Mainsail Lodging & Development | June 22, 2022
TAMPA, Fla. (June 22, 2022) – The Karol Hotel, the first Tribute Portfolio hotel in Pinellas County, Florida, recently announced the appointment of Thomas Parker as Executive Chef. Chef Thomas will direct daily culinary operations at the hotel’s signature K Club Bar & Bistro and Vantage Rooftop Bar, while overseeing food and beverage offerings for meetings, corporate events, local catering functions and special occasions in the hotel’s 7,340 square feet of event space. Marketed by Tampa-based Mainsail Lodging & Development, The Karol Hotel focuses on delivering carefree comfort combined with intuitive design. “Thomas has be...
Mainsail Lodging & Development | May 5, 2022
TAMPA, Fla. (May 5, 2022) – The award-winning Epicurean Hotel is serving up a $21 million expansion project, giving foodies, connoisseurs of life, and culinary explorers even more to love in the stylish Hyde Park district of South Tampa, Florida. Located directly across Howard Avenue from the 137-room main hotel, the expansion will include 51 new guest rooms and suites, a private lobby, meeting space, and rooftop terrace. With a classic, crisp white exterior, historic façade and lush, green landscaping, the four-story structure will incorporate two restored historic apartment buildings and add two floors of parking with 91 spaces. The expa...
Mainsail Lodging & Development Appoints Jon Atanacio as Executive Chef for The Karol Hotel Opening in January 2020
Mainsail Lodging & Development LLC | December 11, 2019
TAMPA, Fla. (December 11, 2019) – The Karol Hotel, the first Tribute Portfolio hotel coming to Pinellas County, Florida, in January 2020, announced today the appointment of Jon Atanacio as Executive Chef. Chef Jon will direct daily culinary operations at the hotel’s signature K Club Bar & Bistro and Vantage Rooftop Bar, while overseeing food and beverage offerings for meetings, corporate events, local catering functions and special occasions in the hotel’s 7,340 square feet of event space. Named by Fred Bullard, a veteran developer in the hospitality industry, in honor of his energetic and accomplished wife, Karol Bullard, this uniq...
Mainsail Lodging & Development LLC | October 9, 2019
TAMPA, Fla. (October 09, 2019) – Mainsail Lodging & Development has announced today the appointment of Jill Lemaster as the company’s first-ever chief financial officer and Tom Stoffo as director of technology. The two have assumed their new positions on the executive team of the Tampa-based hospitality company, which develops and operates lodging products in the southeastern United States and the Caribbean. Mainsail’s portfolio is quickly expanding with lifestyle hotels and corporate furnished housing under the Oakwood and ExecuStay brands in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and the Caribbean. The company’s Mainsail Vacat...
Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club | August 17, 2018
ANNA MARIA ISLAND, Fla. (August 17, 2018) – Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club, a full-service boutique waterfront hotel on Anna Maria Island, announced today new additions to the hotel's executive team: Christopher Hunter, general manager and Noland Dunnan, food and beverage manager. General Manager Chris Hunter will oversee the hiring of new staff and day-to-day operations of Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club, as well as its sister property, Mainsail Beach Inn, an award-winning 12-unit luxury beachfront property on the west coast of Anna Maria Island. With more than 14 years of experience in the hospitality industry...
Visit Tampa Bay Honors Mainsail Lodging & Development President Joe Collier as 2018 Tourism Ambassador of the Year
Visit Tampa Bay | May 16, 2018
TAMPA (May 22, 2018) – Visit Tampa Bay honored Joe Collier, president of Mainsail Lodging & Development as its Gonzmart Family Tourism Ambassador of the Year at the National Tourism luncheon Wednesday at The Gathering at Armature Works. The award was part of Visit Tampa Bay's sold-out celebration of tourism, which is currently the fastest-growing segment of Hillsborough County's economy. More than 500 people, including industry partners, attended the luncheon that also honored industry workers with the Bern Laxer Award of Excellence, named for the founder of South Tampa's iconic Bern's Steak House, and Visit Tampa Bay's Talk U...
Mainsail Lodging & Development Promotes Neisja Jones to General Manager of Mainsail Housing of Tampa Overseeing Oakwood and ExecuStay Brands
Mainsail Lodging & Development LLC | March 27, 2018
TAMPA, Fla. (March 27, 2018) – Mainsail Lodging & Development announced today the promotion of Neisja Jones to general manager of Mainsail Housing of Tampa, LLC. As general manager, Jones will function as the operational leader of the Mainsail housing market, responsible for guest and employee satisfaction, financial performance, sales and revenue generation and operations effectiveness. In her new role, she will ensure implementation of the Oakwood® and ExecuStay® brand service standards and initiatives with the objective of meeting or exceeding guest expectations. "Neisja has been a loyal and valued member of the Mai...
Mainsail Lodging & Development Appoints Jim Swaim General Manager of Ramada Plaza Fort Walton Beach Resort/Destin
Mainsail Lodging & Development LLC | January 22, 2018
FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (January 22, 2018) – Mainsail Lodging & Development announced today the appointment of Jim Swaim as general manager of the 335-room Ramada Plaza Fort Walton Beach Resort/Destin. Swaim will oversee the hiring of new staff and day-to-day operations of the Ramada Plaza, located directly on the Emerald Coast in the Panhandle of Florida. With 20 years of hospitality industry experience, Swaim comes to the Ramada from the Marriott St. Petersburg Clearwater, where he worked for seven years, acting as director of hotel operations for the past two years. While at Marriott, Swaim held a variety of positions, incl...
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