Brasfield & Gorrie breaks ground on $241m convention centre hotel in US

WCN Editorial Team 4 Oct 2018 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

American construction company Brasfield & Gorrie has broken ground on $241m Omni Oklahoma City Hotel, a convention centre hotel being established by Omni Hotels & Resorts.

Located at 100 West Oklahoma City Blvd, the 17-storey hotel is set to open in early 2021.

The hotel will serve the city’s revitalised downtown area, including the future convention centre, Scissortail Park and Chesapeake Energy Arena, home of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder.

Omni is developing the hotel in collaboration with a team of hospitality professionals, including Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio (architect), Brasfield & Gorrie (general contractor) and Bill Rooney Studio (interior design).

The hotel will feature 605 luxurious guestrooms, inclusive of 29 suites, offering views of the 70-acre Scissortail Park and the downtown skyline.

Omni Hotels and Resorts president Peter Strebel said: “Oklahoma City has been incredibly welcoming to our Omni family. The revitalization surrounding this hotel is unprecedented, and we are honored to be a partner in the future of Oklahoma City.

“As a recognized leader in the convention center hotel market, we are redefining and reimagining the traditional headquarters hotel in exciting markets of growth and change across the country and Oklahoma City is leading the way for progressive downtown redevelopment.”

Omni Oklahoma City Hotel will offer seven dining outlets, a pool deck with event space, retail, 78,000ft² of indoor and outdoor meeting space and a Mokara Spa.

The hotel is part of a public-private partnership with the city. Construction on the Oklahoma City Convention Center commenced in June and the centre is scheduled to open in 2020.

In addition to green space, the park’s design plans call for a café, sports facilities, a tranquil lake, nature trails and more.

The Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City president and CEO Cathy O’Connor said: “We are very excited for construction to begin on the hotel. It will be one of the focal points of nearly $1 billion in public and private development at or near the intersection of the new Oklahoma City Boulevard and Robinson Avenue.”

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Image: A rendering of the Omni Oklahoma City Hotel. Photo: Courtesy of Brasfield & Gorrie.

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