The 360-room Mainsail Suites Hotel & Conference Center in Tampa is converting 240 of its one- and two-bedroom suites into long-term residential units, known as Mainsail Apartment Homes. The complex will also offer furnished temporary corporate housing through ExecuStay. The remaining 120 suites will continue to function as hotel space, along with the existing 17,000-square-foot special events center.
“Our property was originally conceived and designed for long-term stays, so this conversion was a natural evolution of our product,” Joe Collier, president of Mainsail Lodging & Development, says in a press release. “We're now able to offer newly renovated apartments with truly unique amenities including 24-hour staffing, room service and an on-site restaurant and pub.”
The property will also undergo $1.5 million in interior upgrades to enhance the apartments and suites and the clubhouse and lobby. Scheduled for completion by August, room renovations will include upgraded flooring throughout the living rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms and fresh paint throughout. The community's clubhouse will also receive new paint and the reception desk will be enhanced to include a stack stone backdrop and updated signage.