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Mainsail Lodging & Development Earns Marriott International’s Excellence in Food & Beverage Award

Posted by Juliana Jiménez, October 23, 2019

TAMPA, Fla. (October 23, 2019) – Mainsail Lodging & Development, a Tampa-based hospitality company that develops and operates lodging products in the Southeastern United States and the Caribbean, was recognized with Marriott International’s Excellence in Food & Beverage Award. Joe Collier, president of Mainsail Lodging & Development, was on hand to accept the award at Marriott International’s recent Full-Service Owners Conference (MINA) in Scottsdale, Arizona.

“It’s a genuine honor to have our stellar culinary teams recognized by one of the most respected names in the industry and among so many industry colleagues,” said Joe Collier, Mainsail Lodging & Development’s president. “They are central to the quality, consistency and creativity of our food and beverage programs that are a big part of what sets each of our properties apart.”

Marriott’s annual two-day conference brings together full-service owners, franchisees and management companies from across the country for the MINA Member meeting, keynote speakers, senior leadership sessions, networking and the award ceremony. The Food & Beverage Award recognizes those partners who provide outstanding culinary standards that enhance guests’ experiences at Marriott’s full-service hotels.

Mainsail Lodging & Development operates four full-service Marriott Autograph Collection properties, including Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, a private island resort in the British Virgin Islands; the boutique, food-focused Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, Florida; Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club on Anna Maria Island, Florida; and the historic Fenway Hotel in Dunedin, Florida. Mainsail also has two additional lifestyle properties currently in development, The Karol Hotel, the first Tribute Portfolio hotel in Pinellas County, Florida opening in January 2020; and Luminary Hotel & Co. in Fort Myers opening summer 2020.

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About Mainsail Lodging & Development LLC
Mainsail Lodging & Development is a Tampa-based hospitality company that develops and operates lodging products in the Southeastern US and the Caribbean. Their property portfolio includes four Autograph Collection hotels: Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina (ScrubIsland.com), a private island resort in the British Virgin Islands; the boutique, food-focused Epicurean Hotel (EpicureanHotel.com) in Tampa, Florida; Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club (WaterlineResort.com) on Anna Maria Island, Florida; and the historic Fenway Hotel (FenwayHotel.com) in Dunedin, Florida; as well as Mainsail Beach Inn (MainsailBeachInn.com), a boutique beachfront hotel on Anna Maria Island, Florida. The company also operates corporate housing throughout the Southeast, exclusively managing the Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee markets for Oakwood® (Oakwood.com). Mainsail Lodging also manages a portfolio of private vacation homes through its Mainsail Vacation Rentals (MainsailVR.com) brand and is a select partner of Homes & Villas by Marriott International. Additional future projects include Luminary Hotel & Co. (LuminaryHotel.com) in Fort Myers, Florida; a 128-room Residence Inn in conjunction with an indoor sports complex in Pasco County, Florida; and a historic boutique hotel in Macon, Georgia. Mainsail Lodging’s corporate charity is Feeding Tampa Bay, the largest food rescue and distribution organization in the community. Mainsail actively supports the cause through a variety of employee and guest programs ranging from packing and sorting at the warehouse, to annual events such as the Epic Chef Showdown. Learn more at MainsailHotels.com.