Five Mainsail Properties Celebrated as “Best in Travel” in Tripadvisor’s 2020 Travelers’ Choice Awards

Posted: August 10, 2020

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TAMPA, Fla. (August 5, 2020) – Mainsail Lodging & Development is proud to announce that five of its properties have been recognized in the 18th annual Traveler’s Choice Awards by Tripadvisor. Mainsail’s 2020 award-winning properties include Epicurean Hotel, Mainsail Beach Inn, Waterline Marina Resort, Fenway Hotel and Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina. The coveted annual award program celebrates travelers’ favorite hotels, restaurants, and airlines around the world, this year honoring 4,817 unique businesses comprising the top 10% of all listings on Tripadvisor. Winners were calculated based on the quality and quantity of the millions of reviews, opinions and ratings collected on Tripadvisor in 2019.

“There are nearly 9 million businesses listed on Tripadvisor, which makes these awards a true testament to the kind of outstanding service and quality Mainsail provides guests throughout our diverse portfolio of hotels and resorts,” said Joe Collier, president of Mainsail Lodging & Development. “This recognition brings some much needed good news to the hardworking teams who continue to give their all to deliver extraordinary guest experiences during these extraordinarily difficult times.”

The food-focused Epicurean Hotel in Tampa’s trendy Hyde Park has received the award each year since its December 2013 opening, leading to its induction into Tripadvisor’s Hall of Fame, along with fellow inductees Mainsail Beach Inn on Anna Maria Island, and Scrub Island Resort, a private-island resort in the British Virgin Islands, which has now won the award for 10 consecutive years. This is the third year Waterline Marina Resort has received the award, and second year for Fenway Hotel in Dunedin, Florida, which won the award in its opening year.

The Mainsail Lodging & Development properties have also been recognized on similar travel lists, including Travel + Leisure’s 500 World’s Best Hotels and World’s Best Family Hotel in the Caribbean, and Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards for Best Hotels in Florida, among others.

Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel platform, offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. Available in 49 markets and 28 languages, Tripadvisor-branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 463 million unique monthly visitors, and over 860 million reviews and opinions.

For more information on Mainsail Lodging & Development, visit MainsailHotels.com.


About Mainsail Lodging & Development LLC

Mainsail Lodging & Development is a Tampa-based hospitality company that develops and operates lodging products in the Southeastern U.S. 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 and The Karol Hotel (TheKarolHotel.com), the first Tribute Portfolio hotel in Pinellas County, Florida. The company also operates corporate housing throughout the Southeast under its Mainsail Corporate Housing brand (MainsailHousing.com), as well as exclusively managing the Florida, Georgia, Alabama 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) offered on Homes & Villas by Marriott International. Additional future projects include Luminary Hotel & Co. (LuminaryHotel.com) in Fort Myers, Florida; Epicurean Atlanta; a 128-room Residence Inn in conjunction with an indoor sports complex in Pasco County, Florida; Wylie Hotel, an independent boutique hotel in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward (WylieHotel.com); 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

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