Tampa-based hospitality company Mainsail Lodging & Development has appointed Jason Perkins as general manager of The Karol Hotel, the first Tribute Portfolio hotel in Pinellas County, Fla.
Perkins is replacing Adam Duffey, who is now the new general manager of the historic Fenway Hotel in Dunedin, Fla. Both Perkins and Duffey will oversee hiring, training, and day-to-day operations at their respective properties, while maintaining the implementation of Mainsail’s service strategies and initiatives to exceed guest expectations and increase market share.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Jason to the Mainsail team and have Adam take the helm at Fenway Hotel,” said Joe Collier, president and founder, Mainsail Lodging & Development. “Both bring extensive industry experience, passion for hospitality, and intuitive leadership to these two boutique Tampa properties.”
Before becoming general manager at The Karol Hotel, Perkins was dual director of operations at the Lexington Marriott City Center & Residence Inn in Kentucky, where he guided the successful openings of two hotels and a rooftop restaurant. Prior to that, he was director of services at the Charlotte Marriott City Center in North Carolina. Perkins began his career as a front office manager at the Embassy Suites Philadelphia Airport and worked his way up through various positions at various properties, including the Hotel Adagio in San Francisco and the W Atlanta Downtown.
With more than 15 years in the hospitality industry, Perkins has a bachelor’s degree in hotel management from the University of South Florida.
“Jason has devoted his entire career to the domestic hotel industry,” says Collier. “We look forward to him sharing his knowledge and expertise from hotels across the country with the guests and staff of The Karol, as well as our team at Mainsail.”
As former general manager of The Karol Hotel, Duffey helped open the property in 2020 and was recognized as Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice and AAA Four Diamond. Duffey developed his management and operations skill set in the Tampa/St. Pete area’s hotel industry and continues to excel.
“We’re confident Adam will bring his same level of enthusiasm and passion for service to Fenway,” adds Collier.