Posted: March 10, 2021
NAPLES, Fla. (March 8, 2021) — Innovation Hotel has named Victoria Walther Group Sales Manager of the 169-room, state-of-the-art hotel catering to the exacting needs and high expectations of executive level medical and corporate meetings. Walther will oversee all sales efforts for the hotel, working to generate new business and increase revenue in the medical meetings market and the local and regional corporate meetings market. Opened in early 2020, Innovation Hotel is located adjacent to the corporate headquarters of Arthrex, a global medical device company, which utilizes the hotel to accommodate surgeons and other leading medical professionals from around the world.
“As the meetings landscape, and healthcare meetings in particular, continues to evolve at a staggering pace, we couldn’t be happier to have Victoria leading our sales efforts during these exceptionally challenging times,” said Gary Hyre, General Manager. “Innovation Hotel is a uniquely designed venue for executives looking to reconvene collaborative corporate meetings, and Victoria is uniquely qualified to connect those leaders with this remarkable space.”
Walther brings more than three decades of hospitality experience to her role. Prior to joining Innovation Hotel, Walther was National Sales Manager for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, where she was recognized as a Golden Circle Achiever and Pinnacle Award Achiever for her performance in sales production and revenue management. During her time at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, she also created and developed the Golf Group market for The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, where she also assisted in the execution of corporate, association and non-profit events.
Walther began her career at the InterContinental Hotel Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. When the property was purchased by Westin Hotels & Resort, Walther was asked to stay on as Sales Manager and was later nominated South East Region Sales Manager of the Year. She earned her degree in Financial Management from Clemson University.
“In all my time in the industry, I’ve never seen a property quite like Innovation Hotel,” said Victoria Walther, Group Sales Manager. “With multiple safety systems in place and its sophisticated, meeting-centric design, I can’t imagine a better venue for an industry that is struggling to find workable solutions that will spark innovation and imagination.”
In 2020, Innovation Hotel opened its doors as one of the world’s most education-focused event facilities, with a design that delivers an engaging experience and uncompromising quality to medical and corporate business travelers. Guest rooms are configured in pods of three or four which surround 48 meeting parlors offering a peaceful oasis to rest, recharge and collaborate. Guest rooms and public areas feature a modern European aesthetic accented with clean lines, muted tones, spacious floor plans, and the latest technology. The hotel has three restaurants on property, offering a variety of options for guests to relax, collaborate, and recreate with a superb culinary experience. Meeting and event spaces offer a variety of backdrops to channel, boost and sustain energy and collaboration.
To create the safest environment possible, Innovation Hotel and other facilities on the Arthrex campus utilize Synexis™ Microorganism Reduction Systems, a pioneering, state-of-the-art disinfectant technology that provides a natural and continuous reduction of viruses and bacteria in the air and on the surfaces. According to Hyre, when coupled with the hotel’s other health and cleaning protocols, it makes Innovation Hotel “one of the safest places on the planet to hold a meeting.”
For more information, contact the sales team at (813) 614-1717 or [email protected].
About Innovation Hotel
Innovation Hotel opened its doors in 2020 as one of the world’s most education-focused hotel and event facilities, with a design that delivers an engaging experience and uncompromising quality to medical and corporate business travelers. The 169 spacious guest rooms are configured in pods of three or four, surrounding 48 meeting parlors offering an ideal setting to rest, recharge and collaborate. A modern European aesthetic, spacious floor plans, and the latest in technology provide a backdrop to channel, boost, and sustain energy and teamwork. In addition to its more than 2,800 square feet of custom designed meeting space, Innovation Hotel is adjacent to Arthrex One, the corporate headquarters of global medical device company, Arthrex, featuring a self-contained conference center accommodating up to 750 people. Guests can also enjoy the hotel’s three restaurants, each with a distinct dining experience, and complimentary 24/7 access to the adjacent two-story, 20,000-square-foot Wellness Center with a wide variety of fitness and exercise equipment. Innovation Hotel, Arthrex One and the Wellness Center all utilize Synexis™ Microorganism Reduction Systems, a pioneering, state-of-the-art disinfectant technology that provides a natural and continuous reduction of viruses and bacteria in the air and on the surfaces, making them among the safest facilities in the world to stay, meet and do business.
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 five 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; the historic Fenway Hotel (FenwayHotel.com) in Dunedin, Florida and the riverfront Luminary Hotel & Co. (LuminaryHotel.com) in downtown Fort Myers, 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 U.S. under its Mainsail Corporate Housing brand (MainsailHousing.com). 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 the 178-room Epicurean Atlanta (EpicureanHotelAtlanta.com); 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.