Vantage Rooftop Bar Opens March 6 at New Karol Hotel

Posted: March 4, 2020

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TAMPA, Fla. (March 4, 2020) – The Karol Hotel has announced an opening date of Friday, March 6 for its Vantage Rooftop Bar, a stylish new rooftop bar that crowns the newly opened Tribute Portfolio property, Pinellas County’s first. Perched atop the 12-story hotel, Vantage will be the first of its kind in the area, with a climate-controlled setting that will make the rooftop retreat accessible year-round. Vantage Rooftop Bar will be open Monday through Thursday from 4 to 11 p.m., Friday from 4 p.m. to midnight, Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Seating is first-come, first-served.

“We fully expect Vantage to become the next big hotspot in the St. Pete/Clearwater area,” said Adam Duffey, General Manager at The Karol Hotel. “It will fit perfectly within this community and we can’t wait to show it off to locals and visitors alike.”

While enjoying views of the downtown Tampa skyline, guests at Vantage can sip artisan cocktails, cool off with local craft beers and share tantalizing tapas. Featured menu items include warm pretzel bites, smoked chicken wings, Asian style bbq short ribs and more. Taking center stage is the fire onyx bar, lit from beneath, giving it a warm orange-red glow. Available for private social or corporate gatherings, the unique 2,027-square-foot space can accommodate up to 122 guests, with seating for 72.

The Karol Hotel is named for and inspired by Karol Kelly Bullard, “Miss Karol K,” wife of Fred Bullard, CEO of The Bullard Group, developer and owner of the property. Celebrating the serendipity that first brought Karol and Fred Bullard together, The Karol embodies the couples’ timeless personality and style, Florida roots, and unique story. No visit to Vantage Rooftop Bar will be complete without a photo under the custom neon lights that read, “Don’t I know you from somewhere?” – the famous pick-up line Fred used to grab Karol’s attention.

Centrally located off in beautiful Feather Sound between Clearwater, St. Pete and Tampa, The Karol features 123 guest rooms and suites; the signature K Club Bar & Bistro; Vantage Rooftop Bar overlooking Tampa Bay; a combined 7,340 square feet of event space, including a ballroom and executive conference rooms; and an outside pool and fitness center.

For more information on Vantage Rooftop Bar and The Karol Hotel, visit


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About Mainsail Lodging & Development LLC

Mainsail Lodging & Development is a Tampa-based hospitality company that develops and operates lodging products in the Southeastern U.S. and the Caribbean. Their property portfolio includes four Autograph Collection hotels: Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina (, a private island resort in the British Virgin Islands; the boutique, food-focused Epicurean Hotel ( in Tampa, Florida; Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club ( on Anna Maria Island, Florida; and the historic Fenway Hotel ( in Dunedin, Florida; as well as Mainsail Beach Inn (, a boutique beachfront hotel on Anna Maria Island, Florida and The Karol Hotel (, the first Tribute Portfolio hotel in Pinellas County, Florida. The company also operates corporate housing throughout the Southeast under its Mainsail Corporate Housing brand, as well as exclusively managing the Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee markets for Oakwood Worldwide® under both its ExecuStay® ( and Oakwood® ( brands. Mainsail Lodging also manages a portfolio of private vacation homes through its Mainsail Vacation Rentals ( offered on Homes & Villas by Marriott International. Additional future projects include Luminary Hotel & Co. ( in Fort Myers, Florida; Epicurean Atlanta Midtown; 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


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 38 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



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