LOUISVILLE, Ky. — One year after Omni Louisville Hotel first opened its doors to the public, the $320 million project has changed the landscape and the skyline of downtown hospitality.
Now employing more than 450 people – about a hundred more than they did on opening day – the Omni is providing daily rest and refreshment for both out-of-town guests and downtown residents and workers. The Omni’s intersecting towers have become instantly recognizable as the crossroads of what’s happening in Louisville.
“Louisville has always had a welcoming tradition and a reputation for treating guests with warmth and style,” said Scott Stuckey, Omni Louisville’s general manager. “But in the past 12 months, with the opening of the Omni and the reopening of a revitalized Kentucky International Convention Center, that tradition has been updated and that reputation has been given a new shine.”
Furthermore, the opening of the Omni introduced 612 guest rooms to the Louisville market – more than all the other hotels that opened downtown in 2018 combined.
Omni Louisville has provided more than 130,000 restful nights in the past 12 months – and has more than 100,000 rooms already reserved for future nights.
“We’ve hosted nine weddings, celebrated uncountable anniversaries and been the site of both large corporate seminars and quiet business lunches where deals get made,” said Eamon O’Brien, Sales and Marketing manager at the hotel. “We have changed the way people in downtown Louisville eat, shop and celebrate.”
Omni Louisville is designed to reflect the unique flavor and spirt of Louisville. The essence of Louisville is distilled into every corner of the property, elevating the elements of bourbon, water and culture in each fabric, fixture and finish. There’s a nod to Louisville Water Company history with the rooftop pool, local art in the lobby gallery and Pin + Proof is a speakeasy whose history is steeped in prohibition.
The Omni continues to entertain and delight visitors and locals alike.
“We’ve done a lot in the last 12 months,” said general manager Scott Stuckey. “We’ve introduced catering from the Falls City Market, offering food and pastries for events at the hotel and citywide. We cannot wait to see what the future holds.”
- In the restaurants: 53,239 meals by Neighborhood Services, servicing 71,763 guests
- At the Falls City Market: 20,000+ tacos, 20,000+ pizzas (with Kentucky ham being the favorite topping!), 6,000+ cinnamon rolls and thousands of bags of Zapps VooDoo potato chips sold
- In Pin + Proof: 1880 games bowled
- From the Library Bar: 10,467 cocktails crafted (4,016 of the hotel’s signature 1881 Old Fashioned)
- At the Mokara Spa: 3,785 massages, 1,379 facials and 766 nail appointments
- At Lewis + Louis: 180 bourbon tastings
- Valet: 64,967 cars parked
- In the meeting rooms: 634 meetings and conventions
- Down the aisle: 9 weddings
“We’ve always thought of the Omni Louisville Hotel as the city’s new front door,” said Eamon O’Brien. “We are proud to be able to continue welcoming all guests to the city. It’s incredible to see the excitement around the hotel and the popularity of Louisville growing.”
With every night booked at the Omni Louisville, the hotel donates a meal to the Dare to Care Foodbank. As of the year anniversary, there have been 215,579 meals donated.
“The Omni Louisville hotel offers experiences uniquely Louisville and distinctly Omni – whether that’s a visitor in town for a convention or a local family celebrating at Bob’s Steak and Chop House,” said Stuckey. “We hope to see you soon for many years to come.”