Florida's Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club appoints new executive team

Photo credit: Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club (The hotel added Christopher Hunter as GM, Noland Dunnan as food & beverage manager and Vincent Isbell as director of engineering.)

Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club, a full-service boutique waterfront hotel on Anna Maria Island, announced three new additions to the hotel’s executive team: Christopher Hunter, GM; Noland Dunnan, food and beverage manager; and Vincent Isbell, director of engineering.

Christopher Hunter. Photo credit: Waterline Marina
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Chris Hunter, GM of the Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club, will oversee the hiring of new staff and day-to-day operations of Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club, as well as its sister property, Mainsail Beach Inn, a 12-unit luxury beachfront property on the west coast of Anna Maria Island. With more than 14 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Hunter comes to Waterline from MGM Hotels & Resorts in Mississippi, where he worked for one and a half years as front service manager. During his career, Hunter earned recognitions including manager of the year at both The Resort at Singer Island and Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa. Hunter also served eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps and during his time was Sergeant of Marines stationed around the world.

Noland Dunnan has been appointed as the food & beverage manager of Eliza Ann’s Coastal Kitchen, the resort’s signature restaurant. Dunnan will oversee day-to-day restaurant operations, staff training and customer relations. Prior to joining Waterline, Dunnan served for more than one year as manager of the Pier 22 Restaurant in downtown Bradenton, where he directed daily operations and coordinated functions between restaurant and culinary teams. He also worked as a manager at the Sandbar Restaurant on Anna Maria Island. Dunnan has more than 15 years in the hospitality industry and served in the U.S. Army.

As Waterline’s new director of engineering, Todd Isbell will manage and direct daily operations and maintenance of the property, infrastructure and facilities. Prior to joining Waterline, Isbell spent time working for Double Tree by Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore. With over 26 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Isbell prides himself on understanding all aspects of hotel operations and ensuring seamless execution across all departments to deliver a seamless experience for guests.

“This team we have formed at Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club is truly exceptional,”  Joe Collier, president of Mainsail Lodging & Development, said in a statement. “Our employees are the spirit of the hotel and are responsible for our continued success, and we look forward to seeing them succeed and grow with us.”

Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club includes 37 two-bedroom suites; a 50-slip marina offering a variety of water activities; 2,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space; Eliza Ann’s Coastal Kitchen restaurant and bar; and a resort-style swimming pool with oversized sun deck extending into the marina.