The 23-story Omni Dallas Convention Center Hotel has broken ground. In May, Dallas residents voted for the hotel, a steel and glass boomerang-shaped tower that will feature 1,000 rooms and skybridge access to the Dallas Convention Center. Design plans call for a signature restaurant, lounges, retail, a high-end Mokara Spa, and pool deck. In addition, the Omni Dallas will offer a minimum of 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, with a 33,500 square-foot Senior Ballroom, a 16,500-square-foot Junior Ballroom, and 10,000 square feet of usable outdoor area. The hotel is slated to open in 2012.
BOKA Powell is the project's architect of record. 5Gstudio_collaborative is serving as the design architect and offering interior design services. Vivian-Nichols Associates will also work on the hotel's interiors. Matthews Southwest is the project's developer.Source: Hospitality Design Magazine