Omni Louisville Hotel, Louisville, Ky.

Omni Breaks Ground on $289M Omni Louisville Hotel in Kentucky

by Jeff Shaw

LOUISVILLE, KY. — Omni Hotels & Resorts has broken ground on the 612-room Omni Louisville Hotel, the brand’s first property in Kentucky. The hotel will be located at Liberty and 2nd Street in downtown Louisville, one block from Kentucky International Convention Center.

Development costs for the public-private project are estimated at $289 million. The 30-story hotel is set to open in early 2018.

“Today was much more than just breaking ground on the Omni Louisville Hotel,” Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said at the groundbreaking ceremony. “Today’s groundbreaking is symbolic of the future transformation of our city and the prosperity yet to come. This hotel will not only help bolster our reputation as a leading meetings and leisure destination, but will serve as a cornerstone where our downtown community can connect.”

Amenities at the hotel will include an all-day dining venue, lobby lounge, and rooftop pool bar and grill, in addition to Bob’s Steak & Chop House. The top floors will also feature 225 luxury apartments.

The property will provide approximately 70,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, a fitness center, spa and speakeasy with a bowling alley. A grocery store is set to open adjacent to the hotel, which would serve as a gateway between the new hotel and Fourth Street Live, the entertainment, retail and office district currently under development nearby.

The Omni Louisville Hotel is a part of the brand’s Convention Collection, which also contains properties in Atlanta, Dallas, Fort Worth, Nashville, Providence, San Diego and Washington, D.C.

Dallas-based Omni Hotels & Resorts owns 60 luxury hotels and resorts across North America.

— Nellie Day

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