Posted: October 15, 2020
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 Drinkery is open Sunday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday through Saturday 4 p.m. to midnight. Capacity will be managed on a first-come, first-served basis.
“We are thrilled to open Beacon as a sophisticated nightspot for our guests and local residents alike,” said Bob Megazzini, General Manager for Luminary Hotel & Co. “The views are spectacular, and the setting truly one-of-a-kind for this market.”
While taking in the nearly 360-degree views of the riverfront and downtown area, guests at Beacon can explore an impressive menu of specialty drinks, local craft beers, wines and “bubbles.” The rooftop bar menu of tantalizing small plates features Pan Asian and Latin-inspired selections such as Tuna Tataki, Snapper Ceviche, Spicy Chicken “Mole” Empanadas, Lemongrass Shrimp Sliders and more.
The unique 1600-square-feet space will also provide a new option for private social or corporate gatherings. Beacon Social Drinkery can comfortably accommodate up to 120 guests, with seating for 105.
Luminary Hotel & Co. features 243 guest rooms and suites; The Silver King Ocean Brasserie, scheduled to open in November; The Lobby Bar; Ella Mae’s Diner; Dean Street Coffee Roastery & 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. The hotel is located just 16 miles (less than 30 minutes) from the award-winning Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic.
For more information on Beacon Social Drinkery and Luminary Hotel & Co., visit LuminaryHotel.com.
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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. LuminaryHotel.com
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 (ScrubIsland.com), a private island resort in the British Virgin Islands; the boutique, food-focused Epicurean Hotel (EpicureanHotel.com) in Tampa, Florida; Waterline Marina Resort (WaterlineResort.com) on Anna Maria Island, Florida; the historic Fenway Hotel (FenwayHotel.com) in Dunedin, Florida and the riverfront Luminary Hotel & Co. (LuminaryHotel.com) in downtown Fort Myers, Florida; as well as Mainsail Beach Inn (MainsailBeachInn.com), a boutique beachfront hotel on Anna Maria Island, Florida and The Karol Hotel (TheKarolHotel.com), 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 (MainsailHousing.com). Mainsail Lodging also manages a portfolio of private vacation homes through its Mainsail Vacation Rentals (MainsailVR.com) offered on Homes & Villas by Marriott International. Additional future projects include the 179-room Epicurean Atlanta (EpicureanHotelAtlanta.com); 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 (WylieHotel.com); 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 MainsailHotels.com
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 www.autographhotels.com, 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 MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com.