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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 heart of downtown Fort Myers, Florida. For just $150* per adult or $100* for those under 21, guests can enjoy a spectacular celebration with live music, an open bar (ages 21+), dancing on an oversized dance floor, extravagant food stations, a late night dessert buffet, a champagne toast at midnight, and more.

“There are a lot of people who are anxious to put 2020 behind them and welcome 2021, and we’re happy to help them do so safely and in grand fashion in the Caloosa Sound’s beautiful new ballroom,” said Bob Megazzini, General Manager. “We’re following appropriate health guidelines so everyone can spread out and ring in the New Year safely.”

The socially distanced New Year’s Eve celebration will take place in the 30,000 sq. ft. Caloosa Sound Ballroom, where guests can spread out and dance the night away on an extra-large dance floor. In addition to the open bar, admission includes elaborate chef action stations featuring a seafood display; antipasto display; New York Strip carving station; homemade pasta station; dessert display and more. Food safety protocols will be in place and all food serving will be done by Caloosa Sound attendants through glass partitions. The evening will also feature party favors, a live countdown, and champagne toast, all included with admission.

For guests who prefer to skip the ride home, Luminary Hotel & Co. is offering a special overnight package starting at just $699, which includes event admission for two, a guest room for one night, and self-parking.

Luminary Hotel & Co. takes standards for hygiene and cleanliness very seriously and has taken additional steps to ensure the continued safety of its meeting guests and staff. Health and safety measures include handwashing hygiene, cleaning product specifications, electrostatic spraying in all public areas, guest room and common area cleaning procedures, daily temperature checks for all staff, and more. To promote the health and safety of our guests, face coverings are required for guests and associates in all indoor public areas.

For more information on the New Year’s Eve Experience and Package visit

* Price includes gratuity. Sales tax extra.

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About Luminary Hotel & Co.

On Sept.23, 2020, the waterfront Luminary Hotel & Co. opened its doors, soaring 12 stories above downtown Fort Myers, Florida, as the area’s first hotel in the prestigious Autograph Collection® of Marriott International. More than a hotel, Luminary is a hub of excitement and discovery – a focal point where locals and travelers tap into the collective energy of a city, and a story, begun by a brilliant cast of audacious local luminaries. The 243-room boutique hotel is home to the signature Silver King Ocean Brasserie and Lobby Bar; Beacon Social Drinkery rooftop lounge; Ella Mae's Diner; Dean Street Coffee; The Workshop culinary theater; an indoor and outdoor fitness facility; and a spacious pool area on the fourth floor featuring an event deck overlooking the Caloosahatchee River. Luminary offers 10,000 square feet of adaptable indoor and outdoor function space ideal for a variety of events and meetings and is adjacent to the neighboring Caloosa Sound Convention Center. The hotel also offers convenient access to the new riverfront Oxbow Bar & Grill, Oxbow Retail & Rentals, and Caloosa Sound Amphitheater, all located on the Caloosahatchee and scheduled to open in 2021.





About Mainsail Lodging & Development LLC

Mainsail Lodging & Development is a Tampa-based hospitality company that develops and operates lodging products in the Southeastern U.S. and the Caribbean. Their property portfolio includes five Autograph Collection hotels: Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina (, a private island resort in the British Virgin Islands; the boutique, food-focused Epicurean Hotel ( in Tampa, Florida; Waterline Marina Resort ( on Anna Maria Island, Florida; the historic Fenway Hotel ( in Dunedin, Florida and the riverfront Luminary Hotel & Co. ( in downtown Fort Myers, Florida; as well as Mainsail Beach Inn (, a boutique beachfront hotel on Anna Maria Island, Florida and The Karol Hotel (, the first Tribute Portfolio hotel in Pinellas County, Florida. The company also operates corporate housing throughout the U.S. under its Mainsail Corporate Housing brand ( Mainsail Lodging also manages a portfolio of private vacation homes through its Mainsail Vacation Rentals ( offered on Homes & Villas by Marriott International. Additional future projects include the 179-room Epicurean Atlanta (; a 128-room Residence Inn in conjunction with an indoor sports complex in Pasco County, Florida; Wylie Hotel, an independent boutique hotel in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward (; and a historic boutique hotel in Macon, Georgia. Mainsail Lodging’s corporate charity is Feeding Tampa Bay, the largest food rescue and distribution organization in the community. Mainsail actively supports the cause through a variety of employee and guest programs ranging from packing and sorting at the warehouse, to annual events such as the Epic Chef Showdown. Learn more at


About Autograph Collection Hotels

Autograph Collection Hotels advocates for the original, championing the individuality of each of its over 180 independent hotels located in the most desirable destinations across more than 35 countries and territories. Each is a product of passion and a personal realization of its individual founder’s vision, making each hotel singular and special: Exactly Like Nothing Else. Hand-selected for their inherent craft and distinct perspectives on design and hospitality, Autograph Collection hotels offer rich immersive moments that leave a lasting imprint. For more information, please visit, and explore our social media channels on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook or follow along to be inspired by immersive moments that are #ExactlyLikeNothingElse.  Autograph Collection Hotels is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the new name of Marriott’s travel program replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz- Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition. To enrol for free or for more information about the program, visit

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