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Little River Band Coming to Caloosa Sound Amphitheater (Wed, Mar. 8)
Public On-Sale this Fri, Feb 3 at 10 a.m., Private Pre-sale Today at 1 p.m. WHO: Little River Band  WHEN: Wednesday, March 8 - Doors Open at 6 p.m., Show Begins at 7 p.m.  WHAT: The Rockin’ on the River Concert Series continues into 2023 when Little River Band rocks the stage on Wednesday, March 8 at 7 p.m., bringing back some of their top hits from the 1970s and Read More
Luminary Hotel & Co. to Open Chips Sports Pub & Topgolf Swing Suite
First Topgolf Swing Suite in Fort Myers expected to tee off in early 2023 Images available HERE.   FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 26, 2023) – Luminary Hotel & Co. in downtown Fort Myers will be opening Chips Sports Pub with a Topgolf Swing Suite early this February, adding yet another great food and beverage option to the hotel’s impressive roster. Chips Sports Pub will offer a social experience unlike any Read More
The Molly Ringwalds Coming to Caloosa Sound Amphitheater (Feb. 9)
WHO: Luminary Hotel & Co. and its new riverfront Caloosa Sound Amphitheater WHAT: Caloosa Sound Amphitheater is excited to bring a bit of 1980s nostalgia to downtown Fort Myers with The Molly Ringwalds, performing Thursday, Feb. 9. The band from Sheffield, England, will roll out a playlist that includes hits from some of the most beloved musical acts of the 1980s, including the Beastie Boys, Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson, Prince, Read More
Mainsail Lodging Announces 2023 Bluegrass Concert Tour featuring Nitrograss
North Carolina’s NITROGRASS Band Bringing Bluegrass, Good Vibes to Four Hotels TAMPA, Fla. (Dec. 15, 2022) – Mainsail Lodging & Development announced today the 2023 Bluegrass with NITROGRASS concert tour with shows at four of its award-winning hotels in Georgia and Florida. The acoustic bluegrass group from Highlands, North Carolina, will perform free concerts at Hightales Rooftop Bar at Hotel Forty Five in Macon, Georgia (Jan. 15); EDGE Rooftop Cocktail Read More
Luminary Hotel & Co. Appoints New General Manager
Assistant General Manager Bobby Nokley Promoted to Lead Downtown Fort Myers Hotel FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 7, 2022) – Luminary Hotel & Co. announced today the promotion of assistant general manager Robert “Bobby” Nokley to general manager of the boutique 243-room riverfront hotel in downtown Fort Myers, Florida. Nokley will oversee the hiring of new staff, guest and employee satisfaction, and day-to-day operations, including a new food and beverage outlet Read More
Five Florida Hotels Raise $12,000 for Hurricane Ian Relief
Funds from one-night rooftop event and community rally support local storm victims TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 24, 2022) – Five of Tampa-based Mainsail Lodging & Development’s popular hotel rooftop bars held a “Raise the Roof for Hurricane Ian Relief” night, raising $12,000 for the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. On Thursday, October 6, EDGE Rooftop Cocktail Lounge (Epicurean Hotel in Tampa); Hi-Fi Rooftop Bar (Fenway Hotel in Dunedin); Vantage Read More
Rockin’ on the River Concert Series Back on Track with Pablo Cruise on Oct. 30
New Premium Seating Options Available, along with Charitable Components WHO: Luminary Hotel & Co. and the Rockin’ on the River free concert series at the Caloosa Sound Amphitheater  WHAT: Located adjacent to Luminary Hotel & Co. in downtown Fort Myers, the new riverfront Caloosa Sound Amphitheater continues its free Rockin’ on the River Concert Series with the 1970’s hit group Pablo Cruise on Sunday, Oct. 30.  All tickets are available Read More
Downtown Community Rally & BBQ at Caloosa Sound Amphitheater
Luminary Hotel & Co. joining with community partners to offer meals and more to those affected by Hurricane Ian WHO: Luminary Hotel & Co., located in Downtown Fort Myers, and its community sponsors and partners: Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida; iHeart Radio; Cheney Brothers, Inc.; Food Sales East; Coca-Cola Beverages Florida; Minnesota Twins; Fort Myers Mighty Mussels; Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company; Flying Eagle Kombucha WHAT: Luminary Hotel Read More
Luminary Hotel & Co. Reopens in Fort Myers After Hurricane Ian
Hotel is now open, housing relief agencies and first responders; dining outlets are reactivated WHO: Luminary Hotel & Co., located in Downtown Fort Myers, and its food & beverage outlets Ella Mae’s Diner, Beacon Social Drinkery, Oxbow Bar & Grill, The Lobby Bar and Dean Street Coffee Roastery & Retail WHAT: Luminary Hotel & Co. has reopened following Hurricane Ian and is ready to welcome guests back to all of Read More
