Meet Frontdesk: Senior Project Manager

For this edition of Meet Frontdesk, we sat down with Carolina Martinez, Senior Project Manager and Designer. Carolina began at Frontdesk 2.5 years ago and during that time, has taken on various job duties and truly exemplifying our core values of “clean the toilets” and “own it”. Prior to Frontdesk, Carolina worked in various fields including Amazon photographer and ophthalmic technician. In her free time, she enjoys exploring new cities and different restaurants, cooking, hiking, biking, shopping, and spending time with her dog.

Tell me about your role and what you do here at Frontdesk?

From As a Senior Project Manager and Designer, I go to different markets and build out the cities to get it started up for the city manager. This covers everything from design documents, making sure city managers know what to order, handling the logistics for the moving company, organizing furniture in storage, and making sure all supplies and furniture needed are ordered. Once the units are staged, I also work with the photographers to ensure they know what to shoot and shoot it correctly.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

Getting to visit different cities and explore new places.

Favorite Frontdesk city?

Phoenix or Scottsdale

What has been your biggest learning experience since starting at Frontdesk?

Being adaptable, sometimes you have to do things you don’t want to do or that aren’t in your job description. Being a team player and adapting to any change possible.

What advice would you give to others in your role?

Always be ready for anything! Especially for project managers, you never know where you’re going to live next. You could be in a city for a few weeks or a few months so it’s good to always be ready to go!

Bucket list place to visit?

Ireland or Iceland- just to explore the landscapes. They are so beautiful!

Welcome to Detroit!

Frontdesk is excited to show you around one of our newest cities: Detroit, Michigan! Known as Motor City, Detroit is where the American auto industry came alive with Henry Ford. Detroit is a rising star of a city that is continuing to build and grow each year. This city is filled with art, history, and culture. There is so much to explore around every corner!



This historic district is located just west of downtown Detroit. Corktown is Detroit’s oldest neighborhood dating back to 1834. This part of town is famous for having great dining and drinking options as well as entertainment venues.


Downtown Detroit is full of history, art, architecture, shopping, music, sports, dining, and nightlife. As the part of the city that has been the most heavily invested in during recent years, Downtown Detroit has a lot to offer!

Eastern Market

Located approximately 1 mile northeast from downtown, Eastern Market is a historic commercial district in Detroit. Not only is this the city’s favorite market, but it’s also one of the oldest in the US. The Eastern Market features fresh food, restaurants, local jewelers and artists, and so much more!

What to Do

Photo Courtesy of City Year Detroit Facebook Page

Monroe Street Midway

Monroe Street Midway is the perfect place to enjoy family fun and outdoor activities. The park features a roller skating rink, basketball courts, local DJs, food trucks, and more! The park is open from late May through late September.

Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Institute of Arts is a staple attraction of Detroit, showcasing one of the largest and most significant art collections in the United States. The Institute features over 65,000 works of art ranging from classic to contemporary pieces. There is something to offer every visitor!

Photo Courtesy of Detroit Institute of Arts Facebook Page

Photo Courtesy of Visit Detroit Facebook Page

Belle Isle

It’s easy to spend an entire day exploring Belle Isle– a 982-acre island park! The park is a popular destination for picnics, barbecues, spending time at the beach, and enjoying walks on various nature trails. Within the park, you can also find the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory with 13 acres of botanical gardens and Belle Island Golf Range.



One of our favorite spots for breakfast or brunch in Detroit is The Hudson Cafe. The Hudson Cafe is located in the heart of downtown and puts a modern twist on a classic brunch menu. The dishes range from sweet to savory and the menu is sure to have something that appeals to everyone!


One of the best spots to grab a burger in Detroit is the Basement Burger Bar because of their easy build-your-own menu. Their menu offers over a trillion different burger combinations including 10+ proteins and vegan options. Not a fan of burgers? They also offer a build-your-own salad option along with several appetizers.


We recommend SavannahBlue for a nice dinner downtown Detroit. The restaurant features northern soul food- southern cuisine with a Detroit twist. SavannahBlue offers a formal dining room if you’re looking for a sit-down dinner, as well as a casual living room to enjoy tasty cocktails and appetizers.


Detroit is an eclectic city with many different bar options to cater to everyone’s taste! A few of our favorites in the city include Tin Roof for live music, Delmar for a rooftop bar, and La Casa for an elegant cocktail and cigar lounge. If you’re a beer fan, we recommend checking out Founders Brewing.

