Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU Celebrates Topping Out
New Hotel Expands Brand Footprint Within Arizona; Spring 2023 Opening Planned
TEMPE, AZ (March 3, 2022) – Today, the highly anticipated Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU celebrated its topping out with an official ceremony that marked a major milestone for brand’s third property in Arizona. Slated to open spring 2023 in the heart of downtown Tempe, the 330-guest-room hotel, located at 7 East University Drive, will augment Tempe’s revitalized downtown area and bring some of the largest conference and meeting space to the city.
“The official topping out for Omni Tempe at ASU is a major milestone in the building process of a property we are extremely proud to be bringing to the Tempe community, in partnership with Arizona State University and the City of Tempe," said Dan Piotrowski, senior vice president of operations for Omni Hotels & Resorts. "We are thrilled to extend Omni's hospitality and service to Tempe's growing downtown and the thriving ASU campus."
The hotel is a $125 million investment and part of a public-private partnership with Arizona State University (ASU) and the City of Tempe. Downtown Tempe is thriving with attractions, businesses, residents, and visitors, and Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU will be the incredible completion of an important downtown intersection.
"I'm so excited about the Omni Hotel and Conference Center coming to Tempe,” said Mayor Woods. “It's a terrific partnership between Omni, ASU and the City that will bring so much value to our community and renew the spark of economic vitality downtown."
Omni will develop the hotel in collaboration with a team of seasoned hospitality professionals, including C+TC Design Studio, Inc. (architect), Brasfield & Gorrie (general contractor) and Monogram at BBGM (interior design). The hotel will feature 330 guest rooms, including 11 suites, four dining outlets, a spacious pool deck, retail, and nearly 36,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting space with expansive views of the ASU campus and the Arizona cityscape.
“Construction on the Omni Hotel Tempe at ASU and Conference Center is making great progress, and the anticipated entrance experience at the northwest corner of the Tempe campus and downtown Tempe is coming into focus,” said Morgan R. Olsen, ASU executive vice president, treasurer and chief financial officer. “This four-star hotel and conference center in downtown Tempe will bolster community and economic development while providing ASU with the ability to host large research and education-related meetings and public functions.”
Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU will be a lifestyle hotel, reflective of its natural surroundings and the unique local culture of Arizona:
- Design: The hotel’s design elements highlight Tempe’s local and cultural landscape, integrating ASU’s modern, industrial feel with Arizona’s rich desert hues. Contrasts of Arizona’s light and shadow create texture and patterns that will mingle with the hotel’s accents of concrete, leather, metal, and natural materials. Other nods to the ASU campus can be found throughout the hotel, with abstract artwork of library books, artwork from local artists and alumni and library-esque tables in the lobby bar area.
- Culinary: With four culinary outlets planned, each outlet will serve unique and locally inspired cuisine. From a coffee bar that evolves into a cocktail bar by night, to a pool bar with views of the Tempe skyline, there are food and beverage offerings available all-day to satisfy every palate. Guests and Tempe locals will also enjoy expansive views from the rooftop restaurant and lounge that will feature indoor and outdoor covered space and bold design elements that celebrate the Arizona cityscape.
- Amenities: Guests will enjoy elevated pool deck with a lounge and recreation space, a retail space with curated, authentically local goods, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.
- Meetings & Special Events: Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU will be a destination for meetings and events. Boasting almost 36,000 square feet of meeting and event space, the hotel will include four meeting rooms, one board room, two ballrooms and an event lawn, allowing for events to flow from indoor to outdoor. Boasting the largest, continuous ballroom in Tempe, at over 15,000 square feet, the grand ballroom features high ceilings, a neutral color palette and the ability to configure the space to accommodate every group, meeting, wedding, or social event.
For more information on Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU, visit omnihotels.com/hotels, call 1-800-The-Omni or follow Omni Hotels & Resorts at www.Facebook.com/OmniHotels, www. Instagram.com/OmniHotels and Twitter.com/OmniHotels.
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.