Leo A Daly, JE Dunn combine for first new full-service hotel to open in Omaha in over a decade

The 333-room, 12-story Omaha Marriott Downtown is the first new full-service hotel to open in Omaha in more than a decade.

Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation, and Marriott Hotels opened the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District in Omaha, Neb. The 333-room, 12-story hotel is the first new full-service hotel to open in Omaha in more than a decade. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is a minority investor in the property and is managing the new hotel.

The new Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District was designed by Leo A Daly and was built by construction firm JE Dunn.

The south side of the building has winged corners to allow 270-degree views of downtown Omaha’s skyline. Materials used include as brick and iron, conveying a warehouse style inspired by Omaha’s Old Market neighborhood. There are also wood paneling that hints at Omaha’s roots, but tailored with modern details in keeping with Marriott’s midcentury-modern-inspired aesthetic.


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On the ground floor, the Omaha Marriott Downtown’s Greatroom lobby area has large windows and high ceilings to provide views to the CenturyLink Arena & Convention Center to the east, and the city skyline to the west.

In addition to the lobby, the Omaha Marriott Downtown’s ground floor includes a restaurant, Society 1854, and bar, Burdock + Bitters. Both concepts pay homage to Omaha’s industrial history.

Additional amenities found throughout the property include a rooftop pool with a bar and entertainment area, outdoor event areas and more than 17,000 square feet of meeting space, including an 11,000 square-foot ballroom—one of the largest in Omaha.

The meeting spaces have flexible set-ups, including pivoting walls, movable partitions, soft seating and modular furniture. There are also rewritable surfaces, magnetic panels and shared-screen technology.

Steve Hilton is the GM of the property.

In addition to the Omaha Marriott Downtown, the $205 million Capitol District—developed by Shamrock Development—will include 218 luxury residential apartments, office space, a 525-stall parking garage and 90,000 square feet of retail space for restaurants, shops and entertainment, all located around a plaza area. The new Capitol District is located in downtown Omaha, across the street from the CenturyLink Arena & Convention Center and TD Ameritrade Park, home of the NCAA College World Series.