Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU Opens Doors in the Heart of Downtown Tempe
Omni Hotels & Resorts introduces their newest hotel with top-of-the-class guest rooms, grade-A restaurants, bars, pool deck, the largest ballroom in Tempe and more
TEMPE, AZ (April 28, 2023) – The intersection of University Drive and Mill Avenue in Downtown Tempe just became the center of attention with the opening of Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU. The latest lifestyle hotel from Omni Hotels & Resorts welcomed its first guests today, bringing the brand’s modern elegance and elevated experiences to the city while adding more than 300 guest rooms and a dynamic mix of restaurant, bar, and events spaces that will serve as a social hub for the community.
“We are thrilled to be a part of this exciting time of growth and change in the Tempe community,” said Peter Strebel, Chairman of Omni Hotels & Resorts. “Every Omni hotel is inspired by the authentic spirit of the destination. This hotel was inspired by the energy of ASU, the booming growth of Tempe, and the exciting people and tapestry of Arizona.”
The hotel is a $125 million investment and part of a public-private partnership with Arizona State University (ASU) and the City of Tempe. In celebration of this highly anticipated opening, the property held a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday where Peter Strebel, General Manager Todd Gagnon, Tempe Mayor Corey Woods, and ASU President Michael Crow addressed the crowd.
“This project is a significant milestone in Arizona State University’s redesign as a leading center for teaching, learning and discovery,” said ASU President Michael M. Crow. “We are dedicated to access, collaboration and service, and partnering with Omni to create this amazing property in the heart of Tempe opens our doors and empowers us to engage with more people, ideas and opportunities.”
Design elements pull from Tempe’s cultural landscape, integrating ASU’s modern, industrial feel with the serenity of the Sonoran Desert. Each of the 330 guest rooms and 11 suites are steeped in earthy textures and urban comforts and nearly 36,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting spaces, including the largest ballroom in Tempe, set a new wave for conferences and events.
“The opening of Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU marks a major milestone for our city. The name and legacy of the Omni brand introduces a new level of hospitality to Tempe and will provide yet another experience opportunity for those who want to visit our community. Tempe already is an excellent tourism and business destination. The addition of Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU will only improve that,” said Tempe Mayor Corey Woods.
Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU will be instrumental in reviving downtown’s attractiveness as both a tourism and business destination. Additionally, the hotel brings four new culinary outlets to the neighborhood serving locally inspired cuisine, including:
- Lucero Rooftop: A sky-high bar and restaurant where bold design emulates the starry night sky, the rooftop destination provides the ideal vantage point to witness iconic sunsets while sipping craft cocktails and savoring inventive bites.
- Neighborhood Services: Serving up honest food & drink in the American Tradition, Neighborhood Services, a concept by acclaimed Chef Nick Badovinus, will offer rotating daily favorites, house craft cocktails and more.
- Salt & Gila: Buzzing and lively, the third-floor pool bar is ideal for all day libations or cozy fireside evenings, making Salt & Gila the best place to engage, connect and unwind.
- Library Rules: Mornings start here with a specialty cup of coffee paired with sweet pastries before transitioning into night where guests indulge in light bites and savory wines from a unique vineyard halfway around the globe.
"The City of Tempe is leading the way when it comes to growth and development in the state with over 4 million visitors a year according to the Tempe Tourism Office," said Todd Gagnon, general manager of Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU. "Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU is a reflection of the vibrant local culture that gives this community its distinct energy. Our goal was to create an exceptional environment for students, visitors and locals alike – whether visiting from out of town or here for a staycation you can truly immerse yourself in everything that makes Tempe special."
As the hotel embarks upon its freshman year, guests can book the Freshman Limited Time Offer through May 31, 2023 to lock in rates starting at $185 per night. Guests can also save up to 20% off when staying 3 nights or more with the Longer Days, Longer Stays Package through September 28, 2023.
For booking inquiries, visit omnihotels.com/hotels/tempe-asu/, or call 602-794-8600. For more information on Omni Hotels & Resorts, visit omnihotels.com or connect on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
About Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU
Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU amplifies Tempe’s revitalized downtown area bringing some of the largest conference and meeting space to the city. The hotel features 330 guest rooms, including 11 suites, four dining outlets, a spacious pool deck, retail, and almost 36,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting space with expansive views of the ASU campus and the Arizona cityscape. Whether you are looking for a destination for your weekend getaway, a meeting room or event space for a conference or wedding, the Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU is sure to meet the needs of the most refined travelers. For booking inquiries, visit omnihotels.com/hotels/tempe-asu, or call the hotel at 602-794-8600, or central reservations at 1-888-444-6664.
About Omni Hotels & Resorts
Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at over 50 distinct hotels and resorts in the most popular leisure and business destinations across the United States, as well as in Canada. With 28 iconic golf courses, including multiple short courses, 25 award-winning spas featured in dynamic locales nationwide, every Omni proudly opens its doors to share the true spirit of its destination. Reflected through local color, personalized service, unique wellness options, signature restaurants and creative culinary offerings, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every guest and a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest® loyalty program. Omni is committed to reducing hunger and is on a mission through its Say Goodnight to Hunger initiative, to provide millions of meals each year for food banks to feed children, families, and seniors in communities in which it operates. Through its partnership with Shared Hope International, Omni is dedicated to the education and training of its associates to help combat human trafficking. Omni Hotels & Resorts is the official hotel of the PGA TOUR® and PGA of America. For information or to book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.