LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — After more than two years of construction, Omni Louisville Hotel, the city’s tallest and most luxurious hotel, is open following a ceremonial ribbon cutting. In a nod to Louisville’s Kentucky Derby tradition, a Churchill Downs bugler played “Call to the Post” followed by “My Old Kentucky Home” as Governor Matt Bevin and Mayor Greg Fischer joined leaders from Omni Hotels & Resorts to cut a red ribbon leading to the hotel’s front doors. Louisville residents, philanthropists and military family, Shelia M. Brookins and Army National Guard SFC Darrell Brookins, were welcomed as Omni Louisville’s first official guests in front of more than 300 attendees.
“Each Omni property is designed to reflect the local culture of its city and Louisville is no exception,” said Robert Rowling, owner and chairman of TRT Holdings, Inc., parent company of Omni Hotels & Resorts. “Louisville is a dynamic, vibrant city with a rich history and unbeatable culture. We’ve worked hard to make sure Omni Louisville Hotel reflects the city’s warmth and hospitality and we’re thrilled to welcome all our guests for an unforgettable experience.”
Omni Louisville Hotel is a $300 million investment by Omni Hotels & Resorts and Metro Louisville. The project has created nearly 400 permanent jobs. With more than 20 distinct amenities, including a 20,000 square foot urban market and food hall, a speakeasy with a bowling alley, extensive event spaces, a local art gallery and a luxury spa, Omni Louisville is a destination for visitors and locals alike.
“Louisville is an important gateway to the Commonwealth, and the Omni Louisville Hotel is an outstanding partner in welcoming people to Kentucky,” said Governor Matt Bevin. “The Omni Louisville Hotel reflects the authenticity and charm of our state and provides a new attraction to guests as they explore all that Kentucky has to offer. We are grateful to Omni Hotels for this significant investment in our community.”
“Over the last two years, we’ve watched the Omni climb 30 stories into our skyline, while inside the hotel, the Omni team carefully curated every item in this building to reflect our city’s culture and personality,” said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. “Now, this long-dormant block is a vibrant development – a catalyst for continued growth and investment in our city.”
“We’ve been waiting for this day since the construction team broke ground in January 2016,” said Scott Stuckey, general manager of Omni Louisville Hotel. “We hope that Louisville will come to see Omni as the city’s new front door, and we can’t wait to welcome all our guests for an authentic Louisville experience.”
Hotel highlights include:
Food & Beverage: The culinary experiences at Omni Louisville Hotel include acclaimed Neighborhood Services restaurant offering all-day dining; the Library Bar with cocktails and local art; The Water Company, a rooftop pool bar and grill; and Texas-staple Bob’s Steak & Chop House as the hotel’s fine-dining establishment serving traditional, American prime cut steaks.
Urban Market: Falls City Market is a dynamic, modern urban market and food hall offering prepared foods and beverages as well as grocery staples. With shops including Louisville’s own Heine Brothers’ Coffee, a bookstore, artisanal pizzas, bakery, wine shop, flower store and more, Falls City Market will transform Liberty Street into a pedestrian thoroughfare, serving as a community gateway for hotel guests and locals alike.
Lifestyle: Guests will have access to an urban rooftop pool deck; fitness center; Mokara signature spa; local art gallery; and Pin + Proof, a speakeasy with four professional bowling lanes. Lewis + Louis, a bourbon retail and tasting room, offers a boutique experience with Kentucky’s native spirit, while Miller & Co. features locally sourced artisanal gifts.
Meetings & Events: The hotel offers approximately 70,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space. Convention and group attendees will have access to an additional 300,000 square feet of exhibit space at the nearby Kentucky International Convention Center.
Atop the hotel, 225 luxury one- and two-bedroom apartments are now available for pre-leasing. Visit theresidencesatomni.com for more information.
About Omni Louisville Hotel
Omni Louisville Hotel, located steps away from 4th Street Live, Kentucky International Convention Center and Whiskey Row, opened March 6, 2018. The newest Omni property features 612 finely appointed guest rooms and suites designed with intersecting towers that represent the crossroads of the past, present and future of Louisville. The hotel is a food and beverage epicenter featuring the renowned Bob’s Steak & Chop House and Neighborhood Services along with Falls City Market, an urban food market, offering grocery staples and hawker food stations, as well as a flower shop and an El Toro food truck. The hotel houses Pin + Proof, a speakeasy with four professional bowling lanes; a Mokara signature spa; a local art gallery; The Water Company, a rooftop pool deck and bar; and Lewis + Louis, a bourbon retail store. The tallest hotel in town, and inspired by the city’s rich history and authentic character, Omni Louisville Hotel transformed one of the city’s most significant urban blocks into a unique and vibrant mixed-use complex offering hotel guests, residents and locals the ability to connect and enjoy the best the city has to offer. For more information or to book accommodations, visit https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/louisville or call (888) 444-6664.
About Omni Hotels & Resorts
Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business and leisure destinations across North America. With more than 25 iconic golf courses and 16 award-winning spas featured in dynamic locales nationwide, every Omni proudly opens its doors to share the true spirit of its destination. Reflected through local color, personalized service, unique wellness options, signature restaurants and creative culinary offerings, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every guest and a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program. As a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance, Select Guest is further expanded through the DISCOVERY® loyalty program offering members additional global benefits. Omni is committed to reducing hunger and is on a mission through its Say Goodnight to Hunger initiative to provide millions of meals each year for food banks to feed children, families and seniors in communities in which it operates. For information or to book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.
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