TAMPA, Fla. (April 26, 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.”
“The entire Epicurean team strives to give our guests the ultimate Autograph Collection experience, going above and beyond every day,” said Joe Collier, president of Mainsail Lodging & Development, which developed the Epicurean Hotel in collaboration with the legendary Bern’s Steak House. “Being honored by Marriott as Hotel of the Year is well-deserved recognition for all their hard work and unwavering commitment to a truly outstanding product.”
“Not only did we have a record-breaking year with wonderful financial results, we really stretched the boundaries this year with some milestone programs,” said Tom Haines, general manager of the Epicurean Hotel. “With events ranging from the Friends of James Beard Dinner to the Epic Chef Showdown in collaboration with Feeding Tampa Bay, we were really able to showcase the heart and soul of the hotel.”
Located in the trendy Hyde Park historic district of South Tampa, Florida, the food-focused Epicurean Hotel features a state-of-the-art culinary classroom known as the Epicurean Theatre; Élevage, a restaurant where classic recipes are re-imagined; EDGE rooftop bar; Chocolate Pi pâtisserie; Bern’s Fine Wines & Spirits wine shop; Evangeline full-service spa; and 5,200-square feet of flexible event space.
For information or reservations for the Epicurean, please call (855) U-AWAKEN (829-2536) or visit www.EpicureanHotel.com.
About Mainsail Lodging and Development Group
Mainsail Lodging and 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 in the Spring of 2017.
About Autograph Collection Hotels
The Autograph Collection is an evolving ensemble of strikingly independent hotels. Exactly like nothing else, each destination has been selected for its quality, bold originality, rich character and uncommon details. From near to far, iconic to historic, the result is an array properties that is nothing less than unique, nothing short of collectively exceptional. For more information and reservations please visit www.autographhotels.com, or explore our social media channels to learn more about championing the independent spirit.