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Omaha CVB: Unique Hotels Join Omaha’s Tourism Landscape

May 27, 2021 02:17PM ● By Deborah Ward
Omaha CVB's Deborah Ward

Despite the challenges of the last year, events are beginning to populate Omaha’s calendar, attractions are ready for the summer travel season, and restaurants are open at full capacity, making the city a more desirable travel destination. Thanks to new boutique collections, visitors will have access to some of the most unique hotels in the Midwest. Kimpton, Curio, and Autograph are nationally known, high-end hotels joining Omaha’s tourism community, and each will offer convention and leisure visitors a strikingly different experience.  

These five hotels are all scheduled to open by the end of this summer (one opened in 2020). 

Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel—The 205-room property is the result of a $75 million renovation of the historic Blackstone Hotel, a 1920s landmark once renowned as the premier stopover between coasts (opened November 2020). 

Hotel Indigo—Omaha’s bootlegging history will be on display at Hotel Indigo, a 90-room property surrounded by museums, music, and fine dining. 

The Peregrine Hotel Omaha Downtown, Curio Collection by Hilton—This 106-year-old historic building has undergone a $14.6 million renovation. The 89-room property will feature a six-story art deco mural of the popular feathered falcons. 

The Farnam Hotel, Autograph Collection—A boutique property in the Old Market offering 11-foot ceilings and a panoramic view of downtown with floor-to-ceiling windows. 

Tru by Hilton and Home2 Suites—A rare dual property will contain two different Hilton hotels in one location near Aksarben Village. 

As the second half of the year approaches and COVID-19 vaccines become more available, travelers will be ready to get out and start exploring again. In fact, research shows more than half of Americans surveyed already have plans to travel in July. These new hotel properties will offer unique experiences to help Omaha compete for these visitor dollars.

This article originally appeared in the June 2021 issue of B2B Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.