Omni Nashville Hotel officials announced today that the SoBro-based facility welcomed about 65,000 guests during its first 12 months of operations.
The 21-story, 800-room luxury hotel (see here in an image courtesy of Google Maps) opened on Sept. 30, 2013.
“We had a wonderful first year and have been enthusiastically embraced by the Nashville community,” Dan Piotrowski (pictured), Omni Nashville Hotel general manager, said in a release. “We have been honored to contribute to Nashville’s thriving business and arts communities by providing a central location for all our guests to experience the best of Music City.”
Omni Nashville Hotel numbers for the first 12 months of operations:
Number of guests: 64,988 (which is about 178 guests per night)
Number of banquet covers: 490,000
Number of meetings and/or events hosted: 950
Number of cars parked (not including day parking): 121,479
Number of cheeseburgers sold in Barlines and Kitchen Notes: More than 50,000
Pounds of coffee brewed at Bongo Java or sold at Five & TENN: 7,543
Number of Jack Daniels Tennessee whiskey drinks sold in Barlines: 11,904
Pounds of prime steak served in Bob’s
Steak & Chop House: 20,000 pounds to more than 35,000 guests
Top-selling item in Five & TENN retail store: Goo Goo Clusters
Omni Nashville Hotel officials have released some statistics for the recently opened facility’s October effort.
They include the following:
• 11,272 future room nights booked
• 94 group meetings
• 13,000-plus covers served at Barlines
Representatives of the Omni Nashville say they have passed 250,000 room-night bookings for the $250 million facility four months earlier than they had expected. Rooms booked for the October 2015 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo hosted by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics took the hotel past the landmark number. More than 190 meetings and conventions have booked space in the hotel between this fall and 2024.
Omni Hotel Nashville officials announced Thursday they have secured approximately 100,000 group room night reservations for the 21-story facility currently under construction in SoBro and slated to open in late 2013.
The bookings represent more than 55 meetings and conventions contracted.
Specifically, a conference scheduled for 2015 by the Society of Women Engineers pushed Omni Nashville over the 100,000 mark.
“We chose Nashville because we’ve had very positive experiences there in the past — surrounding areas are fun and safe, with many things to do,” Jeanne M. Elipani, Society of Women Engineers’ conference manager, said in a release. “The timing of the convention center expansion is perfect as we could not have come back without the extra space. Plus, the addition of the Omni Nashville as our host hotel will provide a new, modern twist.”
Omni Nashville Hotel sales efforts are underway for business beginning Nov. 1, 2013. The hotel will host its first scheduled group, the International Entertainment Buyers Association, in 2013.
We figured yesterday's groundbreaking for the Omni hotel adjacent to the Music City Center — check out William Williams' story here — was a good excuse to post a rendering of part of the project that we hadn't seen until now. Here's a view northward from the 800-room facility's open-air pool, which will sit between its main tower and the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Roadarmel has more than 25 years of experience in the hosiptality industry, most recently working with RevSource, a Nashville-based hospitality sales and marketing firm he launched in 2002. Prior to that, Roadarmel worked for Gaylord Entertainment and MCI Performance Group.
Groundbreaking for the Omni Nashville is scheduled for June 16.