Next week, thousands of visitors will descend on the state of Nebraska to witness the Great American Eclipse, the first total solar eclipse to take place over the continental United States in nearly 40 years. Just as significant to the state's tourism industry, however, is an event that happened this week: the grand opening of the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District, the first new full-service hotel to open in Omaha, NE, in more than 10 years.
Part of downtown Omaha's $205 million Capitol District development -- which will include 218 luxury residential apartments; Class A office space; a 525-stall parking garage; 90,000 square feet of retail space for restaurants, shops, and entertainment; and a central plaza that will host citywide events and concerts -- the new hotel has 12 stories, 333 guest rooms, a rooftop swimming pool and bar, a full-service restaurant, a concierge lounge for VIP guests, a Starbucks, an attached parking garage, an outdoor events area, and 17,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including an 11,000-square-foot ballroom that is one of Omaha's largest.
"We are thrilled to officially welcome guests to the Omaha Marriott Downtown located in the city's first entertainment district, the Capitol District," said Joseph Khairallah, president and chief operating officer of Marcus Hotels & Resorts, the property's owner. "The Omaha Marriott Downtown serves as a social hub for visitors and guests alike and will be the ideal venue for meetings, conventions, special events, weddings, galas, and corporate gatherings. We are delighted to be a part of Omaha's exciting new development and look forward to providing a uniquely sophisticated and urban experience for years to come."
Added General Manager Steve Hilton, "Our team is ready to make sure every guest experience at the new Omaha Marriott Downtown is unforgettable. Whether guests are visiting for a business meeting, a wedding, a citywide conference, a weekend getaway, or a college reunion, we are here to provide unparalleled and exceptional service. We are excited to open our doors and be a part of this vibrant and growing city."
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