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Upgrades are Underway at the Mainsail Suites Hotel
& Conference Center in Tampa, Florida

An August 2013 Completion is Planned

TAMPA, Fla. (Feb.19, 2013) – Originally a 360-room property, the Mainsail Suites Hotel & Conference Center in Tampa, Fla. will soon transition to a total of 120 one- and two-bedroom suites. The conversion will include $1.5 million in interior upgrades to both its rooms, as well as to the hotel lobby.  Scheduled for completion by August 2013, room renovations will include upgraded flooring throughout living rooms, bedrooms, and bathrooms; new sofa sleeper and lounge chair in living rooms; white faux wood blinds throughout; new light fixtures in dining rooms; Simmons® Beautyrest® Euro Top mattress and box springs; upgraded bedding accessories; flat screen television in all bedrooms; and new artwork throughout each unit.  Guest bathrooms will receive a complete overhaul, including new accessories in a brushed nickel finish; upgraded vanity marble countertops, lighting and mirrors; and grab bars in all tubs.  The hotel’s lobby area will receive fresh paint throughout and the guest check-in desk will be enhanced to include a stack stone backdrop and more modern signage. The remaining 240 units will be converted to rental residences operating as Mainsail Apartment Homes.

The centrally located Mainsail Suites Hotel & Conference Center is just minutes from a number of family attractions, national sporting venues, world-class shopping areas, historic districts, top-rated golf courses, and Tampa’s bustling downtown area and waterfront Convention Center.  All suites feature private balcony or patio, fully equipped kitchen, separate living and dining areas, full-bath amenities, high-speed Internet, and flat screen TVs in bedrooms and living areas.  Additional conveniences include complimentary shuttle transportation to the Tampa International Airport and within a three-mile radius of the property; outdoor free-form heated pool and Jacuzzi; spacious fitness center; guest laundry facility; convenience and sundry store; free parking; dry cleaning/valet service; patio and barbecue area; and full-service Latitudes Pub & Grill for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

With more than 12,000 square feet of flexible indoor space, and 6,000 square feet of lushly landscaped outdoor space, the property is able to accommodate meetings, conferences and special events for groups of up to 700.  On-site catering and AV teams are also available to service all groups and events.  The property is owned and operated by Mainsail Lodging & Development.  For more information, or for reservations, visit, or call toll-free 866-SAIL-2US (724-5287).

About Mainsail Lodging & Development

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 Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina (, a private island resort in the British Virgin Islands and member of Autograph Collection® of Marriott International; Mainsail Beach Inn (, a boutique beachfront hotel and marina on Anna Maria Island, Florida; Mainsail Suites Hotel and Conference Center ( in Tampa, Florida; Mainsail South, a 328-unit apartment and corporate housing complex in South Tampa; and Mainsail Apartment Homes, a 240-unit apartment community in Tampa’s Westshore district. The company also operates ExecuStay (, a leading corporate housing provider throughout Florida, Georgia and The Carolinas. Opening November 2013 in Tampa, Florida, the boutique food-focused Epicurean hotel ( is being developed in collaboration with the legendary Bern’s Steak House and will be the first newly constructed property in the United States to join the Autograph Collection®.


Kelly Prieto, APR
Hayworth Creative Public Relations
(813) 318-9611


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Tampa, Florida’s New 137-room Epicurean Hotel Slated to Open November 2013 as Part of Marriott's Autograph Collection; Partners, Mainsail Lodging and Bern’s Steak House to Break Ground Next Month on the Culinary-centric Boutique Hotel / September 2012

Tampa, Florida Partnership Between Bern's Steak House and Mainsail Lodging and Development to Break Ground on $32.5 Million Boutique Hotel in Fall 2012; The 145-room Hotel, Named the Epicurean, will be Part of Marriott's Autograph Collection / June 2012

Construction to Begin this Year on a 140-room Boutique Hotel, The Epicurean, in Tampa, Florida; To Be Developed by Bern's Steak House Owner David Laxer / May 2012

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