Posted: February 15, 2023
SCRUB ISLAND, British Virgin Islands (Feb. 15, 2023) – Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina has appointed Carol Baker-Robinson as Director of Finance and Hailee Concepción as Senior Assistant Director of Finance & Accounting of the luxury, private-island getaway. Baker-Robinson will oversee strategic planning, ROI analysis, budgeting, profit maximization and more, while Concepción will handle day-to-day operations of the accounting department, such as monthly forecasts, financial reports, and profit and loss statements.
Baker-Robinson has spent three decades in financial management in the hospitality industry, working with globally recognized brands and multimillion-dollar resorts. Most recently the Director of Finance at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas, she has also worked with The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta, and various Marriott properties in the northeast U.S., including New York City. She has a degree in business administration from Pace University School of Business in New York.
Concepción is also joining Scrub Island Resort from The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas, where he was the Senior Assistant Director of Finance & Accounting. He began his nearly 20-year hospitality career at the New York Marriott Marquis Times Square and spent many years in the city before heading to the Caribbean. Concepción holds a degree in accounting and finance from City University of New York Baruch College.
“We are fortunate to add two extremely talented professionals to our finance team,” stated Vice President & Managing Partner of Mainsail Lodging & Development Julianne Corlew. “Their knowledge and direction will continue to guide the resort’s financial operations as efficiently and effectively as possible.”
Tucked along a rugged cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and neighboring islands, the resort has offered a serene haven for travelers since opening in 2010, providing exceptional on-island experiences and an ideal location for island-hopping exploration of the best of the BVI. The resort offers several overnight options for guests and sailing vessels, with 52 guest accommodations, including suites with gourmet kitchens, spacious living areas and private/oversized balconies, as well as a collection of two-, three-, four- and six-bedroom villas, and a 55-slip marina with five for mega yachts up to 170 feet. Two private beaches, a waterfront infinity pool, an intimate spa, world-class dining, and on-site access to dive and sailing charters complete the overall experience on Scrub Island. A year-round tropical climate, balmy breezes and crystal-clear waters are the perfect setting to enjoy other island adventures, such as hiking, paddleboarding, kayaking, snorkeling and more. An on-site boutique with high-end resort wear and accessories, sundries shop with grab & go options, and full-service provisions store with gourmet foods, fresh produce, meats, seafood, beer, wine, spirits and more are all available to resort and mooring guests.
For reservations or more information, visit ScrubIsland.com or call (877) 890-7444.
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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 leadership team, a growing group of enterprising investors, and a commitment to giving back, every step of the way. MainsailHotels.com
Kelly Prieto, APR
Hayworth Public Relations