Waterline Marina Resort Names New General Manager

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Waterline Marina Resort Names New General Manager

Posted by Juliana Jiménez, May 2019

ANNA MARIA ISLAND, Fla. (May 16, 2019) – Waterline Marina Resort announced today the appointment of Lacey Lloyd-Jones as general manager of the full-service boutique waterfront hotel on Anna Maria Island. Lloyd-Jones will oversee the hiring of new staff and day-to-day operations of the resort.

“We’re very happy and proud to promote Lacey to general manager of Waterline,” said Joe Collier, Mainsail Lodging & Development president. “She has truly made Waterline and Anna Maria Island her home. Her warm and sincere approach with guests and associates make her a natural fit for island life and a perfect host for the resort.”

Lloyd-Jones joined Waterline as front office manager in December of 2018. In the absence of a general manager early this year, she stepped up to fill the position on an interim basis, while maintaining her role as front office manager. Under her direction, the resort has made continued improvements during a very busy peak season. She moved last year to the Bradenton area from Santa Cruz, California, with her husband and daughter to be closer to family. Prior to moving to Florida, Lloyd-Jones was with BPR Properties for nine years, working a variety of positions, including six years as general manager of the Best Western Plus All Suites Inn.

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.

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About Waterline Marina Resort

Waterline Marina Resort, the only full-service resort on Anna Maria Island, Florida opened November 2017. 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 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, a resort-style swimming pool with oversized sun deck extending into the marina exclusive amenities for guests on Holmes Beach. 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 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 (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 and Tennessee markets for Oakwood Worldwide® under both its ExecuStay® (ExecuStay.com) and Oakwood® (Oakwood.com) brands. 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.


About Autograph Collection Hotels

The Autograph Collection is an evolving ensemble of strikingly independent hotels. Exactly like nothing else, each destination has been selected for its quality, bold originality, rich character and uncommon details. From near to far, iconic to historic, the result is an array of properties that is nothing less than unique, nothing short of collectively exceptional. For more information and reservations please visit www.autographhotels.com, or explore our social media channels to learn more about championing the independent spirit.

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