Groundbreaking for $235 million convention center and hotel in downtown OKC

Another indication of a resurgence in Oklahoma’s economy, one driven strongly by the oil and gas industry.

Groundbreaking was planned Monday morning for a $235 million, 605-room convention center and hotel in downtown Oklahoma City. It’s being built by Omni Hotel and Resorts and company president Peter Strebel was to be on hand.

The 17-story hotel located at 100 West Oklahoma City Blvd. adjacent to the Chesapeake Energy Center will serve the city’s revitalized downtown area including the future convention center, Scissortail Park and Chesapeake Energy Arena, home to the Oklahoma City Thunder professional basketball team.

A more than $235 million investment, the hotel will feature 605 luxurious guest rooms, inclusive of 29 suites, with dramatic views of the 70-acre Scissortail Park. A true outdoor recreation, entertainment and culinary destination, Omni Oklahoma City Hotel will offer seven dining outlets, an expansive pool deck with event space, retail, 78,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space and a Mokara Spa.

The Omni Oklahoma City Hotel will become a part of Omni’s robust, and growing, Convention Center Collection, which features signature properties in Atlanta, Louisville, Dallas, Nashville and Boston (opening in 2021).