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Omni Wins Approval to Build Convention Center Hotel

Omni Hotels won approval today
from the Fort Worth City Council to build a $90 million luxury hotel
adjacent to the city’s convention center. “We’re proud to add the Omni Hotels flag to Fort Worth’s burgeoning
downtown scene,” said Mike Deitemeyer, president of Omni Hotels. “The City
of Fort Worth has been a bold, forward-thinking partner, and together we
can build upon the city’s growing reputation as a leading destination for
meetings and conventions.”

The approved plans call for a multi-story hotel that boasts approximately
600 guest rooms, 48,000 square feet of meeting space, two restaurants, a
pool, an exercise facility and an underground parking garage. Luxury
condominiums could be included on the building’s top floors, depending on
market studies conducted by Omni Hotels.

The hotel’s architecture and design will draw upon Fort Worth’s strong
cultural roots and bold Texas pride. Every Omni Hotel uniquely reflects
the personality of the local landscape, yet they are linked by
four-diamond amenities and superior service. The Fort Worth hotel will
feature Omni’s high-level standards, including state-of-the-art equipment,
sophisticated communication technology and complimentary Wi-Fi access in
the guest rooms as well as the public areas.

Omni Hotels hopes to break ground on the project by the end of the year
and to open the hotel in 2008. Costs will be privately funded by Omni
Hotels and will not require city bonds of any type, although the final
agreement with the City of Fort Worth does include financial incentives.