The highly-anticipated Luminary Hotel & Co., will have a soft opening in downtown Fort Myers, Fl., on Sept. 23. Opening along with the 243-room, waterfront hotel will be Dean Street Coffee, the Lobby Bar, and Ella Mae’s Diner, three of Luminary’s main food and beverage outlets. The rooftop Beacon Social Drinkery and Silver King Ocean Brasserie each will make their debuts later in the fall.
“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, Luminary’s general manager. “Even with all these unique challenges, we’re hopeful one or more of our new dining outlets may open sooner than expected.’’
The three new outlets opening with the hotel each 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 twist to the classic all-American diner; and the 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, scheduled to open in October and November, respectively; The Workshop culinary theater; an indoor and outdoor fitness facility; and a pool area on the fourth floor featuring an event deck overlooking the Caloosahatchee River.
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