Posted: August 16, 2017
TAMPA, Fla. (August 15, 2017) – The Pasco County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously today to approve plans to develop a multiuse tourism sports facility on an approximately 224-acre County-owned parcel of land located in the Wesley Chapel area, including a Residence Inn which will be owned and operated by Mainsail Lodging & Development.
The Residence Inn by Marriott offers spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom suites, with complimentary wireless Internet, pool, fully equipped fitness center, sport court, outdoor area with fire pit, meeting space and rooftop bar. The hotel also offers daily complimentary hot breakfast, evening socials featuring complimentary food and beverages, and is pet-friendly.
“The vision was to create a first-class, multiuse sports destination focused on amateur sports tourism to provide economic impact while serving the regional community’s needs,” said Joe Collier, president, Mainsail Lodging & Development. “Given the explosive growth of the Wiregrass area and the commitment of Pasco County, we think this project is poised to exceed all expectations.”
In addition to the hotel, phase one of the project will consist of a 98,000-square-foot indoor sports facility which will accommodate basketball, volleyball, cheerleading, gymnastics and dance competitions, along with a double sports field and event lawn, an amphitheater, running and biking trails. The dedicated sports facilities will be managed by RADDSports, a sports development management company headquartered in Jonesboro, Florida.
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 properties include Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina (ScrubIsland.com), a private island resort in the British Virgin Islands and member of Autograph Collection® of Marriott International; Mainsail Beach Inn (MainsailBeachInn.com), a boutique beachfront hotel on Anna Maria Island, Florida; and the boutique food-focused Epicurean Hotel (EpicureanHotel.com) in Tampa, Florida. The company also operates corporate housing throughout the Southeast, exclusively managing the Florida market for Oakwood Worldwide® under both its ExecuStay® (ExecuStay.com) and Oakwood® (Oakwood.com) brands, while also operating ExecuStay in Georgia, portions of Alabama, and The Carolinas. Mainsail is developing their fourth hotel, Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club on Anna Maria Island, Florida, which is under construction and slated to open August 2017. Two additional Florida hotels are planned for 2018 and 2019, respectively – Fenway Hotel in Dunedin and Luminary Hotel & Co. in Fort Myers. 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 including Pumpkin Fight and Epic Chef Showdown.