New 128-room hotel off and running at state-of-the-art sports campus
TAMPA, Fla. (Dec. 28, 2021) – After a final sprint to the finish, the highly anticipated Residence Inn Tampa Wesley Chapel (2867 Lajuana Boulevard, Wesley Chapel, Florida) is officially open at the Wiregrass Ranch Sports Campus of Pasco County. The team behind the new four-story, 128-room hotel gathered earlier this month to “break the tape” during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Overlooking the 98,000-square-foot AdventHealth Sports Arena, the hotel is an easy favorite for visiting teams, locals and travelers to experience a winning new era in sports tourism at the state-of-the-art campus.
“Sitting just a few steps from the front doors of one of Pasco County’s world-class venues makes us the best option for anyone visiting the area to enjoy a wide variety of sporting events at Wiregrass Ranch Sports Campus,” said Craig Barnett, general manager. “But thanks to the excellent design team, this hotel is also ideal for business and other leisure travelers looking for suites that offer the comforts of home with amenities to cover every need.”
The hotel’s spacious guest rooms and suites feature fully equipped kitchens, separate living and sleep areas, large bathrooms and plush bedding. Along with the in-room conveniences, guests can enjoy complimentary hot breakfast, high-speed wireless internet, laundry facilities, outdoor heated pool, fitness center, 24/7 grab & go market, complimentary grocery delivery service, and Zybra bicycle rentals.
Additional amenities include flexible indoor meeting and event space, an outdoor terrace shared social space, and Skybox Rooftop Bar offering a selection of beer, wine, spirits and an unbeatable view of the surrounding sports complex and wetlands. A food menu featuring appetizers, salads, wraps and more will be available beginning the second week of January. Skybox Rooftop Bar is open to guests and locals Sunday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.; and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m beginning Wednesday, Dec. 29.
The all-star team behind the development of the hotel includes BRPH, which led the interior design team with a focus on creating spacious suites; David Nelson Construction Co., the hotel’s primary construction group; and Development Ventures Group, Inc., a partner on the project. The property is locally owned and operated by Mainsail Lodging & Development, a Tampa, Florida-based company specializing in hotel, corporate furnished housing, and resort property management and development, marketing and sales.
The hotel is located just 10 minutes west of I-75 and half an hour from Tampa International Airport. It is also convenient to The Shops at Wiregrass, an open-air lifestyle center featuring more than 100 shops, restaurants and services.
For more information, visit ResidenceInnWiregrass.com.
Ribbon Cutting Group Shot: Mainsail Lodging & Development President and Founder Joe Collier (with scissors) at the Dec. 16 ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new Residence Inn Tampa Wesley Chapel. He is joined by, from left to right, Taryn Sousa (Residence Inn Tampa Wesley Chapel), Jannah Nagar (RADDSports), Richard Blalock (RADDSports), Adam Thomas (Florida Sports Coast), Hope Kennedy (North Tampa Bay Chamber), Craig Barnett (Residence Inn Tampa Wesley Chapel), Commissioner Mike Moore (Pasco County), JD Porter (Wiregrass Ranch), Dennis Biggs (DEVEN), Thom Cunningham (DEVEN), Juli Corlew (Mainsail Lodging & Development).
First Guests: Craig Barnett, general manager, welcomed the first guests of Residence Inn Tampa Wesley Chapel, the teams from Saddle River Day School located in Saddle River, New Jersey. They will be playing in the Tampa Bay Christmas Invitational Basketball Tournament from Dec. 29 through Jan. 1 at the Wiregrass Sports Complex.
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
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