Posted: April 21, 2017
FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 20, 2017) – Mainsail Lodging & Development today unveiled their plans for a new 237-room hotel along the waterfront of downtown Fort Myers. Opening early 2019, Luminary Hotel & Co. will feature a signature restaurant, rooftop lounge, culinary theater, indoor and outdoor fitness facility, and spacious pool area on the fourth floor overlooking the Caloosahatchee River, as well as a local diner and retail space at street level. The 12-story hotel will also house 8,000 square feet of function space and will be connected to the neighboring Harborside Event Center and adjacent to Centennial Park where a bandshell will also be constructed. The Luminary Hotel will be a part of the prestigious Autograph Collection® of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR), and is expected to be the first Autograph hotel in the Fort Myers-Naples area.
“The city’s history is a celebration of the pioneer spirit, so we’re weaving those captivating stories into the design of the Luminary Hotel,” said Joe Collier, president of Mainsail Lodging & Development. “We believe Fort Myers is really something special and we’re thrilled to be a part of the transformation taking place downtown.”
A colorful cast of local pioneers, businessmen and innovators from Fort Myer’s past has inspired the branding and design of Luminary Hotel, added Collier. The mission of the hotel is to plug visitors into the rich culture of Fort Myers, engaging them with the past and the vision for the future. Some of the dining and retail outlets will also take inspiration from these characters and local landscape, inviting guests to dig into the eclectic history of the area.
The logo of the Luminary will be dressed in an inviting palette of cool greys, navy blue and a touch of kelly green to emote a fresh take on luxury with a timeless and classic appeal. In addition, local Fort Myers artist Joshua Noom’s work will illustrate the brand stories behind the hotel and its outlets, while being showcased on materials and artwork displayed throughout the property.
Mainsail Lodging & Development continues to expand its award-winning collection with two additional Florida properties – Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club on Anna Maria Island (summer 2017) and Fenway Hotel in Dunedin (early 2018). For more information, visit www.mainsailhotels.com.
About Mainsail Lodging & Development LLC
Mainsail Lodging & Development is a Tampa-based hospitality company that develops and operates lodging products in the Southeastern US and the Caribbean. Their properties include Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina (ScrubIsland.com), a private island resort in the British Virgin Islands and member of Autograph Collection® of Marriott International; Mainsail Beach Inn (MainsailBeachInn.com), a boutique beachfront hotel on Anna Maria Island, Florida; and the boutique food-focused Epicurean Hotel (EpicureanHotel.com) in Tampa, Florida. The company also operates corporate housing throughout the Southeast, exclusively managing the Florida market for Oakwood Worldwide® under both its ExecuStay® (ExecuStay.com) and Oakwood® (Oakwood.com) brands, while also operating ExecuStay (ExecuStay.com) in Georgia, portions of Alabama, and The Carolinas. Mainsail is opening their fourth hotel, Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club on Anna Maria Island, Florida, which is under construction and slated to open in the Summer of 2017. Two additional Florida hotels are planned for 2018 and 2019, respectively – Fenway Hotel in Dunedin and Luminary Hotel & Co. in Fort Myers. 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 including Pumpkin Fight and Epic Chef Showdown.
About Autograph Collection Hotels
The Autograph Collection is an evolving ensemble of strikingly independent hotels. Exactly like nothing else, each destination has been selected for its quality, bold originality, rich character and uncommon details. From near to far, iconic to historic, the result is an array of properties that is nothing less than unique, nothing short of collectively exceptional. For more information and reservations please visit www.autographhotels.com, or explore our social media channels to learn more about championing the independent spirit.