Convention Center Luxury Hotel and Condominiums
FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 21, 2006 - Omni Hotels is capturing the Fort Worth horizon as construction begins for the brand's newest luxury hotel and condominiums. Sculpted from native stone, rich hardwoods and wrapped in glass, the Omni Fort Worth Hotel will be the newest star in the Lone Star State.
"The Omni Fort Worth Hotel will offer a bold taste of Texas hospitality with a personality that's as gracious and dynamic as Fort Worth itself," said Robert Rowling, chairman of Omni Hotels.
The 34-story, 604-room luxury hotel will boast a unique structural design and style that draw upon Fort Worth's strong cultural roots and bold Texas pride to create an unforgettable atmosphere. With artwork adorning the hotel walls, the unique life-as-gallery display will be part of the finishing touch to this new piece of Fort Worth magnificence.
Omni Hotels celebrated the start of construction with a special ceremony and reception for local officials and community partners. Joined by Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief, Rowling literally added the company's brand to the Fort Worth skyline by raising an over-sized branding iron to imprint the Omni Hotels logo on a giant artist's rendering of the hotel and surrounding area.
"We're proud to add the Omni Hotels brand to Fort Worth's burgeoning downtown scene," said Rowling. "The City of Fort Worth has been a bold, forward-thinking partner, and together we can build upon the city's growing reputation as a leading destination."
Omni Hotels plans to welcome guests to the new Fort Worth location in late 2008. Big, even by legendary Texas standards, the convention center hotel will offer nearly 40,000 square feet of meeting room space, plus 10,000 additional square feet of outdoor meeting space. Guests will find unrivaled amenities to include:
The Omni Fort Worth Hotel, which is being privately financed, will be owned and managed by Omni Hotels. The hotel was designed by Dallas based architects HOK. The interior design elements were fashioned by Looney & Associates, also located in Dallas.
The addition of the Fort Worth property extends a period of an aggressive growth for Omni Hotels. Their latest period of expansion began in 2002 with the opening of its Omni San Francisco Hotel. Since then, the company has opened a 600-room tower and meeting space at Atlanta's Omni Hotel at CNN Center (2003), the Omni San Diego Hotel (2004) and the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate (2004). In March 2006, Omni acquired La Mansion del Rio and the Watermark Hotel & Spa in San Antonio. The company also extended its international reach in March by joining Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), a network of luxury brands with hotels and resorts in more than 150 destinations in 55 countries.
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