Omni Louisville Hotel opens after two years of construction as the tallest property in the city. A $300 million investment, the project offers more than 20 distinct amenities, including a 20,000-square-foot urban marketplace; a speakeasy with a bowling alley; an art gallery; a bourbon tasting room and shop; a luxury spa; and extensive event and meeting space. There are 612 guestrooms and suites across intersecting towers.
“Each Omni property is designed to reflect the local culture of its city and Louisville is no exception,” said Robert Rowling, owner and chairman, TRT Holdings, Inc., parent company of Omni Hotels & Resorts. “Louisville is a dynamic, vibrant city with a rich history and unbeatable culture. We’ve worked hard to make sure Omni Louisville Hotel reflects the city’s warmth and hospitality and we’re thrilled to welcome all our guests for an unforgettable experience.”
“Louisville is an important gateway to the Commonwealth, and the Omni Louisville Hotel is an outstanding partner in welcoming people to Kentucky,” said Governor Matt Bevin. “The Omni Louisville Hotel reflects the authenticity and charm of our state and provides a new attraction to guests as they explore all that Kentucky has to offer. We are grateful to Omni Hotels for this significant investment in our community.”
“Over the last two years, we’ve watched the Omni climb 30 stories into our skyline, while inside the hotel, the Omni team carefully curated every item in this building to reflect our city’s culture and personality,” said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. “Now, this long-dormant block is a vibrant development — a catalyst for continued growth and investment in our city.”
“We’ve been waiting for this day since the construction team broke ground in January 2016,” added Scott Stuckey, general manager, Omni Louisville Hotel. “We hope that Louisville will come to see Omni as the city’s new front door, and we can’t wait to welcome all our guests for an authentic Louisville experience.”
On-site dining includes all-day dining at Neighborhood Services; cocktails and art at the Library Bar; a rooftop bar and grill, The Water Company; and a fine-dining steakhouse, Bob’s Steak & Chop House.
The urban market, Falls City Market, offers local goods and dining, including coffee, a bookstore, a wine shop, a florist and more.
Atop the hotel sits 225 luxury apartments.
Lufthansa is starting an innovative new carbon offset program, Compensaid, which will allow customers to purchase CO2 neutral aviation fuels. The platform allows customers to replace the fossil fuel of their flights with sustainable aviation fuel.
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
The Luxury Collection again teamed with artist Sofía Sanchez de Beta to unveil an exclusive capsule collection, this time with 54 pieces inspired by the Arabian Desert and Emirati culture. The ready-to-wear line includes an array of separates created with Dubai’s climate in mind, such as lightweight blouses and tunics, flowing jumpsuits, long skirts and dresses.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
Hawaiian Airlines will relaunch its service between the island of Maui (OGG) and Las Vegas (LAS) with flights set to begin in December.
For those without accessibility issues, going to the beach can be simple. There’s nothing to do but pack up your gear, head to the shore and walk out onto the sand. For those who may be inhibited, however, the beach poses more of a challenge.
European hotel brand Kempinski is expanding into the Americas with a new luxury property in Dominica. Slated for an Oct. 14 opening, the Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski will be Dominica’s first 5-star hotel on the island and the brand’s second in the Caribbean.