By Taylor Durden
Derby City Weekend
The Omni Hotel Louisville is celebrating one year since opening its doors, while also looking ahead to continue improving their services.
The $320 million project opened its doors to the public on March 6, 2018.
In one year, more than 130,000 guests spent the night. The hotel donated more than 215,000 meals to the Dare to Care Food Bank.
Visitors bowled 1,880 games at Pin + Proof and 10,467 cocktails were crafted in the hotel’s Library Bar.
At the Mokara Spa, 3,785 massages, 1,379 facials and 766 nail appointments have been given.
“It’s crazy to think a year has gone by since we opened on March 6th, 2018,” Eamon O’Brien, Omni Louisville Hotel’s Director of Sales and Marketing, said. “It’s been a fantastic welcome by the city of Louisville and the community here has been fantastic to work with.”
O’Brien said Louisville is growing and it’s exciting to be in the middle of it.
“There’s really national momentum for the city of Louisville,” O’Brien said. “We’re really proud to be a part of that. [We’re] kind of the cornerstone in downtown and just the investment people are bringing in — both Louisvillians as well as investment from different cities — has really been encouraging to see.”
With the Omni’s opening and the Kentucky International Convention Center reopening, other businesses nearby are feeling the buzz of what’s happening downtown.
Griff’s, a sports bar and grill, relocated from Cardinal Town to across the street from the Omni in December 2018.
“It’s an up and coming area,” Griff’s General Manager, Derric Perkins, said. “It’s two blocks from the Yum! Center, so we get a lot of that traffic.”
Perkins said Griff’s has a good relationship with the Omni, leaving take out menus there and often seeing the Omni’s guests visit the restaurant.
“It’s a great place to come watch a game so they come down the elevator and cross the street and here you go,” he said.
Louisville was recently named the top “Convention and Visitors Bureau” of the Year in a secondary by ConferenceDirect, a global meetings industry management company.
Omni Louisville was ranked number four on that group’s list of top hotels and resorts under 750 rooms across the country.