DALLAS – Omni Hotels of Irving, Texas, has broken ground on a new signature 35-story luxury hotel and condominium tower in downtown Fort Worth. Designed by the Dallas Office of the global architectural firm HOK and scheduled for completion in 2008, the 1-million-square-foot project includes 604 hotel rooms, 97 condominiums and three levels of underground parking for 550 vehicles. It is located on two city blocks across the street from the HOK-designed Fort Worth Convention Center.
The project will add a world-class travel and residential destination and unmatched amenities to downtown Fort Worth. "We designed a building with a forward-looking conception of Fort Worth, while acknowledging the city’s proud tradition and context," says Steven Janeway, Principal Designer of HOK Dallas. “It’s been a while since a new tall building has been built in the city, so we are very proud to contribute to the Fort Worth skyline in a meaningful way.”