Caloosa Sound Amphitheater Announces Free Concert Series "Rockin' on the River"
“Rockin’ on the River” fall lineup includes national touring artists The FIXX, Pablo Cruise, Lorrie Morgan, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Images and artists fact sheet can be found HERE. FORT MYERS, Fla. (Aug. 4, 2022) – Located adjacent to Luminary Hotel & Co. in downtown Fort Myers, the new riverfront Caloosa Sound Amphitheater has announced Rockin’ on the River, a free concert series that kicks off Tuesday, Sept. 13, with a performance Read More
Luminary Hotel Hosting Grand Opening of Caloosa Sound Amphitheater
Public invited to enjoy live music, food trucks and more WHO: Luminary Hotel & Co. and Caloosa Sound Amphitheater WHAT: Luminary Hotel & Co. is inviting the public to attend the Grand Opening celebration for the highly anticipated Caloosa Sound Amphitheater. Open to the public, the May 25 event will include a short ceremony, followed by light refreshments, food for purchase from local food trucks, and live music by a Read More
Two “Bright” Ideas to Celebrate Mom at Luminary Hotel & Co.
Mother’s Day Brunch at The Silver King Ocean Brasserie and Oxbow Bar & Grill WHO: The Silver King Ocean Brasserie, located inside Luminary Hotel & Co., and Oxbow Bar & Grill, located on the riverfront in downtown Fort Myers, Florida   WHAT: The Silver King Ocean Brasserie at Luminary Hotel & Co. is offering a special Mother’s Day brunch menu exclusively on Sunday, May 8. Guests dining at Silver King Read More
Egg-cellent Easter Brunch Specials at Oxbow Bar & Grill
WHO: The waterfront Oxbow Bar & Grill, located just steps away from Luminary Hotel & Co. in downtown Fort Myers. WHAT: Oxbow Bar & Grill, one of several popular dining outlets at Luminary Hotel & Co., is adding a few special touches to its weekend brunch for Easter. Available Sunday, April 17, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the bunch menu will include the addition of Deviled Eggs, along with Read More
Beacon Social Drinkery Launches New Bourbon Reserve List
Rooftop Bar at Luminary Hotel & Co. Adds Elite Bourbon Reserves to Stellar Beverage Menu FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 25, 2022) – Beacon Social Drinkery, the popular rooftop bar sitting atop Luminary Hotel & Co. in downtown Fort Myers, Florida, has announced a new Bourbon Reserve list, featuring some of the world’s rarest liquors. The list includes 18 fine hand-selected, barrel-aged spirits, such as WhistlePig 18 Year Double Malt Aged Read More
Luminary Hotel & Co. Hosts St. Patrick’s Day Party
WHO: Luminary Hotel & Co. WHAT: Luminary Hotel & Co. in downtown Fort Myers is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Party on the Pool Deck, taking the traditional Irish celebration to new heights – their 4th floor pool deck and lounge overlooking the Caloosahatchee, to be exact. Co-hosted by B103.9FM and Curate Entertainment, the event will include a free welcome cocktail, “Paddy’s Lemonade” made with Paddy Irish Whiskey of County Read More
Luminary Hotel Volunteers Pack 1000 Food Kit Donation Boxes at Harry Chapin Food Bank
(February 24, 2022) – FORT MYERS, FL Ten employees from Luminary Hotel & Co. volunteered their time today to pack boxes at the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. In under three hours, the Luminary team, along with food bank staff packed 1000 boxes of non-perishable foods into kits that will be distributed to the food insecure in Lee County. Each month, the Harry Chapin Food Bank feeds over Read More
March 8th, 2022 “Dr. Ella Mae Piper’s Proclamation Day”
“March 8, 2022 “Proclamation Day” to honor the legacy of Dr. Ella Mae Piper by Mayor Kevin Anderson” As we celebrate Black History Month, we are remembering, Dr. Ella Mae Piper, an African American Woman born into poverty on March 8, 1884, but proved herself to be one of those remarkable trailblazers who overcame the twin handicaps of her race and sex to become a successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, and so Read More
Othman Belkadi Joins Luminary Hotel & Co. as General Manager of The Silver King Ocean Brasserie
Headshot Available Here FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 9, 2022) – Luminary Hotel & Co. is pleased to announce the appointment of Othman Belkadi as the new general manager of the hotel’s signature restaurant, The Silver King Ocean Brasserie. In his new position, Belkadi will work alongside the culinary team to revamp and refine the restaurant’s menus, add new prix fixe offerings, and elevate the overall guest experience with enhanced service Read More
Tempting Valentine’s Day Offerings at Luminary Hotel & Co.
