Mainsail’s Epicurean Hotel, Scrub Island Resort Named “Best Hotels for 2017” by U.S. News & World Report
TAMPA, Fla. (February 13, 2017) – Mainsail Lodging & Development is honored to announce the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa and Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina in the British Virgin Islands have been ranked among the “Best Hotels for 2017” by U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice.
Mainsail Lodging & Development announced today the promotion of Tom Haines to vice president of operations. For the past four years, Haines has served as general manager of the boutique 137-room Epicurean Hotel in the trendy Hyde Park historic district of South Tampa. In his new role, Haines will oversee operations at all hotels in Mainsail Lodging’s portfolio, as well as pre-openings for new hospitality projects.
TAMPA, Fla. (December 7, 2016) – This holiday season, the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, Florida is offering a sleigh full of seasonal fun for all appetites. Guests will be surrounded by culinary-themed décor, including the signature wine bottle tree, and will be treated to a holiday feast for the senses. Those in need of an extra room for visiting relatives, the Epicurean is offering rates as low as $165 throughout the holiday season for Florida residents.
Cooking Competition Pairs Local Chefs and Residents to Benefit Hillsborough County Center of Excellence
The Hillsborough County Center of Excellence and the Epicurean Hotel are partnering with celebrity chef Max Hardy and FOX 13 anchor Russell Rhodes to host “Chefs for Excellence” cooking competition. Participants can choose to be part of the action and compete or sit on the sidelines and enjoy the show.
From now through Sept. 3, 2016, Floridians hungry to travel the Sunshine State can visit the food-focused Epicurean Hotel at a savings of 25 percent. With rates starting as low as $139, residents have the opportunity to experience the culinary-themed, boutique hotel, located in the trendy Hyde Park historic district of South Tampa.
The Epicurean Hotel is hosting the second Epic Chef Showdown to benefit Feeding Tampa Bay, the area’s largest food rescue and distribution organization. The Epic Chef Showdown is a seven-week competition pitting eight of the Tampa Bay area’s top restaurants against each other in a friendly cooking competition judged by a panel of local celebrities.
The Epicurean Hotel is once again hosting their epic SPLASH Sundays pool parties 10 weekends in a row beginning July 3. Each week SPLASH sponsors – Appleton Rum and Coca Cola – will present a variety of rotating entertainment and activities including music from DJ Fresh and The Certified Fresh DJs, craft cocktail specials and whimsical food-themed pool floats. Additional food and drinks will also be available.
TAMPA, Fla. (April 21, 2016) – As part of Marriott’s Full Service Franchise Awards, the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa was recently named 2015 Hotel of the Year – Autograph Collection – East. The accolade is based on a set of specific criteria and guiding principles, including revenue and room nights, as well as the hotel’s execution of brand strategy, staff teamwork and cultivating the Marriott culture. One of 99 properties worldwide in Marriott’s Autograph Collection, the Epicurean Hotel was honored by Marriott International in 2013 as the “Opening of the Year.”
Mainsail Lodging & Development Appoints New Regional Director of Operations and Corporate Director of Sales
Mainsail Lodging & Development has promoted Tom Haines and Brandon Marshall to regional director of operations and corporate director of sales, respectively. Both Haines and Marshall are managers of Mainsail’s successful Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, Florida. A Tampa-based hospitality company, Mainsail Lodging & Development develops and operates lodging products in the Southeastern United States and the Caribbean.