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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 debuts later in the fall. In advance of the soft opening, the hotel will hold a private ribbon-cutting ceremony for the media and local dignitaries. To celebrate the official opening of the neighboring Caloosa Sound Convention Center, a public ribbon-cutting event will be held Saturday, Sept. 19. The event will also serve as the kick-off to the Fort Myers Home & Garden Show, the first public event at the new facility, and also the first event held at the opening of the original Harborside Event Center in 1990.

“As we’ve been working toward these openings, the safety of workers, our staff, and our guests has taken priority, making a soft opening the best strategy for managing seating and other factors to be consistent with the latest health guidelines,” said Bob Megazzini, General Manager. “Even with all these unique challenges, we’re hopeful one or more of our new dining outlets may open sooner than expected, so we’re encouraging everyone to follow our social channels for the latest updates.”

The three new outlets opening with the hotel will operate seven days a week, with the onsite coffee roastery Dean Street Coffee open 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Ella Mae’s Diner from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.,  giving a welcome twist to the classic all-American diner; and the stylish Lobby Bar open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

In addition, Luminary Hotel & Co. will be home to the Beacon Social Drinkery rooftop lounge, and the signature Silver King Ocean Brasserie, slated to open in October and November respectively; 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.

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About Luminary Hotel & Co.

In September 2020, the waterfront Luminary Hotel & Co. will open 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 8,000 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 four 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; and the historic Fenway Hotel ( in Dunedin, 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 Luminary Hotel & Co. ( in Fort Myers, Florida; Epicurean Atlanta ( opening late summer 2021 in midtown 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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