Posted: October 28, 2022
Funds from one-night rooftop event and community rally support local storm victims
TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 24, 2022) – Five of Tampa-based Mainsail Lodging & Development’s popular hotel rooftop bars held a “Raise the Roof for Hurricane Ian Relief” night, raising $12,000 for the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. On Thursday, October 6, EDGE Rooftop Cocktail Lounge (Epicurean Hotel in Tampa); Hi-Fi Rooftop Bar (Fenway Hotel in Dunedin); Vantage Rooftop Bar (The Karol Hotel in Clearwater); and Skybox Rooftop Bar (Residence Inn Tampa Wesley Chapel) donated half of the evening’s sales to directly support of those impacted by the storm. The fifth hotel, Luminary Hotel & Co. in downtown Fort Myers, hosted a community rally on Wednesday, Oct. 12, during which 300 family food kits were distributed, more than 800 hot lunches were served, and families in need could meet with a variety of non-profit organizations and FEMA for assistance. Later that evening, Luminary’s rooftop bar, Beacon Social Drinkery, donated 100% of its sales from the night.
“It came together fast, but we wanted to give our guests and neighbors a way to quickly and directly help those affected by Hurricane Ian,” said Joe Collier, President and Founder of Mainsail. “It was great to see so many come out to support the cause and help rally behind the Southwest Florida community.”
Along the Gulf Coast, the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida is working around the clock to provide help to people struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. Currently, the food bank has distributed over 2.6 million pounds of dry goods, has helped 107 agencies reopen, and has served over 7,000 families in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties in Southwest Florida.
“The outpouring of support coming from our gulf coast neighbors has been tremendous”, said Richard LeBer, CEO of Harry Chapin Food Bank. “We are pouring our hearts into feeding those affected by hurricane Ian.”
To make a donation or for more information on how to support the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, visit HarryChapinFoodBank.org. For more information on Mainsail Lodging & Development, go to MainsailHotels.com.
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Photo Caption: Team members from Luminary Hotel & Co. in downtown Fort Myers presented the check to Harry Chapin Food Bank on Sunday, Oct. 23 raising $12,000 across five of Mainsail Lodging & Development’s Florida properties.
From left to right: Katie Wendorf, Executive Admin Assistant at Luminary Hotel & Co.; Richard LeBer, CEO of Harry Chapin Food Bank; Nick Wymore, Director of Food & Beverage at Luminary Hotel & Co.; Robert “Bobby” Nokley, Assistant General Manager at Luminary Hotel & Co.; and Bob Megazzini, General Manager at Luminary Hotel & Co.
About Mainsail Lodging & Development LLC
Mainsail Lodging & Development is an award-winning, Tampa, Florida-based company specializing in hotel, 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. Founded 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. Stay Sojo, Mainsail’s newest brand, provides short-term furnished living options across the country, while Mainsail Vacation Rentals manages a collection of private vacation homes in Florida and the Caribbean. 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. MainsailHotels.com
Kelly Prieto, APR
Hayworth Public Relations