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Mainsail Suites Debuts 17,500 Square Feet Of New Meeting Space

With $11 million expansion complete, hotel continues to grow despite tough economy.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009
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Mainsail Suites Hotel & Conference Center hasn't let the national recession and global economic slowdown stop its growth plans. The independent hotel successfully completed an $11 million expansion project – adding to the property an 8,000 square foot meeting center, 6,000 square foot outdoor patio, picturesque gazebo, lush landscaping as well as an eye-catching fountain in a serene pond.

"This completion of this exciting expansion project gives us the opportunity to promote more group business and special events, such as weddings, parties and business meetings," said Joe Brown, vice president of sales and marketing for Mainsail Lodging and Development. "It's an exciting time for Mainsail Suites."

The new meeting center features stunning 16-foot tall ceilings and a thoughtful, beautiful design that allows the space to easily double as a great spot for business travelers attending a conference or board meeting or as the fairy tale room that a bride and groom would expect for their once-in-a-lifetime wedding reception. Top-of-the-line audio-visual technology, gadgets and other amenities ensure that the needs of all types of groups can be accommodated. With the added space, the center will now be able to handle 350 people for a conference or about 500 for a wedding or banquet.

Guests will be able to nosh on appetizers or sip cocktails on the new 6,000-square-foot outdoor patio, complete with fabulous seating in a picturesque gazebo that overlooks a beautiful pond. After a long day of meetings inside, guests can take a stroll outside on the spacious patio to enjoy the beautiful Tampa weather and refresh their senses. Or, couples can start their wedding festivities with a cocktail reception outside that takes advantage of the spacious outdoor area with a beautiful view overlooking a pond. The new conference center and patio are just a short walk from the Mainsail Hotel.

The hotel offers 360 comfortable suites – some with one bedroom and some with two bedrooms – that are set up condominium-style and are much larger than your average hotel room. Each non-smoking suite comes with a full size kitchen, living/dining room, three TV's and two bathrooms – plenty of space for those who wish to stretch out and relax after a busy day at the Conference Center. In addition to the spacious rooms, Mainsail also offers a variety of amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible:
  • Free Internet
  • Cable TV with over 20 channels and Showtime
  • Iron and Ironing board in each room
  • Hair dryer
  • 2-line telephone and free local calls
  • Newspaper
  • Coffee makers
  • AM/FM radio alarm clocks
  • Voice mail service
  • Indoor climate control
  • Private balcony or patio
  • Full-size kitchen and dining room (limited utensils in kitchen, more available upon request)
  • Living room with TV, sofa and armchair
  • Washer Dryers are not in the suites, but can be rented on a monthly basis
Two dining options are available for guests. Latitudes Pub & Grill opens early in the morning for breakfast and stays open through dinner. Its pub stays open until late at night for those who wish to enjoy a cocktail after a long day. The Starving Artists Café, which opens for lunch daily, offers more of a deli atmosphere.

For more information about Mainsail's expansion, to schedule a wedding or conference or to make a reservation, visit www.mainsailtampa.com or call (866) 724-5287.

Mainsail Suites Hotel and Conference Center, located just minutes from Tampa International Airport and from the Raymond James Stadium/Outback Bowl and Legends Field, offers its guests something better than a typical hotel room. Its 360 spacious suites are more than double the size of a standard hotel room and include a full kitchen, living and dining room. Mainsail's recently completed $11 million expansion project added 8,000 square feet of meeting space and a 6,000 square foot patio that overlooks a pond with an eye-catching fountain.

Mainsail Suites Hotel and Conference Center is owned and managed by Mainsail Lodging & Development, a Tampa, Florida based company that specializes in property management and development, marketing and sales. For more information on Mainsail Lodging, visit the website at www.mainsailhotels.com.
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