Mainsail Lodging & Development Announces Spring Property Enhancements Scrub Island, Epicurean Hotel and Mainsail Beach Inn Add Upgrades
TAMPA, Fla. (March 23, 2017) – Mainsail Lodging & Development is announcing a new round of upgrades and enhancements to three of its properties: Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina in the British Virgin Islands, Epicurean Hotel in Tampa and Mainsail Beach Inn on Anna Maria Island. Ranging from new artwork, furnishings and lighting to outdoor amenities and landscaping, the spring improvements include a mix of the aesthetic and the adventurous at these distinct hotels and resort.
Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina
Improvements at this private-island, AAA Four Diamond resort in the British Virgin Islands include the opening of Donovan’s Lounge, landscaping, a historic walk and garden tour and Flex Boats. Donovan’s Lounge, which is named after Donovan’s Reef, is located inside the Caravela Restaurant and features a relaxing ambiance with comfortable seating and a drink menu highlighting Caribbean favorites, martinis and reimagined classics designed by the bar staff. The new state-of-the-art irrigation system and comprehensive planting program will enhance the lush landscaping around the resort’s luxury villas, roadways and marina village with flora such as bright and rambling bougainvillea. Starting from the Grand Pavilion, the new history walk takes guests for a morning stroll to discover the island’s rich and colorful past – from Christopher Columbus’ discovery and early Dutch settlers, to plundering pirates and present-day facts on how the resort was developed. The walk concludes in the history garden at the top of Little Scrub Island, where guests can take in breathtaking, panoramic views of the Caribbean. For adventure-seekers, the resort now offers a fun fleet of new Flex Boats. Available for rent from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the boats allow guests to explore the waters of Scrub Island, Marina Cay, Great Camanoe and Trellis Bay for up to 4 hours for $250. For more information or to make a reservation, call toll free U.S. (888) 678-8912 or visit ScrubIsland.com.
Located in the trendy Hyde Park historic district of South Tampa, the food-focused Epicurean Hotel has announced a variety of updates to the popular rooftop lounge, EDGE Social Drinkery. Upgrades include the addition of a 60-inch television, computerized ambient lighting, new artwork and refreshed seating areas. Food and beverage options are being expanded as well, with new wine, beer and cocktail lists, and updated menus. Comfortable seating areas throughout EDGE now sport updated cushions in classic stripes of gray, blue, orange and cream, complemented by burnt orange throw pillows. Dramatic new lighting adds even more color, illuminating the bar area in shifting shades of light. Specially commissioned by Bern’s Steak House and the Epicurean Hotel, the artist Dalek will supply new artwork for EDGE. His artistic creation is scheduled to be unveiled April 23 to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Bern’s Winefest. Wine and beer offerings at EDGE are being nearly doubled and will include local craft options. In addition to classics such as the Old Fashioned, Moscow Mule and others, all served with an EDGE twist, the expansive cocktail menu will showcase some edgier new craft cocktails. Guests can try the Slurring Soccer Mom, with Stoli Elit, St. Germain, fresh lemon juice and fresh berry reduction, or the Surrender the Booty, a wink to Tampa’s Gasparilla celebrations that includes Stoli Elit and apple liquor. Feeding all the fun is a new menu of innovative, made-to-order small plates, such as short rib quesadillas and duck lettuce wraps. Desserts will be offered for the first-time and are accompanied by a list of ports, sherry and madeira. For information or reservations, call (855) U-AWAKEN (829-2536) or visit EpicureanHotel.com.
Mainsail Beach Inn
Overlooking the stunning turquoise waters of Anna Maria Island, Mainsail Beach Inn recently completed a face lift with lush new landscaping, fresh exterior paint and upgraded pool furniture. Mainsail Beach Inn will also enhance the feel and look of the property by adding new furnishings to units this May. Construction has begun on two additional units, bringing the total number of boutique two- and three-bedroom residences to 14. Beach Inn also recently launched a new website that allows users to browse the property, explore things to do in the area, and seamlessly book their next trip with just a few clicks. For more information, call (888) 849-2642 or visit MainsailBeachInn.com.
Mainsail Lodging & Development continues to expand its award-winning collection with the addition of three new Florida properties: Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club on Anna Maria Island (May 2017), Fenway Hotel in Dunedin (2017) and a hotel in downtown Fort Myers (2018). For more information, visit www.mainsailhotels.com.
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 (ExecuStay.com) 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 May 2017. 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.
An Evening with Brian Talley, Owner/Winegrower, Talley Vineyards & Talley Farms
Tuesday, March 21, (7-9 p.m.) in the Epicurean Theatre
Epicurean Theatre welcomes Brian Talley, owner/winegrower of Talley Vineyards & Talley Farms to this month’s dinner and wine pairing class in Tampa. Brian will share his California farm-to-table philosophy, an excellent three-course menu with wine pairings and share stories from the farm. Tickets are $65 per person, and only a few remain. Hurry, and snag your seat here.
An Interview with Joyce Endaya, finding humanKIND.
We first met Joyce through Feeding Tampa Bay, where she was the Civic Relations and Corporate Partnerships Manager. Just recently, Joyce left her Feeding Tampa Bay family to start a new journey. We have a feeling you’re going to love this.
Finding humanKIND is a collection of stories and portraits, meant to inspire kindness and empower change, gathered from the beautiful people we meet on our cross-country journey. We’re out to prove there is more good in this world and everyone is capable of making a difference, all it takes is a little bit of kindness.
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Epicurean Theatre welcomes Brian Talley, owner/winegrower of Talley Vineyards & Talley Farms to this month’s cooking class lineup in Tampa.
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EDGE Social Drinkery launches their newest rooftop bar menu featuring new crafted cocktails, boutique spirits, wine and craft beers.
Since my last feature on EDGE’s new cocktail menu, we’ve added a few additional cocktails on the list. A few favorites worth mentioning are the Dark and Stormy, Clover Club, Satenta y Cinco and the Kings Truce. Read More
Lucky for you, here’s an early reminder that Chef Beth from Cloud 9 Confections returns to the Epicurean Theatre for her March cupcake class in Tampa. Get ready for three new cupcakes recipes themes featuring St. Patrick’s Day treats. Guests will learn how to make a sweet trio of desserts guaranteed to impress all your friends and family, while sipping on handcrafted libations prepared by Élevage Leprechauns. Read More
Join us as we welcome Nichole Campo; author, mother and self- taught chef to the Epicurean Theatre on March 31st. After preparing a 3-course dinner from her cookbook, Secrets of My Food Affair: A Gluten- Free Romance, your gluten free expectations are sure to change. Whether you suffer from gluten intolerance, Celiac Disease or are in the market for delicious and healthy recipes, this hands-on cooking class will be sure to satisfy your taste buds and Awaken Appetites Unknown! Read More