Posted: May 14, 2019
Tampa-based company one of just six partners in new global home rental venture
TAMPA, Fla. (May 14, 2019) – Mainsail Lodging & Development announced today it is one of just six property management companies chosen for the launch of Homes & Villas by Marriott International, the global hospitality leader’s new home rental offering, which officially launched Friday, May 10. Marriott International’s nearly 130 million members of its new travel program Marriott Bonvoy will have access to Mainsail rental properties located in Anna Maria Island, Florida. Mainsail will benefit from Marriott’s powerful distribution channels, presenting expanded marketing opportunities to homes managed by Mainsail Lodging & Development through its Mainsail Vacation Rentals business.
“Marriott evaluated the caliber of our operations and quality of homes under our management and recognized that we delivered an elevated travel experience and understand the complex regulatory laws in place,” said Joe Collier, president of Mainsail Lodging & Development. “Given Marriott’s long-standing reputation in the hospitality space and their continued focus on innovating to meet the changing needs of travelers, we saw great synergy between our companies and our position within the home rental space.”
Primarily focused on Anna Maria Island, Florida, Mainsail Vacation Rentals offers a portfolio of homes ranging from beautifully appointed condominiums to single family homes with an array of floor plans, luxurious bedrooms and upscale amenities, including access to 24/7 support and the option of an in-person welcome check-in experience. Homeowners receive peace of mind knowing an experienced operator will create and manage their listing, and drive revenue, while completely handling the bookings, guest support, housekeeping and maintenance.
“Mainsail Lodging & Development operates a collection of lifestyle hotels with distinct brand stories that deliver truly unique experiences,” added Collier. “Combining this expertise with a passion for each destination, Mainsail Vacation Rentals delivers a home rental opportunity that is free of anxiety, allowing guests to become immersed in a community, creating memories that will last a lifetime.”
About Mainsail Lodging & Development LLC
Mainsail Lodging & Development is a Tampa-based hospitality company that develops and operates lodging products in the Southeastern US 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 & Beach Club (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. The company also operates corporate housing throughout the Southeast, exclusively managing the Florida, Georgia 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 brand and is a select partner of Homes & Villas by Marriott International. Additional future projects include Luminary Hotel & Co. (LuminaryHotel.com) in Fort Myers, Florida; a 128-room Residence Inn in conjunction with an indoor sports complex in Pasco County, Florida; 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.