OMAHA, NE—Marcus Hotels & Resorts and Shamrock Development, Inc. a Nebraska-based development company, have begun construction on the Marriott Capitol District Hotel here, slated for completion in late 2017.
“We are very pleased with the progress of the hotel construction and we are excited to be a part of this new and important development in Omaha,” said Joseph Khairallah, CEO of Marcus Hotels & Resorts. “The Marriott Capitol District Hotel will be ideal for meetings, conventions, special events, weddings, galas and other corporate gatherings. The ballroom on the second floor will overlook the plaza area and will be connected with direct access to the town square area, providing a unique experience for events and gatherings.”
Located at Capitol Ave. and 10th St., the 333-room, 12-story full-service hotel will serve as an anchor for the Capitol District, the dining and entertainment section of the city’s downtown.
In addition to the hotel, the $205-million Capitol District project will include 218 residential apartments, office space, a 525-stall parking garage and 90,000 sq. ft. of retail space for restaurants, shops and entertainment—all located around a contemporary plaza area, akin to a modern day town square. The plaza will be a primary space for citywide events and concerts, and will serve as a connection point to residential, retail and other uses in the Capitol District. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is a minority investor in the project and will manage the high-rise hotel.
As part of the development, the new Marriott hotel will have 16,500 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space with an additional 16,500 sq. ft. of pre-function space. The 11,000-sq.-ft. ballroom will be one of the largest among the downtown Omaha hotels, according to the company.
“The Capitol District development will bring a new energy and synergy to the city’s downtown and we are thrilled to bring Marriott and Marcus Hotels’ tradition of extraordinary service and personalized hospitality to residents and visitors alike,” said Mike Moylan, president and CEO of Shamrock Development.