Tampa-based Mainsail Lodging & Development will open The Karol Hotel, the first Tribute Portfolio hotel in Pinellas County, Florida, this fall. The hotel is named for and inspired by Karol Kelly Bullard, “Miss Karol K,” wife of Fred Bullard, ceo of The Bullard Group, which is developing the property.
Fred and Karol Bullard are known as two of the area’s most notable duos. When presented the opportunity to build a hotel, as chairman and ceo of The Bullard Group, Fred says that he knew it would be an homage to Karol.
The new boutique hotel will feature 123 guest rooms and suites adorned in a palette of white marble, tawny beige, gray, and accents of clear Florida sky blue carpet with an abstracted feather motif. Additionally, the development will include a lobby bar and restaurant; a rooftop bar overlooking Tampa Bay; a combined 7,340 sq. ft. of event space, including a ballroom and executive conference rooms; and a resort-style pool and fitness center.
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