New “Stay Sojo” brand celebrates spirit of travel with on-the-go living
TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 16, 2021) – Mainsail Lodging & Development has announced the launch of Stay Sojo, a rebranded and expanded evolution of the company’s Mainsail Corporate Housing venture. Inspired by the word “sojourn,” Stay Sojo is a customer-driven brand designed to meet the needs of a new category of professional traveler in search of the flexibility, freedom, and comfort to live their own on-the-go experience. Stay Sojo offers quick and easy access to fully furnished, expertly styled one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartment homes throughout the U.S., available for short- and long-term stays.
“Just like the rest of the travel industry, the short-term rental space has been radically impacted by the events of the past 18 months, creating new opportunities for us to innovate and better meet the business and leisure travel needs of our guests,” said Joe Collier, founder and president of Mainsail Lodging & Development. “Stay Sojo has taken the exceptional service, product and people behind Mainsail’s corporate housing success and elevated the experience from start to finish, catering to professional travelers who want a more personalized and memorable stay no matter the journey they’re on.”
Regarding the timing of the Stay Sojo launch, Collier cited research from Skift, the world’s leading travel news source, which points to a strong year ahead for the short-term rental industry. “Indications are for positive growth – average occupancy is rebounding and estimated to grow 30% this year, with the industry returning to 2019 booking levels by 2023,” he added. “Now is the perfect time to introduce Stay Sojo.”
Stay Sojo offers luxury, furnished living spaces with flexible month-to-month stays in more than 100 cities throughout the U.S., with shorter stay options in some locations. By launching Stay Sojo, Mainsail has more firmly established itself among the growing number of companies and services competing in the booming world of alternative accommodations, working to attract the new wave of digital nomads who want to explore new cities, without the added cost of moving expenses. Located in many major markets nationwide and appealing to these “work from anywhere” travelers, Stay Sojo’s apartment homes are professionally styled with fully equipped kitchens, in-suite laundry, and laptop-friendly work areas, allowing guests to work and play in environments that feel like home. Some units are also pet-friendly and offer unique amenities that are designed to enhance every lifestyle.
“The way so many of us work and travel has changed forever, with unprecedented freedom and flexibility to choose how and where we work outside traditional office spaces,” said Jana Collier, Managing Partner of Stay Sojo. “As a part of the Mainsail family, Stay Sojo is helping set a new standard of excellence in refined, short-term housing, connecting our guests with cities and spaces that feel like home, while providing unforgettable service.”
For more information, visit StaySojo.com.
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