OMAHA, NE—The Capitol District, a mixed-use development combining hotel, apartments, retail, office and outdoor entertainment, will open in phases starting in August with the opening of a new full-service Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District.
The 333-room Omaha Marriott Downtown, managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, was designed by architecture firm Leo A Daly and is being built by J.E. Dunn. The 12-story glass building will add to the downtown skyline, complementing the roofline of the Omaha Convention Center, according to the company.
There will be over 17,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, hospitality suites, a rooftop swimming pool with bar and entertainment area, full-service restaurant and bar, and an extra-large fitness center.
Marriott was recruited for the hotel expressly because of the full-service chain’s social, inviting vibe, according to Michelle Holmes, interior designer with Leo A Daly. “The Marriott brand is based around a great room, and that’s exactly what we wanted the lobby to be—a social space for the city,” Holmes said.
Comprising three main uses—lounge, dining room and bar—the different portions of the grand lobby spill over into each other to create a cohesive but intimate gathering space, according to the firm.