Trilith Guesthouse announced their partnership on Nov. 11 during Leap for Literacy’s 100th published book celebration at the Town Stage in the Town at Trilith. Leap for Literacy, founded by children’s book author Stan Tucker, is removing the financial barriers that prevent low-income students from obtaining sought-after books by using kindness as currency; in the process, creating lifelong readers, writers, and countless opportunities for children to learn and grow.
Fayetteville, Ga. (Nov. 30, 2023) – Trilith Guesthouse (350 Trilith Parkway, Fayetteville, Georgia), the new 193-room boutique hotel whose story will begin with its January 2024 opening, has announced its partnership with local nonprofit Leap for Literacy. Leap for Literacy, founded by children’s book author Stan Tucker, is removing the financial barriers that prevent low-income students from obtaining sought-after books by using kindness as currency; in the process, creating lifelong readers, writers, and countless opportunities for children to learn and grow. Trilith Guesthouse announced their partnership on Nov. 11 during Leap for Literacy’s 100th published book celebration at the Town Stage in the Town at Trilith.
“This hotel is designed to awaken and inspire the storyteller in us all, a perfect complement to Leap for Literacy’s mission to inspire kindness and change stories,” said James Green III, General Manager of Trilith Guesthouse. “We’re very excited to help support their efforts to increase literacy for our next generation of storytellers everywhere.”
Joe Collier, President and Founder of Mainsail Lodging & Development, one of the companies behind Trilith Guesthouse, was the keynote speaker at the Nov. 11 event marking publication of Leap for Literacy’s 100th book written by students from across the United States as part of its “Share Your Story” program. According to Collier, the new partnership with Leap for Literacy will include several different initiatives at the hotel, including the onsite display and sale of a collection of these books written by student authors.
“By purchasing these books, our guests will directly support Leap for Literacy’s mission,” said Collier. “And what could be a better take-home gift for a child from a traveling parent or friend than a book written by a child?”
As part of the partnership, associates of Trilith Guesthouse will be encouraged to volunteer to support Leap for Literacy, helping increase literacy rates and change the stories of local students. Leap for Literacy and Trilith Guesthouse are also planning an annual event that will bring awareness to the organization and raise funds to support future initiatives. Details will be announced soon on the Trilith Guesthouse website and social media pages.
“We’re delighted to welcome Trilith Guesthouse as our newest community supporter,” said Stan Tucker, founder of Leap for Literacy. “Beyond the shared core value of kindness, a hotel founded on the importance of inspiring and changing stories is the perfect fit for promoting literacy. We’re excited to make this a productive and long-lasting partnership for the children in [and out of] our community.”
Scheduled to open January 2024, Trilith Guesthouse sits proudly at the main entrance of the European-inspired Town at Trilith in Fayetteville, Georgia, adjacent to Trilith Studios, a premier film and television studio in North America. Designed to inspire creativity and collaboration, the five-story, 193-key boutique hotel will include 36 apartment-style studios and one-bedroom suites; a signature street-level restaurant; fifth-floor rooftop bar; culinary studio; and indoor/outdoor event spaces spanning more than 17,000 square feet. Trilith Guesthouse will become a member of Marriott’s Tribute Portfolio of independent boutique hotels and is currently accepting reservations for Feb. 1, 2024, and beyond. Learn more at TrilithGuesthouse.com.
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About Leap for Literacy
Leap for Literacy is a Georgia-based non-profit youth development organization designed to inspire kindness and change stories through a number of dynamic initiatives. Students develop their reading and writing skills as they earn books in exchange for acts of kindness. In addition, Leap for Literacy partners with Share Your Story to help children learn to write their own books. To date, Leap for Literacy has published over 100 books written by students. With the mission to create educational experiences that enrich the lives of students, children grow up to be kind, well-read, accomplished adults. Learn more at LeapForLiteracy.org.
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Mainsail Lodging & Development is an award-winning, Tampa, Florida-based company specializing in hotel, furnished housing, and resort property management and development, marketing and sales. An established company with a dynamic entrepreneurial spirit, Mainsail prides itself in finding unique lodging opportunities with a purpose and applying its passion and expertise to each project. Founded by President Joe Collier with a combination of daring vision and dogged determination, Mainsail has built an impressive portfolio of top-branded properties throughout the southeastern United States and Caribbean. Each Mainsail property inspires guests with a distinct character and meticulously crafted, sophisticated style, from a private island resort, and urban culinary showplaces, to waterfront marvels, boutique southern hotels, and a historic jazz era icon. Stay Sojo, Mainsail’s newest brand, provides short-term furnished living options across the country, while Mainsail Vacation Rentals manages a collection of private vacation homes in Florida and the Caribbean. To ensure long-term success and profitability, Mainsail relies on the dedication of its high-performing associates, a growing group of enterprising investors, and a commitment to giving back, every step of the way. Learn more at MainsailHotels.com.
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Development Ventures Group, Inc. (“DEVEN”) develops and invests in high quality real estate assets, with a commitment to a deep analytical approach and an enduring commitment to integrity in all their dealings. DEVEN’s mission is to develop, invest in, and own hospitality, student housing, and mixed use projects that offer superior risk-adjusted returns. They believe that a company of means with an intimate understanding of real estate and a willingness to work hard can transform difficult projects into successful ventures for owners and investors. Their success as a developer and investor in the private and public sectors stems from actively managing the development and investment process from start to finish, innovative structuring, and an unwavering commitment to partners, clients and investors. You can learn more about past and current projects at DevenGroup.us
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