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Mainsail Lodging & Development Recognized for Excellence at Marriott International’s North America Conference

Mainsail Wins Two Awards, Named Finalist for Two Additional Awards at Annual Gathering

TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 10, 2021) – Mainsail Lodging & Development, a Tampa-based hospitality company that develops and operates lodging products in the Southeastern United States and the Caribbean, has won Marriott International’s Development Partner of the Year Award and Loyalty Luminary Award. Joe Collier, president and founder of Mainsail Lodging & Development, was on hand to accept the awards at Marriott International’s recent Full-Service Owners Conference (MINA), held Nov. 1-2 in Orlando, Florida. Earning recognition in four of six categories, Mainsail was named a finalist for the Opening of the Year Award for Luminary Hotel & Co. in Fort Myers, Florida, and for the J.W. Marriott, Jr. Guest Experience Award.

“It’s a genuine honor to be recognized by the world’s leading hotel company again this year – an honor that speaks volumes about the level of commitment and dedication the entire Mainsail team brings to their individual roles each and every day,” said Joe Collier, Mainsail Lodging & Development’s president. “We’re only able to achieve these results as a company because of our hard-working staff members, who enable us to stay sharp and consistently drive our vision.”

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 Development Partner of the Year Award recognizes those partners who develop Marriott brands in exciting new locations. The Loyalty Luminary Award recognizes hotels and organizations that have not only achieved admirable guest satisfaction scores, but also are the very best in taking care of Marriott Bonvoy elite members.

A perennial award-winner, Mainsail was recognized in 2017 with Marriott International’s Partnership Circle Award, the highest honor awarded by Marriott to its owners and franchise partners for hospitality excellence, and was also inducted into the award program’s Hall of Fame. More recently, Mainsail earned Marriott International’s 2019 Excellence in Food & Beverage Award for providing outstanding culinary standards that enhance guests’ experiences at Marriott’s full-service hotels.

Mainsail Lodging & Development operates six 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, along with the recently opened Epicurean Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia; Waterline Villas & Marina on Anna Maria Island, Florida; the historic Fenway Hotel in Dunedin, Florida; and the riverfront Luminary Hotel & Co. in Downtown Fort Myers. Mainsail’s portfolio also includes two Tribute Portfolio by Marriot properties; The Karol Hotel in Clearwater/St. Pete, Florida and Hotel Forty Five, opening January 2022 in Macon, Georgia.

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 About Mainsail Lodging & Development
Mainsail Lodging & Development is an award-winning, Tampa, Florida-based company specializing in hotel, corporate furnished housing, and resort property management and development, marketing and sales. An established company with a dynamic entrepreneurial spirit, Mainsail prides itself in finding unique lodging opportunities with a purpose and applying its passion and expertise to each project. Created by President Joe Collier with a combination of daring vision and dogged determination, Mainsail has built an impressive portfolio of top-branded properties throughout the southeastern United States and Caribbean. Each Mainsail property inspires guests with a distinct character and meticulously crafted, sophisticated style, from a private island resort, and urban culinary showplaces, to waterfront marvels, boutique southern hotels, and a historic jazz era icon. Through its Mainsail Corporate Housing and Mainsail Vacation Rentals brands, the company manages a collection of private vacation homes in Florida and corporate housing solutions across the country. To ensure long-term success and profitability, Mainsail relies on the dedication of its high-performing leadership team, a growing group of enterprising investors, and a commitment to giving back, every step of the way. 

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