After more than two years of construction, Omni Louisville Hotel, the city's tallest 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.
Scott Stuckey, general manager, Omni Louisville Hotel, Mayor Greg Fischer, Robert Rowling, owner and chairman, TRT Holdings, Inc., parent company of Omni Hotels & Resorts, Governor Matt Bevin, Jim Caldwell, chief operating officer, Omni Hotels & Resorts
"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.
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