Waterline Marina Resort Adds to Executive Team

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Waterline Marina Resort Adds to Executive Team

Posted by Kelly Stafford, August 2018

ANNA MARIA ISLAND, Fla. (August 17, 2018) – Waterline Marina Resort, a full-service boutique waterfront hotel on Anna Maria Island, announced today two new additions to the hotel’s executive team: Christopher Hunter, general manager and Vincent Isbell, director of engineering.

General Manager Chris Hunter will oversee the hiring of new staff and day-to-day operations of Waterline Marina Resort, 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, Hunter comes to Waterline from MGM Hotels & Resorts in Mississippi, where he worked for one and a half years as front service manager. During his career, Hunter has earned several recognitions, including Manager of the Year at both The Resort at Singer Island and Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa.  Hunter also served eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps and during his time was Sergeant of Marines stationed around the world.

As Waterline’s new director of engineering, Todd Isbell will manage and direct daily operations and maintenance of the property, infrastructure and facilities. Prior to joining Waterline, Isbell spent time working for Double Tree by Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore. With over 26 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Isbell prides himself on understanding all aspects of hotel operations and ensuring seamless execution across all departments to deliver a seamless experience for guests.

“This team we have formed at Waterline Marina Resort is truly exceptional,” said Joe Collier, Mainsail Lodging & Development president. “Our employees are the spirit of the hotel and are responsible for our continued success, and we look forward to seeing them succeed and grow with us.”

Waterline Marina Resort features 37 stylish, two-bedroom suites; 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.

For more information on Waterline Marina Resort, visit Waterlineresort.com.



About Waterline Marina Resort

Tampa’s Mainsail Lodging & Development opened Waterline Marina Resort, a full-service resort on Anna Maria Island, Florida, this past 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, two-bedroom 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

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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 – 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; and Waterline Marina Resort on Anna Maria Island, Florida; in addition to 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 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 2020, 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, opening in 2019. 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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