Look up – The Omni Hotel is coming to Louisville
The skyline is changing in Louisville, Kentucky. What will soon be the third tallest building in the city is taking shape on the old water company block at Third and Jefferson Streets in downtown Louisville.
The new 30-story Omni Hotel & Residences, which is located just one block from the city’s convention center, reflects an ongoing and dynamic transformation of Louisville’s downtown area.
In addition to more than 600 guest rooms and suites, the Omni will also add 70,000 square feet of meeting and event space, topped by 226 apartments and a rooftop pool complete with its own bar and grill. An art gallery will grace the hotel lobby. Those seeking livelier entertainment options will find them in the hotel’s Speakeasy and bowling alley. A 2,000 square foot grocery on the first floor will be open to Hotel Guests, Apartment Residents, and the Public.
Omni Louisville Hotel & Residences project broke ground in January 2016. F.A. Wilhelm Construction is performing the concrete work for the project in partnership with Brasfield and Gorrie.
Tyler Blank, Wilhelm’s preconstruction manager for the Omni Hotel project, said Louisville is keeping Wilhelm pretty busy these days. He said Wilhelm crews finished constructing the new Speed Art Museum and last summer, they finished work on renovating the Gene Snyder Courthouse. They are also working on a large utility project to help the city more effectively manage its storm water.
Right now, Wilhelm is hard at work at the Omni Hotel site pouring the 16th floor. The Omni is scheduled to open in Spring 2018.