General Manager Sandra Zinck appointed to oversee new resort
Anna Maria Island, Fla. (November 30, 2017) – Mainsail Lodging & Development announced today the opening of the all-new Waterline Marina Resort, a full-service resort on Anna Maria Island, Florida. The boutique waterfront hotel is located at 5325 Marina Drive in Holmes Beach on the eastern shore of the island and offers exclusive amenities, distinctive services and numerous opportunities for guests to enjoy the authentic, laidback, beach town vibe of Anna Maria Island.
“Waterline seamlessly unites the island’s Old Florida charm with new experiences, a modern coastal design and luxury amenities,” said Joe Collier, president of Mainsail Lodging & Development. “Everywhere they look, visitors can expect to find the best of both worlds at Waterline.”
The new resort features 37 stylish guest rooms and suites with gourmet kitchens; a 50-slip marina offering a variety of water activities; 2,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space; the signature Eliza Ann’s Coastal Kitchen restaurant and bar; as well as a resort-style swimming pool with oversized sun deck extending into the marina.
Waterline’s marina will be the center of aquatic activity at the resort, with boat slips for guests who arrive by water; charter boats for family outings, eco-tours, guided fishing excursions, sailing adventures and sunset cruises; along with stand-up paddleboards and kayak tours. Waterline offers guests exclusive beach access, kayaks, lounge chairs, umbrellas and beach toys. Waterline has also curated a myriad of authentic adventures and activities on Anna Maria Island bookable through their website. From morning yoga to the art of fish painting, visitors and locals alike can seek new experiences and enjoy them right in their backyard.
Through a partnership with Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch & Shorebird Monitoring, the resort will also support efforts to maintain a suitable habitat for sea turtles, shorebirds and the island ecosystem through special guest programs, promotions and messaging.
In conjunction with opening of Waterline, Mainsail Lodging & Development has appointed Sandra Zinck as general manager. Zinck is also general manager for Mainsail Beach Inn, an award-winning 12-unit luxury beachfront property on the west coast of Anna Maria Island and will manage and oversee both properties.
“Sandy has extensive knowledge of what it takes to successfully open a new property and is exceptionally qualified to lead our executive team for this new development,” said Joe Collier, Mainsail Lodging & Development president. “She is a terrific addition to our team, first hire for Waterline and has led the way during this whole project.”
With nearly 22 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Zinck comes to Mainsail Lodging from D.P. Murphy Hotels & Resorts in Moncton, New Brunswick, where she worked for eight years. Most recently, she was general manager at Four Points by Sheraton Moncton, where she also acted as the project manager prior to its opening in June 2015. During her time with D.P. Murphy Hotels, Zinck was also general manager of Future Inns Hotel & Conference Centre, where she directed operations of the 128-room property, including 10,000 square feet of meeting space. Zinck will oversee day-to-day operations of both Mainsail properties on Anna Maria Island.
Waterline joins a strikingly unique ensemble of hotels in Mainsail Lodging & Development’s portfolio, including Epicurean Hotel in Tampa’s Hyde Park, which offers an immersive experience for foodies; Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, a private island resort in the British Virgin Islands; and Mainsail Beach Inn on Anna Maria Island which features twelve upscale two- and three-bedroom vacation residences. Two additional Florida hotels are planned for 2018 and 2019, respectively – Fenway Hotel in Dunedin and Luminary Hotel & Co. in Fort Myers.
For more information on Waterline, please visit waterlineresort.com
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About Waterline Marina Resort
Tampa’s Mainsail Lodging & Development opened Waterline Marina Resort, a full-service resort on Anna Maria Island, Florida, this winter. The boutique waterfront hotel offers exclusive amenities, distinctive services and numerous opportunities for guests to enjoy the authentic, laidback, beach town vibe of Anna Maria Island. The new resort features 37 stylish guest rooms and suites with gourmet kitchens, a 50-slip marina offering a variety of water activities, 2,000 square feet of meeting space, the signature Eliza Ann’s Coastal Kitchen restaurant and bar, and a resort-style swimming pool with oversized sun deck extending into the marina. Waterline offers exclusive beach access, kayaks, lounge chairs, umbrellas and beach toys. Through a partnership with Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch & Shorebird Monitoring, the resort will support efforts to maintain a suitable habitat for sea turtles, shorebirds and the island ecosystem through special guest programs, promotions and messaging. WaterlineResort.com
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 properties include Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina (ScrubIsland.com), a private island resort in the British Virgin Islands and member of Autograph Collection® of Marriott International; Mainsail Beach Inn (MainsailBeachInn.com), a boutique beachfront hotel on Anna Maria Island, Florida; The recently opened Waterline Marina Resort on Anna Maria Island, Florida (WaterlineResort.com); and the boutique food-focused Epicurean Hotel (EpicureanHotel.com) in Tampa, Florida. The company also operates corporate housing throughout the Southeast, exclusively managing the Florida market for Oakwood Worldwide® under both its ExecuStay® (ExecuStay.com) and Oakwood® (Oakwood.com) brands, while also operating ExecuStay in Georgia, portions of Alabama, and The Carolinas. Two additional Florida hotels are planned for 2018 and 2019, respectively – Fenway Hotel in Dunedin and Luminary Hotel & Co. in Fort Myers. Just north of Tampa in Pasco County, Mainsail Lodging is also developing a 128-room Residence Inn in conjunction with an indoor sports complex. 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 including Epic Chef Showdown. MainsailHotels.com
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