Omni hotels recommended as operator of dallas convention center hotel

Irving, Texas (November 24, 2008) – Omni Hotels announced that the brand was recommended by Dallas city staff to be the operator for the Dallas Convention Center Hotel. The recommendation was approved by the Economic Development Committee. Omni Hotels has been pursuing the management agreement for this project, and this action serves as an important milestone in the ongoing process to build the 1,000-room hotel, scheduled to open in 2011.

The planned hotel will serve to work in concert with the Convention Center, one of the largest in the U.S. with over one million square feet of exhibit space, to attract more meetings and convention business to Dallas. The current design includes approximately 100,000 square feet of meeting space, several restaurants, lounges and a signature spa. The project will also be the springboard for additional development to add more lifestyle and entertainment venues in the area to engage guests and locals.

Many groups and organizations around Dallas have joined together in support of the building of the hotel, which will aid in attracting top-tier conventions and meetings and bolster the local economy. The Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau recently reported that a convention center hotel could bring approximately $800 million in direct spending and $2.6 billion in annual economic impact as well as become a destination that helps revitalize downtown Dallas.

“We look forward to and are committed to working with a diverse group to make this tremendous project a reality, confirming Dallas as one of the premier meeting destinations in the country,” said Mike Deitemeyer, president of Omni Hotels. “We are exceptionally pleased with this decision and want to thank city staff, Mayor Leppert, the City of Dallas, the Dallas City Council and members of our local community for their generous support through this rigorous selection process.

The luxury hotel brand is headquartered in Las Colinas and currently has three hotels located in the Dallas Fort Worth area.

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