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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: June 8th, 2018, 9:02 am
by MattW
Rumor Mill: Omni Hotels and Resorts is having an event for travel industry people July 17th. According to my source, they've previously held similar events in cities that they're planning on entering. They've announced their Nashville and Louisville locations this way.

Omni specializes in large convention and resort type properties, 500 rooms and up. They own their own properties and likely this would be something newly built.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: June 8th, 2018, 9:26 am
by mattaudio
Maybe move to viewtopic.php?f=13&t=372&start=180 hotel thread?
I wonder if this could be reviving a Century Plaza / convention center development.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: June 8th, 2018, 9:29 am
by seanrichardryan
Mandarin was also in town recently doing the same.

Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: June 8th, 2018, 9:31 am
by Anondson
How many rooms were the Nashville and Louisville locations?

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: June 8th, 2018, 9:34 am
by MattW
Nashville: 800

Louisville: 612

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: June 8th, 2018, 9:44 am
by mnmike
I am getting old...everyone knows they used to be here, right? The Omni Northstar. Restaurant was The Rosewood room, I think? And used the outdoor terrace on the 17th floor...or whatever floor that is.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: June 8th, 2018, 9:53 am
by grant1simons2
Feeling pessimistic today and going to guess they'll land in Bloomington

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: June 8th, 2018, 9:55 am
by VacantLuxuries
The Nashville and Louisville Omnis were in the heart of their respective downtowns, so maybe not.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: June 8th, 2018, 10:44 am
by mattaudio
Omni Woodbury at City Place?
Omni Albertville at Sony Mall of Entertainment?

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: June 8th, 2018, 11:14 am
by VacantLuxuries
mattaudio wrote:
June 8th, 2018, 10:44 am
Omni Albertville at Sony Mall of Entertainment?
I forgot that was a thing.

Re: Downtown Hotel News

Posted: June 11th, 2018, 11:36 am
by SurlyLHT
The "empty" block across from the Campbell Mithun building would be a good location for this. Close to the Convention Center, connected to the skyway easily and not far from Dowtown East (the new Finnegans is closeby) or the core.

Re: Downtown Hotel News

Posted: June 11th, 2018, 12:58 pm
by MN Fats
Have they rehabbed the building on that block that started on fire last year? Might give some clue to the future of that property.

Re: Downtown Hotel News

Posted: June 11th, 2018, 1:21 pm
by amiller92
Nope. Doesn't appear to have been touched since it was boarded up.

Re: Downtown Hotel News

Posted: June 11th, 2018, 3:52 pm
by SurlyLHT
Louisville Kentucky got an Omni hotel and they're the 43rd largest metro area. Why not us?

https://www.cpexecutive.com/post/omni-o ... -kentucky/
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: June 11th, 2018, 4:53 pm
by BigIdeasGuy
mattaudio wrote:
June 8th, 2018, 9:26 am
I wonder if this could be reviving a Century Plaza / convention center development.
Please, please, please let this be the case, it makes almost too much sense. Hollow it out by taking out the parking ramp in the center and build a nice glassy tower growing out of that. Use the current building as meeting/ballroom space on the upper levels and ground floor as resturants/bars/lobby. Skyway connect it to both the Convention Center and the Alatus project across 3rd. Boom, done. Everybody wins.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: June 12th, 2018, 6:46 am
by SurlyLHT
BigIdeasGuy wrote:
June 11th, 2018, 4:53 pm
mattaudio wrote:
June 8th, 2018, 9:26 am
I wonder if this could be reviving a Century Plaza / convention center development.
Please, please, please let this be the case, it makes almost too much sense. Hollow it out by taking out the parking ramp in the center and build a nice glassy tower growing out of that. Use the current building as meeting/ballroom space on the upper levels and ground floor as resturants/bars/lobby. Skyway connect it to both the Convention Center and the Alatus project across 3rd. Boom, done. Everybody wins.
I don't think it would be the Century Plaza Parcel given that for a couple weeks they've started tearing out the interior and prepping it to be come a Senior Facility. If they were going to do major major construction I think there tact would be different.

Re: Downtown Hotel News

Posted: June 12th, 2018, 9:50 am
by VacantLuxuries
MattW wrote: Rumor Mill: Omni Hotels and Resorts is having an event for travel industry people July 17th. According to my source, they've previously held similar events in cities that they're planning on entering. They've announced their Nashville and Louisville locations this way.

Omni specializes in large convention and resort type properties, 500 rooms and up. They own their own properties and likely this would be something newly built.
I know you said rumor mill, but is there anywhere this event is being publicized?

Re: Downtown Hotel News

Posted: June 12th, 2018, 12:07 pm
by MattW
VacantLuxuries wrote:
June 12th, 2018, 9:50 am
MattW wrote: Rumor Mill: Omni Hotels and Resorts is having an event for travel industry people July 17th. According to my source, they've previously held similar events in cities that they're planning on entering. They've announced their Nashville and Louisville locations this way.

Omni specializes in large convention and resort type properties, 500 rooms and up. They own their own properties and likely this would be something newly built.
I know you said rumor mill, but is there anywhere this event is being publicized?
I have an invitation to the event through work. I looked online and I'm not seeing a public link to the event. My source is one of their sales reps. I will report back after the event on the 17th.

Re: Downtown Hotel News

Posted: July 19th, 2018, 6:30 am
by Silophant
Did there end up being any news at the event?

Re: Downtown Hotel News

Posted: July 19th, 2018, 8:43 am
by MattW
The news is a dud...

They've had talks with the Vikings of building a hotel at their practice facility and creating a Vikings Disneyland much like the Omni Hotel Frisco.

https://www.thestarinfrisco.com