A new formula business is coming to Holmes Beach from an unexpected place.
Joe Collier, president of Mainsail Lodging & Development, announced in an Aug. 24 news release that the Waterline Marina Resort and Beach Club would be part of the Marriott Autograph Collection, an assortment of boutique hotels operated by Marriott International Inc.
Mainsail is developing the Waterline resort, which claims to be the only full-service hotel on Anna Maria Island with 37 units of mostly two-bedroom suites with a marina.
Beach amenities for guests will be provided at the Mainsail Beach Inn on the Gulf of Mexico at 101 66th St., Holmes Beach.
Marriott has purchased some or all of Mainsail’s investment in the Waterline resort, according to the news release. How much of the property Marriott owns remains unclear.
Calls and emails Aug. 25 and Aug. 26 requesting comments from Collier and Norwood Smith, Mainsail vice president of sales and marketing, were unsuccessful before press time for The Islander.
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