Mainsail Lodging & Development Receives Two Prestigious Awards at Marriott International’s 2023 MINA & Full Service Owners Conference

Posted: December 6, 2023

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TAMPA, Fla. (Dec. 7, 2023) – Mainsail Lodging & Development, a Tampa-based hospitality company that develops and operates lodging products in the Southeastern United States and the Caribbean, has won the 2023 J.W. Marriott Jr. Guest Experience Award and Marriott Bonvoy Luminary Award. The awards were presented during Marriott International’s Full Service Owners Conference (MINA), Dec. 3-5, in the Cayman Islands.

“It is deeply gratifying to have our team’s efforts recognized yet again by the world’s leading hotel company and on such a grand stage,” said Joe Collier, President and Founder of Mainsail Lodging & Development. “These awards are a testament to Mainsail’s commitment to excellence and the collective dedication and passion of our team to deliver unparalleled guest experiences in an increasingly competitive hospitality industry.”

Marriott’s annual two-day conference brings together full-service owners, franchisees, and management companies from across the country for the MINA member meeting that encompasses keynote speakers, senior leadership sessions, networking, and the award ceremony. The J.W. Marriott Jr. Guest Experience Award recognizes hotels and organizations that are the best of the best and exemplify Marriott’s Take Care Culture by achieving extraordinary guest satisfaction scores. The Marriott Bonvoy Luminary Award recognizes those properties that have not only achieved admirable guest satisfaction scores, but also are the very best in taking care of Marriott Bonvoy Elite members.

Mainsail Lodging & Development has earned numerous prestigious awards from Marriott, including the recent Alice S. Marriott Award for Community Service for Luminary Hotel & Co. in Fort Myers, Florida, and Marriott International’s Partnership Circle Award (2017), the highest honor bestowed by Marriott to its owners and franchise partners for hospitality excellence. The company was also inducted into the Partnership Circle Award’s Hall of Fame. Furthermore, Mainsail earned the Marriott International’s 2019 Excellence in Food & Beverage Award for consistently providing outstanding culinary standards that enhance guests’ experiences at Marriott’s full-service hotels.

Mainsail Lodging & Development operates five full-service Marriott Autograph Collection properties, including the boutique, food-focused Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, Florida; the 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, Florida. Mainsail’s portfolio also includes two Tribute Portfolio by Marriott properties: Hotel Forty Five in Macon, Georgia, and Trilith Guesthouse, opening January 2024 in Fayetteville, Georgia.

For more information, visit MainsailHotels.com.

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Pictured from the left:

Leeny Oberg, CFO & Executive VP, Development, Marriott International
David S. Marriott, Chairman of the Board, Marriott International
Joe Collier, President & Founder, Mainsail Lodging & Development
Liam Brown, Group President, U.S. & Canada, Marriott International
Karen Finberg, Chief Franchise Officer, Marriott International


About Mainsail Lodging & Development

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 associates, a growing group of enterprising investors, and a commitment to giving back, every step of the way. MainsailHotels.com

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