WHO: Luminary Hotel & Co. and its signature restaurant, The Silver King Ocean Brasserie WHAT: This Valentine’s Day, Luminary Hotel & Co. is wooing couples with some tempting offers at the riverfront hotel and its signature restaurant, The Silver King Ocean Brasserie.  In addition to its renowned selection of fine seafood and steaks, The Silver King is making a few romantic gestures for the evening, including: a special dessert option Read More
Beacon Social Drinkery Holding Tornado Relief Fundraiser
WHO: Luminary Hotel & Co. and its rooftop bar, Beacon Social Drinkery WHAT: Luminary Hotel & Co. is inviting the public to attend a Tornado Relief Fundraiser, Tuesday, Jan. 25, at their rooftop Beacon Social Drinkery. The hotel will be donating 10% of all sales from the event to the SWFL Relief Fund to support the community of Lee County affected by a recent tornado. The Fund was established by Read More
Mainsail Lodging & Development Recognized for Excellence at Marriott International’s North America Conference
Mainsail Wins Two Awards, Named Finalist for Two Additional Awards at Annual Gathering TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 10, 2021) – Mainsail Lodging & Development, a Tampa-based hospitality company that develops and operates lodging products in the Southeastern United States and the Caribbean, has won Marriott International’s Development Partner of the Year Award and Loyalty Luminary Award. Joe Collier, president and founder of Mainsail Lodging & Development, was on hand to accept Read More
Celebrate Thanksgiving at Luminary Hotel & Co.
Family-Style Feast at The Silver King Ocean Brasserie; Turkey Special at Ella Mae’s Diner and more! Luminary Hotel & Co. located in Downtown, Ft. Myers and its five dining outlets, The Silver King Ocean Brasserie; Lobby Bar; Ella Mae’s Diner; Dean Street Coffee Roastery & Retail; and Oxbow Bar & Grill WHAT:  Five dining outlets at Luminary Hotel & Co. in downtown Fort Myers are offering special menus exclusively on Read More
Luminary Hotel & Co. Offers Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
WHO: Luminary Hotel & Co. and Caloosa Sound Convention Center WHAT: Luminary Hotel & Co. is hosting a free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on Friday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Salon A of the neighboring Caloosa Sound Convention Center. The public can schedule a timeslot by visiting Sugeni.us/WrqF to reserve a spot. All members of the public who get vaccinated will be entered into a random drawing Read More
Luminary Hotel & Co. Celebrates a Glowing First Year
Guests can enjoy $3.65 drink specials Sept. 16 - 26 WHO: Luminary Hotel & Co. and its Lobby Bar WHAT: Luminary Hotel & Co. is inviting everyone to raise a glass as they celebrate their one year anniversary. Starting Sept. 16, guests and locals can enjoy $3.65 drink specials at the hotel’s Lobby Bar, including Fort Myers Brewing Co. High 5 IPA; a glass of House Red or White Wine; Read More
Four Florida Hotels Raise More Than $7,000 for Hurricane Ida
Images can be found HERE. Mainsail Lodging & Development hosted a one-night “Raise the Roof for Hurricane Ida Relief” event at four of its Florida properties Tampa, Fla. (Sept. 3, 2021) – On Thursday, Sept. 2, four of Florida’s most popular rooftop bars held a “Raise the Roof for Hurricane Ida Relief” event, raising more than $7,000 for the American Red Cross. EDGE Rooftop Cocktail Lounge (Epicurean Hotel in Tampa); Read More
Florida Hotels Offering Relief for Hurricane Ida
“Raise the Roof for Hurricane Ida Relief” WHO:  Epicurean Hotel and its rooftop bar, EDGE rooftop cocktail lounge; Fenway Hotel and its rooftop bar, Hi-Fi; The Karol Hotel and its rooftop bar, Vantage, and Luminary Hotel & Co. and its rooftop bar, Beacon Social Drinkery WHAT:  Four of Florida’s most popular rooftop bars are “Raising the Roof for Hurricane Ida Relief” Thursday, Sept. 2. EDGE Rooftop Cocktail Lounge (Epicurean Hotel in Read More
New Executive Sous Chef Announced at Luminary Hotel & Co.
