Omni Hotels announced today that it has acquired the Radisson Plaza in Charlotte, N.C., to be renamed the Omni Charlotte Hotel. Located at the corner of Trade and Tryon Streets in Charlotte s exclusive uptown area, the 365-room hotel is connected via a glass-enclosed skybridge to the citys key downtown business and entertainment districts. A scheduled renovation in excess of $7 million is expected to transform the Omni Charlotte Hotel into one of the citys premier luxury hotels.
“We are very excited to announce the addition of the Omni Charlotte Hotel to our portfolio of luxury, four-diamond hotel properties,” says Omni Hotels President Jim Caldwell. “The hotels prime location affords it one of the most envied addresses in downtown Charlotte. Through our planned renovation this spring, we intend to make the Omni Charlotte Hotel the hotel of every sophisticated travelers dream.”
Included in the renovation effort will be the hotels lobby and atrium, guest tower, 16,000 square feet of meeting and function space, restaurant and bar. Looney & Associates—the Dallas-based architectural design firm credited with creating award-winning interior designs for Omni Hotels, Westin, Meridian and Grand Tiara Hotels, as well as for Charlottes exclusive Park Hotel—will be responsible for fashioning a fresh, modern, upscale look for the Omni Charlotte Hotel integrating rich fabrics and furnishings, marble, crystal and light to the hotels open design.
Caldwell anticipates that the post-renovation splendor of the Omni Charlotte Hotel will draw added travelers of the highest social spectrum to Charlotte to partake of the city s magnificent performing arts centers and historic sites, bustling commercial district, sports and entertainment attractions and scenic views of Charlottes ever-changing uptown skyline.
Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Omni Hotels is a privately owned hotel company comprised of 42 first-class and luxury hotels and resorts located throughout the United States and Mexico. Positioned as a four-diamond hotel company, Omni Hotels properties offer services ranging from tennis, golf, wine tastings, tours of local attractions, music festivals and children’s activities. Omni Hotels will continue an aggressive agenda throughout North America and internationally. For more information on Omni Hotels, call 1-800 THE OMNI or visit the company Web site at www.omnihotels.com.