omni dallas hotel books more than 250,000 room nights; skybridge, ballrooms nearly complete
Convention Center Headquartes Hotel in Dallas Achieves Meetings Milestone
Dallas (August 10, 2011) – The Omni Dallas Hotel is pleased to announce that it has booked its 250,000th room night, comprised of over 160 meetings and conventions contracted through 2017. Additionally, the hotel is literally crossing a major construction milestone as it puts the finishing touches on the skybridge that connects the headquarters hotel to the Dallas Convention Center as it prepares for these groups to come to Dallas. The Dallas and Trinity Ballrooms are also nearing completion, prior to its scheduled opening in November.
The Omni Dallas Hotel meeting and event space will suit any type of function from grand galas and corporate sales launches to large association meetings with more than 110,000 square feet of space:
- The Dallas Ballroom – the second largest ballroom in Downtown Dallas - features 31,733/15,946 square feet of function and pre-function space respectively, equipped for events up to 3,000 people.
- The Trinity Ballroom features 15,418/4,986 square feet of function and pre-function space respectively, equipped for events up to 1,400 people.
In total, the hotel is designed to accommodate up to 4,500 attendees at any given time with the latest technology and a team of top-caliber convention services professionals. The hotel’s meeting space features interactive signage, specially-designed lighting, custom sound systems by industry leader Walker Engineering, production set-up and rigging points designed by Freeman, state-of-the-art Internet access and 600 amps of show power. The project also has more than 700 parking spots and ample space for exhibit and décor companies needing easy access.
The skybridge offers meeting planners and convention-goers convenient access to more than 2.1 million square feet of meeting space located in the Dallas Convention Center. Guests will have access via the skybridge to level two of the convention center from the two meeting levels of the hotel.
“We are pleased to have created what we believe it the premiere Dallas meeting and events venue,” said Ed Netzhammer, managing director of the Omni Dallas Hotel. “We look forward to welcoming associations and corporate groups to come experience all that Dallas now has to offer.”
The ribbon cutting is scheduled for 11/11/11, and the first group, Dallas-based Freeman, will hold its national sales convention at the property November 13 - 15. Freeman’s sales team will attend two days of training, development, recognition meetings and seminars hosted by the Omni Dallas Hotel, Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Dallas Convention Center.
July 23rd marked the 111th day until the opening of the Omni Dallas Hotel on 11/11/11. To celebrate, the hotel recently launched an $11 offer for meeting planners that includes:
- $11 per gallon of coffee, per day
- $11 breakfast per person, per day
- $11 LCD rental per day
The terms and conditions as well as more information may be found by at omnidallashotel.com . Follow Omni Hotels & Resorts at twitter.com/omnihotels or at twitter.com/omnihotelsPR .
About the Omni Dallas Hotel
Connected to the Dallas Convention Center , the Omni Dallas Hotel offers a luxurious, warm and sophisticated design which reflects the essence of Dallas with a contemporary, reflective glass exterior and native textures, art and other materials enriching the interior. Upon opening, guests and locals alike will have access to five culinary selections, including the celebrated Bob’s Steak & Chop House, The Owner’s Box and a farm-to-table restaurant, Texas Spice, for a casual dining experience, as well as retail space, lounges, a signature Mokara Spa, urban pool deck and more. In-room technology will include flat screen TVs as well as TV monitors embedded within the bathroom mirrors. The LEED Silver New Construction project includes utilization of recycled materials, irrigation supplied by recycled water, water-saving fixtures, guest room energy management systems and more. Connected via a skybridge to the Dallas Convention Center, the Omni Dallas Hotel will incorporate over 110,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space. Included among its 21 meeting rooms are the grand and junior ballrooms, encompassing 32,000 and 15,000 sq. ft. respectively. The hotel will comfortably accommodate groups of more than 3,300 attendees at any given time.
For more information about the Omni Dallas Hotel, please visit omnidallashotel.com or call 214-744-6664.