Headshot can be found HERE FORT MYERS, Fla. (August 23, 2021) – Luminary Hotel & Co. is pleased to announce the appointment of Samuel Kaufman as the executive sous chef for all food and beverage operations and outlets at the hotel, including The Silver King Ocean Brasserie, Ella Mae’s Diner, Beacon Social Drinkery and Oxbow Bar & Grill. In his new position, Kaufman will direct daily culinary operations, as well Read More
New Executive Chef Takes Helm at Luminary Hotel & Co.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 5, 2021) – Luminary Hotel & Co. is pleased to announce the promotion of Brent Gauthier to the position of Executive Chef for all food and beverage operations and outlets at the hotel, including The Silver King Ocean Brasserie, Ella Mae’s Diner, Beacon Social Drinkery and Oxbow Bar & Grill. Overseeing the hotel’s culinary team as interim Executive Chef for the past month, Gauthier started his Read More
Luminary Hotel & Co. Announces Opening Date for Oxbow Bar & Grill
New riverfront dining coming to downtown Ft. Myers on March 22 FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 9, 2021) – Luminary Hotel & Co. is pleased to announce a March 22 opening date for the hotel’s fifth food and beverage outlet, Oxbow Bar & Grill. Located in what was once known as the City Pier Building (1300 Hendry Street), Oxbow Bar & Grill will bring a new experience to Downtown Fort Myers’ Read More
Luminary Hotel & Co. Shines with AAA Four Diamond Designation
FORT MYERS, Fla. (Dec. 09, 2020) – Luminary Hotel & Co. has officially received the coveted Four Diamond Designation from AAA. Awarded to less than 6% of the more than 27,000 properties inspected and approved by AAA on an annual basis, this achievement ranks the recently opened Luminary Hotel & Co. among a select group of esteemed establishments.  “All the hard work and attention to detail Mainsail Lodging & Development Read More
Light Up the New Year at Luminary Hotel & Co.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (Dec. 07, 2020) – The newly opened 243-room waterfront Luminary Hotel & Co. is hosting a socially distanced New Year’s Eve celebration in the ballroom of the neighboring Caloosa Sound Convention Center on Thursday, Dec. 31, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. Guests and locals alike are invited to bid farewell to 2020 and toast the beginning of a brighter 2021 in the Read More
Ella Mae’s Diner Serving Up Holiday Toy Drive for Dr. Piper Center
WHO: Ella Mae’s Diner, located inside the new Luminary Hotel & Co., and the Dr. Piper Center for Social Services WHAT: Ella Mae’s Diner at Luminary Hotel & Co. is inviting the public to participate in a holiday toy drive to benefit the annual Children’s Christmas Party coordinated by the Dr. Piper Center for Social Services. Donations of unwrapped toys can be brought to Ella Mae’s Diner through Sunday, Dec. Read More
New Silver King Ocean Brasserie Scheduled to Open Nov. 12
FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 10, 2020) – Luminary Hotel & Co., the latest property from Mainsail Lodging & Development and the first Autograph hotel in the Fort Myers-Naples area, is pleased to announce the opening of The Silver King Ocean Brasserie, on Thursday, Nov. 12. As the hotel’s signature restaurant, Silver King Ocean Brasserie will offer a menu showcasing the quality of fresh seafood through clean, simple preparations using classic Read More
Convention South Magazine Names Luminary Hotel & Co., Caloosa Sound Convention Center Among Top Meeting Sites in the South
FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 20, 2020) – Tampa-based Mainsail Lodging & Development is proud to announce that their newly opened waterfront Luminary Hotel & Co. and the adjoining Caloosa Sound Convention Center each recently received a prestigious 2021 Top New or Renovated Meeting Site Award from the publishers and editors of ConventionSouth magazine, a national multimedia resource for planning events in the South. As winners, the two properties are among Read More
Beacon Social Drinkery Now Open at New Luminary Hotel & Co.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 15, 2020) – Today, the Luminary Hotel & Co. officially opened the doors to Beacon Social Drinkery, its showcase rooftop bar which crowns the new boutique hotel in downtown Fort Myers. Perched atop the 12-story hotel, Beacon offers a wide variety of wines, craft cocktails and beers to complement a sophisticated tapas-style menu, all served with breathtaking views from high above the Caloosahatchee River. Beacon Social Read More
Luminary Hotel & Co. Now Open in Downtown Fort Myers, Florida
