New Boutique Hotel Development Names General Manager, Announces Date for Brand Reveal

Posted: September 9, 2021

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MACON, Ga. (Sept. 9, 2021) – Tampa, Florida-based Mainsail Lodging & Development and IDP Properties announced today the appointment of Stephan Amesoeder as general manager of the 94-room boutique hotel that will add a new angle to downtown Macon, Georgia (401 Cotton Avenue), in early 2022. An accomplished hotel industry veteran who recently relocated to Macon to be closer to family, Amesoeder will oversee the hiring of new staff, day-to-day operations, and guest and employee satisfaction at the 11-story hotel. Situated on the iconic wedge formed by Cherry and First Streets, and Cotton Avenue, across from the newly designed Rosa Parks Square, the hotel will be the first in Macon’s Historic Central Business District. Also the city’s first member of the Marriott Tribute Portfolio, the hotel’s name, branding, and other details will be revealed during an invitation-only community event scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 22.

“With his extensive hospitality experience, Stephan is uniquely qualified to usher this project through completion and bring together our team in advance of the hotel opening next year,” said Joe Collier, Mainsail Lodging & Development president. “Beyond his skills as a general manager, Stephan has a genuine passion for creating memorable guest experiences that connect perfectly with the soul of the city.”

A 30-year hospitality industry veteran, Amesoeder was most recently general manager at the historic Andover Inn in Andover, Massachusetts, a full-service, luxury boutique hotel, where he led his team to multiple distinguished service awards during his eight-year tenure. His esteemed career includes positions as director of food & beverage and general manager with various luxury properties by Wyndham, Doubletree, and Sonesta International, in several northeast cities, New Orleans, Louisiana, Southampton, Bermuda and other markets. Amesoeder is a self-described foodie who enjoys using his European training to cook for friends, family and any good cause. An avid outdoors enthusiast, he also enjoys volunteer work, the fine arts, and watersports of all kinds.

Originally completed in 1941, the historic structure is undergoing a comprehensive hotel conversion to join Marriott’s Tribute Portfolio, an exceptional collection of independent hotels and resorts with unique personalities and spirit. To celebrate the building’s original character and historic significance, many key architectural elements, finishes and furnishings are being preserved or incorporated into the new hotel’s various spaces, including guest rooms, meeting venues, a signature chef-driven restaurant, a sixth-floor rooftop bar and lounge, and an eclectic coffee and wine shop.

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

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About Mainsail Lodging & Development
Mainsail Lodging & Development is an award-winning, Tampa, Florida-based company specializing in hotel, corporate 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. Created 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. Through its Mainsail Corporate Housing and Mainsail Vacation Rentals brands, the company manages a collection of private vacation homes in Florida and corporate housing solutions across the country. To ensure long-term success and profitability, Mainsail relies on the dedication of its high-performing leadership team, a growing group of enterprising investors, and a commitment to giving back, every step of the way. MainsailHotels.com

About IDP Properties
IDP Properties is a full-service real estate development firm headquartered in Valdosta, Ga that invests in and redevelops communities. The IDP team has completed over $1 billion dollars in projects and specializes in acquisitions, property management, consulting and development. IDP takes pride that each project they develop is as diverse as the communities they serve. IDP Properties purpose is to strengthen communities and leave a lasting positive impact. IDPProperties.com

About Tribute Portfolio
Tribute Portfolio is a growing global family of characterful, independent hotels drawn together by their passion for captivating design and their drive to create vibrant social scenes for guests and locals alike. With 30 hotels open and growing, Tribute Portfolio has struck a chord with those who seek out independent experiences and crave a connection with the community when traveling. From boutique resorts like Inn at Rancho Santa Fe in California and urban hotels such as The Vagabond Club in Singapore, to hotels in indie-spirited locales like Noelle in Nashville and The Slaak in Rotterdam, each Tribute Portfolio hotel celebrates its individuality offering travelers a fresh, often colorful, perspective. Stay with character and stay connected: Instagram, Facebook and twitter. Tribute Portfolio is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the new name of Marriott’s travel program replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz- Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.com

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