Photo Courtesy of Delmar Detroit Facebook Page

Best Way to Get Around

Downtown Detroit has no shortage of transportation options. Mogo, Detroit’s bike share system, has 3 stations only blocks away from our Frontdesk suites. Qline is Detroit’s circulating streetcar that runs 3.3 miles along Woodward Avenue between Congress Street and West Grand Boulevard. The Detroit People Mover, an elevated and automated light-rail system, is a quick and easy way to get from one part of the city to another. I-75 and I-375 are also easily accessible. Rideshare programs such as Uber and Lyft are also available and make for a convenient way to get around the city.

Discover St. Pete: The Sunshine City

With a nickname like the “Sunshine City”, it’s no wonder St. Petersburg is such a popular vacation destination. With award-winning beaches, dozens of popular attractions, and endless dining options, there is no shortage of fun in the sun. We’re showing you the perfect way to spend a weekend in St. Petersburg!

Best Time to Visit

Average temperatures in St. Petersburg vary throughout the year. Based on average temperatures, average rainfall, and humidity, the best months to visit St. Pete are March, April, and November. During the summer months of July and August, you can expect high temperatures in the 90’s and the greatest chance for rain. Winter months have the lowest chance of precipitation with high temperatures near 70 degrees and lows in the 50s. St. Petersburg, much like the rest of Florida, has above average humidity throughout the year.

What to Pack

Summer Clothing: If you’re coming during the summer months, be prepared for hot weather! Pack swimsuits, shorts, tank tops, and sandals. Since summer is also the rainy season, be prepared with a rain jacket and waterproof shoes.

Winter Clothing: Winter weather can vary from day to day so it’s best to bring a wide variety of clothing options. Packing outfits with layers will help ensure that you are comfortable at any temperature. When traveling to St. Pete in winter, always plan to bring pants and a jacket.

Other Items to Pack:

  • Sunscreen
  • SPF chapstick
  • Mosquito repellent during warmer months
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat

What to Do

Spend Time at the Beach

During warm days, spending time at the beach is a must when in St. Petersburg! There are several beautiful, white sand beaches in the area that you can choose from including St. Pete Beach, Clearwater Beach, or Upham Beach.

Photo Courtesy of St. Pete Beach, Florida Facebook Page

Photo Courtesy of St. Pete Pier - TM Facebook Page

St. Pete Pier

The new St. Pete Pier offers fun for everyone! Its 26 acres extend from St. Petersburg to Tampa Bay making it a great place to walk, run, or bike. The pier also has several options for dining, drinking, shopping, swimming, and a concert venue. There is something here for the whole family to enjoy!

Art and Mural Biking Tour

St. Petersburg is known for being a colorful, vibrant city with art around every corner. You will see many just by walking the streets of downtown, but if you’re looking to experience all of the murals the city has to offer, consider doing an Art and Mural Biking Tour. A local guide will lead the way and tell you everything you need to know about each mural and piece of art! This is a great way to get some exercise and see the city!

Photo Courtesy of St Pete Biking Tours Facebook Page

Photo Courtesy of The Dalí Museum Facebook Page

Salvador Dali Museum

Located in downtown St. Petersburg on the waterfront, the Salvador Dali Museum is dedicated to the works of famous artist Salvador Dali. It has the largest collection of Dali’s works outside of Europe with 96 oil paintings, 200 watercolors and drawings, and more than 2,100 prints, photographs, posters, textiles, sculptures, and more.

Our Favorite Eats


There are many great brunch options in the area but one of our favorites is Cassis. Cassis is open Tuesday-Sunday and serves American classics with a subtle French twist. Cassis is a great option for both quick bites or a leisurely meal.


With a menu ranging from salads, sandwiches, tacos, sushi, and more, The Lure is the perfect spot for lunch in St. Pete. The Lure has delicious, fresh seafood options and is known for having some of the best fish tacos in the city.


For the only waterfront dining experience located in the heart of downtown St. Pete, head to Fresco’s Waterfront Bistro. You’ll enjoy craft cocktails and a wide variety of dinner options all while having gorgeous views of the marina. 


Fans of craft beer can end the night with drinks at 3 Daughters Brewing, which has over 40 beers on tap. Wine lovers will enjoy a glass at Sola Bistro and Wine Bar, while those who prefer to unwind with a cocktail should try Mandarin Hide, a vintage-style cocktail lounge.

Planning a trip? Stay with us.

St. Petersburg, FL


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St. Petersburg, FL


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