Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, BVI Announces Recapitalization with The Ardent Companies, Along with Significant Improvements

Posted by Juliana Jiménez, February 2019

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (Feb 12, 2019) – Mainsail Lodging & Development is delighted to announce the recapitalization and reopening of Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina in the British Virgin Islands. On Dec. 31, 2018, The Ardent Companies, through a $41 million investment, replaced First Bank of Puerto Rico as principal lender. Mainsail Lodging & Development will continue to operate the resort under Autograph Collection® Hotels, a member of Marriott International’s industry-leading portfolio.

“This marks an extraordinary milestone in the history of our resort,” said Joe Collier, president of Mainsail Lodging & Development. “Scrub Island has been our passion project for well over a decade, and this strategic alliance ensures our guests will receive the amenities and service befitting a boutique private island resort.”

As a part of the relaunch, many improvements have been completed in the hotel’s 52 rooms and suites, as well as the collection of 10 villas, ranging from two- to six-bedroom floor plans. Resort dining options were rebranded featuring fresh concepts at the newly named Donovan’s Reef Marina Bar & Grill and Scrub Island’s signature dinner restaurant, Cardamom & Co.

Returned to its original location perched above Marina Village, Ixora Spa offers multiple treatment rooms, a private pool and a new yoga deck with spectacular views of Sir Francis Drake Channel.

Boating enthusiasts will appreciate the fully renovated 55-slip marina with brand new pedestals, providing access to power and water, as well as new lighting, including underwater illumination. Announced earlier this year, Dream Yacht Charter, the world’s leading charter company, has relocated their base of operations in the British Virgin Islands to the resort’s marina, while both Offshore Sailing School and Dive BVI offer certification classes and exciting excursions throughout the destination.

Guests can also enjoy the resort’s 24-hour fitness room; a newly upgraded Wi-Fi network that offers the fastest service with coverage throughout the resort; Donovan’s Beach with water sports and newly resurfaced multi-tiered infinity pool and pool bar; and the recently expanded North Beach, which provides the ultimate in privacy.

Always an exclusive getaway, Scrub Island Resort offers private-island luxury now more than ever, with crystal-clear water, pristine beaches and crowd-free vacationing. For reservations visit


About Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, BVI

Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina is named after its location, a serene 230-acre private-island haven situated at the east end of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. A luxury, AAA Four Diamond hotel and the first member of Marriott’s Autograph Collection in the Caribbean, the resort is tucked into a rugged cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and neighboring islands. It features 52 guest accommodations as well as a collection of two-, three-, four- and six-bedroom villas, the intimate Ixora Spa, world-class restaurants, two private beaches and a 55-slip marina. The resort marina offers exhilarating excursions through Dive BVI, sailing certifications with Offshore Sailing School and is the base of operations for Dream Yacht Charter, the world’s leading charter company. For more information, call toll free U.S. (877) 890-7444 or visit


About Mainsail Lodging & Development LLC

Mainsail Lodging & Development is a Tampa-based hospitality company that develops and operates lodging products in the Southeastern US and the Caribbean. Their property portfolio includes four Autograph Collection Hotels: Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina (, a private island resort in the British Virgin Islands; the boutique, food-focused Epicurean Hotel ( in Tampa, Florida; Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club ( on Anna Maria Island, Florida; and the historic Fenway Hotel ( in Dunedin, Florida; as well as Mainsail Beach Inn (, a boutique beachfront hotel on Anna Maria Island, Florida. The company also operates corporate housing throughout the Southeast, exclusively managing the Florida, Georgia and Tennessee markets for Oakwood Worldwide® under both its ExecuStay® ( and Oakwood® ( brands. Additional future projects include Luminary Hotel & Co. ( in Fort Myers, Florida; a 128-room Residence Inn in conjunction with an indoor sports complex in Pasco County, Florida; and a historic boutique hotel in Macon, Georgia. Mainsail Lodging’s corporate charity is Feeding Tampa Bay, the largest food rescue and distribution organization in the community. Mainsail actively supports the cause through a variety of employee and guest programs ranging from packing and sorting at the warehouse, to annual events such as the Epic Chef Showdown. Learn more at


About The Ardent Companies

The Ardent Companies is an Atlanta-based, privately held real estate investment and asset management firm with over $1 Billion of Assets under Management.  Ardent is a diverse investor across multiple commercial asset types and develops land for commercial and residential uses. It also provides debt and mezzanine capital through the Ardent Financial Fund.