodations as well as a collection of two, three and four-bedroom villas, the intimate Ixora Spa, world-class restaurants including the popular Caravela, three private beaches and a 55-slip marina.  For more information, call toll free U.S. (877) 890-7444 or visit www.scrubisland.com

About Mainsail Lodging and Development Group
Mainsail Lodging and Development is a Tampa based hospitality company that develops and operates lodging products in the Southeastern US and the Caribbean.  Their  properties include a private island resort in the British Virgin Islands called Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina(www.scrubisland.com) which recently joined Marriott’s Autograph Collection under a franchise agreement, a boutique beach front hotel and marina on Anna Maria Island Florida(www.mainsailbeachinn.com) the Mainsail Suites Hotel and Conference Center(www.mainsailtampa.com) in Tampa, Florida and Mainsail South a 328 unit apartment and corporate housing complex in South Tampa. Mainsail Lodging and Development newly announced Epicurean Hotel, adjacent to the legendary Bern’s Steak House in Tampa, is slated to open fall 2013 as the group’s second Autograph Collection property.  The company also operates a significant temporary furnished housing business and operates approximately 900 units under the Marriott Execustay brand in Florida, Georgia and both Carolinas.    


Contact:

Mike Hicks/Gina Stouffer
LOU HAMMOND & ASSOCIATES
561-655-3836
michaelh@lhammond.com
ginag@lhammond.com
www.louhammond.com
www.twitter.com/louhammondpr

Maureen Morgenthien
Director of Sales & Marketing
Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina
813-849-4102
mmorgenthien@mainsailhotels.com
www.scrubisland.com




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