New, luxurious ‘The Farnam Hotel, Autograph Collection’ opens downtown
OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) – A new downtown landmark opened on Thursday.
Promoters and city leaders like Mayor Jean Stothert celebrated the opening of the Farnam Hotel, Autograph Collection, in downtown Omaha.
“Omaha is very entrepreneurial and very progressive, and very culturally diverse and we really try to represent him,” said co-owner Angie Fisher.
Hotel co-owner Angie Fisher said a town the size of Omaha is lacking in luxury hotels and its new one, which includes a bar and restaurant, gives the city a contemporary hotel containing pieces from Omaha and Nebraska. . This includes a meadowlark print rug in the lobby.
“So we really think this space does a lot to say, ‘Hey you, this is what Omaha is, more than you thought,’ said Fisher.
Stothert said this building, along with the new Kimpton Cottonwood hotel in the Blackstone district, will lead people to the city.
“These types of hotels make a big difference to people who want to come here and visit and have their businesses or have their meetings here,” Stothert said.
One of the biggest amenities at the Farnam Hotel, Autograph Collection will literally be right across the street – the newly revamped Riverfront Park, which is slated to open next year.
“We’re really thankful that they gave us a beautiful front yard to look forward to,” said Fisher.
Developers and city leaders are hoping this will be part of a second rejuvenation of downtown Omaha.
The initial redevelopment of the downtown area took place in the 1970s, when the Gene Leahy Mall was built, creating new housing, shops and restaurants.
Stothert said the accommodation is already downtown and that the park and the Farnam Hotel, Autograph Collection will help increase the activity and redevelopment of downtown Omaha.
“It’s just going to be a catalyst for more and more development here,” Stothert said.