Posted: October 30, 2023
FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 23, 2023) – Luminary Hotel & Co. has been honored with the prestigious Alice S. Marriott Award for Community Service, presented in Washington, D.C. on Monday, Oct. 16. The esteemed award recognizes Luminary’s exceptional efforts in organizing a rally in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian to provide aid, an example of the hotel’s unwavering commitment to serving its community in times of need. In addition to the Oct. 12, 2022, rally, Luminary was among five of Tampa-based Mainsail Lodging & Development’s popular hotel rooftop bars to raise $12,000 for the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida during their “Raise the Roof” events. Beyond this remarkable recognition, Luminary Hotel & Co. remains committed to its charitable initiatives by continuing its partnerships with the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida and the Dr. Ella Mae Piper Foundation.
“We are humbled and deeply grateful to receive the Alice S. Marriott Award for Community Service,” said Robert “Bobby” Nokley, General Manager of Luminary Hotel & Co. “Our commitment to our community is part of our DNA, and this award only strengthens our determination to continue supporting the people of southwest Florida. We share this honor with all those who joined us in making a difference.”
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Hurricane Ian, a Category 4 storm, brought extensive damage to the southwest Florida community in September 2022, leaving thousands of residents displaced and in dire need of assistance. Responding swiftly to the call for help, Luminary Hotel & Co. went above and beyond to coordinate a community rally that brought hope, resources, and support to those affected by the hurricane. During the event, more than 800 hot lunches were served, two pallets of water and tarps were supplied, 300 family food kits were distributed, and 65 families were directly helped by FEMA representatives. In the face of adversity, Luminary Hotel & Co. exemplified the Marriott family’s long-standing tradition of community engagement, embodying the spirit of service that has been a core value of the Marriott legacy for generations.
“I’m incredibly proud of our team at Luminary Hotel & Co. and their dedication to the Southwest Florida community, especially in times of crisis, which exemplifies the values and principles at the core of Mainsail,” said Joe Collier, President and Founder of Mainsail Lodging & Development. “This award is well-deserved recognition of their unwavering commitment to making a meaningful difference in the lives of our neighbors.”
For more information on 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, 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 Roastery & Retail; Chips Sports Pub & Topgolf Swing Suite; 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. 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 associates, 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 over 290 independent hotels located in the most desirable destinations across 50 countries and territories. Each hotel is a product of passion, inspired by a clear vision, soul, and story that makes it individual and special: Exactly Like Nothing Else. Hand-selected for their inherent craft and distinct perspectives on design and hospitality, Autograph Collection properties offer rich immersive moments that leave a lasting imprint. For more information, please visit www.autographhotels.com, and explore on social via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to be inspired by immersive moments that are #ExactlyLikeNothingElse. Autograph Collection is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, 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.com.