FORT MYERS, Fla. (Sept. 23, 2020) – The highly anticipated 243-room waterfront Luminary Hotel & Co. officially opened its doors today, making its long-awaited debut in downtown Fort Myers, Florida. Opening in conjunction with the new 12-story Luminary Hotel are three of its featured food and beverage outlets – Ella Mae’s Diner, Dean Street Coffee, and the Lobby Bar. The hotel’s signature Silver King Ocean Brasserie, and Beacon Social Drinkery Read More
New Opening Date Set for Luminary Hotel & Co. – September 23
FORT MYERS, Fla. (Sept. 2, 2020) – The highly anticipated 243-room waterfront Luminary Hotel & Co. in downtown Fort Myers has announced a new soft opening date of Wednesday, Sept. 23. Opening along with the hotel will be Dean Street Coffee, the Lobby Bar, and Ella Mae’s Diner, three of Luminary’s main food and beverage outlets, while the rooftop Beacon Social Drinkery and Silver King Ocean Brasserie will make their Read More
Luminary Hotel & Co. Spills the Beans on New Coffee Roastery
FORT MYERS, Fla. (August 24, 2020) – Luminary Hotel & Co., the highly anticipated 243-room waterfront hotel opening next month in downtown Fort Myers, Florida, announced today the name of its new onsite coffee roastery – Dean Street Coffee. Named for the extension of Dean Street that used to exist where the Luminary Hotel now sits, Dean Street Coffee will provide the specially brewed coffee flowing through the hotel, its Read More
Luminary Hotel & Co. Hosts Hospitality Job Fair
WHO                     Luminary Hotel & Co., the latest property from Mainsail Lodging & Development, and the area’s first hotel in the prestigious Autograph Collection® of Marriott International.   WHAT:                Luminary Hotel & Co. is hosting a job fair to fill various full- and part-time positions at the highly anticipated boutique hotel on Thursday, August 6. Opportunities include servers, hosts, lobby and room attendants, housekeepers, cooks and more. Applications and a full list Read More
New Luminary Hotel & Co. Taking Reservations Ahead of Late Summer Opening
TAMPA, Fla. (March 02, 2020) – Guests can now book reservations online for Luminary Hotel & Co. (2200 Edwards Drive), scheduled to open late summer as the newest addition to Tampa-based Mainsail Lodging & Development’s growing portfolio. Reservations for stays starting Nov. 1 can be made directly on the hotel’s website, LuminaryHotel.com, or through Marriott.com/RSWAK. Luminary Hotel & Co. will be a part of the prestigious Autograph Collection® of Marriott Read More
Luminary Hotel & Co. Expands Executive Team
FORT MYERS, Fla. (January 30, 2020) – Luminary Hotel & Co., the 243-room hotel that will light up downtown Fort Myers in late 2020, announced today three new additions to the hotel’s executive team, including Tom Albrecht, Director of Sales; Rhonda Decherd, Director of Catering & Convention Services; and Lesley Miller, Area Director of Human Resources. “The team we’re forming at Luminary Hotel & Co. is truly exceptional,” said Bob Read More
Luminary Hotel & Co. Unveils Name for Neighboring Convention Center
FORT MYERS, Fla. (January 8, 2020) – Tampa-based Mainsail Lodging & Development announced today the former Harborside Event Center will reopen later this year as the Caloosa Sound Convention Center & Amphitheater. Located in downtown Fort Myers, adjacent to the highly anticipated 243-room, Luminary Hotel & Co., the fully renovated Caloosa Sound Convention Center will feature 40,000 square feet of function space, including a riverfront terrace. An additional 8,000 square Read More
Mainsail Lodging & Development Announces Executive Appointments
TAMPA, Fla. (October 07, 2019) – Mainsail Lodging & Development has announced today the appointment of Jill Lemaster as the company’s first-ever chief financial officer and Tom Stoffo as director of technology. The two have assumed their new positions on the executive team of the Tampa-based hospitality company, which develops and operates lodging products in the southeastern United States and the Caribbean. Mainsail’s portfolio is quickly expanding with lifestyle hotels Read More
Luminary Hotel & Co. Appoints New General Manager
FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 27, 2019) - Luminary Hotel & Co. announced today the appointment of Bob Megazzini as general manager of the 243-room hotel that will light up downtown Fort Myers in late 2020. Megazzini will oversee the hiring of new staff, day-to-day operations, and guest and employee satisfaction at Luminary Hotel, along with the remodeled Harborside Event Center, which will be rebranded, and the planned amphitheater in Centennial Park. Read More
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