Luminary Hotel & Co. has appointed Bob Megazzini as general manager of the 243-room hotel coming to downtown Fort Myers in late 2020.

Megazzini will oversee the hiring of new staff, day-to-day operations, and guest and employee satisfaction at Luminary Hotel, along with the remodeled Harborside Event Center, which will be rebranded, and the planned amphitheater in Centennial Park.

With more than 30 years of experience at several Marriott hotels around the country, Megazzini started his career in the kitchen and worked his way up to executive chef. Megazzini was most recently the area general manager for the JW Marriott Denver and Courtyard Denver Downtown for three years.

The Luminary Hotel will be a part of the Autograph Collection of Marriott International Inc. and is expected to be the first Autograph hotel in the Fort Myers-Naples area, according to a press release.