The Omni Louisville Hotel opened the doors to their 30-story property in downtown Louisville with a ribbon-cutting and grand opening celebrating the early completion of the $300 million development. The hotel features 612 guest rooms, 226 apartments along with 70,000 sf of flexible meeting space and three restaurants, including Bob’s Steak & Chophouse, Neighborhood Services and Falls City Market. The market doubles as an urban eatery offering an array of general grocery and highly curated locally sourced products.
In a nod to the significance of Louisville’s bourbon history and culture, the hotel features Pin + Proof, a speakeasy-style bar with bowling lanes, the equestrian and bourbon themed Library Bar, signature Mokara Salon & Spa with fitness center and The Water Company, a rooftop pool and bar.
The grand opening was headlined by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Governor Matt Bevin, Omni Hotels & Resorts owner Bob Rowling and Scott Stuckey, Omni Louisville general manager.
The opening of this property, along with six additional hotels opened in the past 18 months, brings Louisville’s hotel inventory to 19,400 rooms. Currently there are 16 additional hotels under construction in the city, with 14 of them expected to be completed by early 2019, bringing the city’s room capacity to nearly 21,000.
The Omni offers another high-end brand to leisure travelers and helps Louisville attract larger conventions with the addition of more than 600 new hotel rooms. The timing is bolstered by the renovation and expansion of the adjacent Kentucky International Convention Center, which is slated to be completed and re-opened August 1, 2018.
Louisville’s downtown convention package will include a remodeled convention center with more than 200,000 sq. ft of exhibit space and nearly 6,000 rooms within walking distance of the seven Urban Bourbon Distilleries, the restaurants and retail of Whiskey Row, the 10 attractions of Museum Row and entertainment corridor of Fourth Street Live!