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Tampa’s Epicurean Hotel Announces New Spa Director for Spa Evangeline

Posted by Kelly Stafford, May 2023

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TAMPA, Fla. (May 16, 2023) – Epicurean Hotel recently announced the addition of Rianon Cepriano as Spa Director of Spa Evangeline located in the 137-room boutique hotel in the trendy Hyde Park historic district of South Tampa. Cepriano will oversee day-to-day operations of the spa, including the treatment menu and special promotions, staff management and training, spa product lines and retail. Cepriano will also serve as Area Director of Arch Amenity Group (formerly WTS International), the company that manages Spa Evangeline. She will oversee sister spas in Clearwater, St. Petersburg and Tampa.

“Spa Evangeline is woven into the fabric of the Epicurean Hotel’s culinary mission with carefully selected treatments and products,” said Shawn Routten, General Manager. “Rianon’s experience and expertise are sure to enhance the already unique and innovative offerings the spa brings to our guests and locals alike.”

Prior to this position, Cepraino worked at Spa Oceana at The Don CeSar Hotel on St. Pete Beach, where she began as Assistant Spa Director and was promoted to Spa Director. During her tenure, she was awarded Spa Director of the Year in 2018. She also worked as a Spa Therapy Supervisor with The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay in California and later as a Massage Therapy Instructor for Everest University in Florida.  Cepriano is a graduate of California’s National Holistic Institute and is a nationally certified massage therapist and health educator.

The food-focused Epicurean Hotel features a state-of-the-art culinary classroom known as the Epicurean Theatre; Élevage SoHo Kitchen & Bar signature restaurant; EDGE Rooftop Cocktail Lounge; Bern’s Fine Wines & Spirits wine shop; Evangeline full-service spa; Chill Bros. Scoop Shop; and 5,200-square feet of flexible event space. The Epicurean Hotel was developed in collaboration with Mainsail Lodging & Development and the legendary Bern’s Steak House and is the first newly constructed hotel property in the United States to join the prestigious Autograph Collection® of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR). For information and reservations at the Epicurean Hotel, call (855) U-AWAKEN (829-2536) or visit


About Mainsail Lodging & Development LLC
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. 

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