The $241 million development funded via public-private partnership broke ground this week as part of a revitalization effort in the city’s downtown area, which includes a $288 million convention center that will be linked to the hotel. Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio will act as architect and Bill Rooney Studio will handle interior design at the new-construction 605-room, 17-story Omni Oklahoma City Hotel.
Construction started in June and will open in 2020, while the hotel will open in early 2021. The new Omni hotel will showcase views of the 70-acre Scissortail Park, a $132 million greenspace currently under construction that will include a lake, café and sports facilities.
Design elements at the hotel will take inspiration from Oklahoma’s prairie landscapes and feature a sky-blue palette and wheat patterns in corridors. Meanwhile, Scissortail Park inspires chevron patterns throughout the interiors. Due to the hotel’s proximity to Chesapeake Energy Arena, home to the Oklahoma City Thunder, some guestrooms are designed with larger door frames, taller ceilings and shower heads, and longer beds to accommodate visiting basketball teams.
The property will offer seven food and beverage outlets, a pool deck, retail, a spa, and 78,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor meeting space. Omni Oklahoma City Hotel will become a part of the hotelier’s growing Convention Center Collection, which includes such locations as Atlanta, Louisville, Dallas, Nashville and Boston (opening in 2021).
Rendering: Omni Hotels & Resorts