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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 training.
“Othman brings a depth of experience and energy to our team that will secure The Silver King as a world-class dining destination,” said Steve Adams, director of food and beverage. “His enthusiasm for food and wine and his unique international perspective will bring a new sophistication to the restaurant and the dining experience.”
With more than 25 years of experience in food and beverage operations, Belkadi’s career highlights include high-profile leadership and management roles at restaurants in New York City, Atlanta, Orlando, Miami, Marrakech and Casablanca. He received the permanent HACCP certification for Food Safety Handling in 2008 and has created detailed programs to train staff on the highest safety and handling standards. Born and raised in Casablanca, Morocco, Belkadi speaks English, French, Spanish and Arabic. He relocated to the United States as a teenager and graduated from the State University of New York (SUNY) New Paltz, where he received a degree in Business Administration.
As the hotel’s signature restaurant, The Silver King Brasserie features a menu of fresh Florida seafood prepared using classic techniques appealing to the modern palate. The sophisticated restaurant centers upon an open kitchen and chef-driven menu, offering a high-end dining experience that is still comfortably casual. The Silver King Ocean Brasserie is located inside the Luminary Hotel & Co. and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m.
For more information on The Silver King Ocean Brasserie and Luminary Hotel & Co., visit LuminaryHotel.com.
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, the AAA Four Diamond 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; Oxbow Bar & Grill; Dean Street Coffee Roaster & Retail; 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 Caloosa Sound Amphitheater located on the Caloosahatchee and scheduled to open in early 2022. LuminaryHotel.com
About Mainsail Lodging & Development
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 leadership team, a growing group of enterprising investors, and a commitment to giving back, every step of the way. MainsailHotels.com
About Autograph Collection Hotels
Autograph Collection Hotels advocates for the original, championing the individuality of each of its 200+ independent hotels located in the most desirable destinations across more than 30 countries and territories. Each hotel 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 www.autographhotels.com, and explore our social media channels on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to be inspired by immersive moments that are #ExactlyLikeNothingElse. Autograph Collection Hotels is proud to participate in Marriott BonvoyÔ, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com.