LOUISVILLE, KY — The Omni Louisville Hotel held its ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration ahead of schedule on March 6. The event was headlined by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Governor Matt Bevin, Omni Hotels & Resorts owner Bob Rowling and Omni Louisville General Manager Scott Stuckey.
The $300 million hotel features 612 guestrooms, 70,000 sq. ft. 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, the signature Mokara Salon & Spa with fitness center and The Water Company, a rooftop pool and bar.
The addition of this property, along with six other 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.
Louisville’s downtown convention package will include a remodeled Kentucky International Convention Center (slated to reopen by Aug. 1) with more than 200,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space.