Man, the Omni Dallas Looks Awful Nice

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Came across a press release from The City-Owned Hotel celebrating its 250,000th room booking -- and, hey, the joint don't even open till 11/11/11, at which point Tom Leppert will emerge from the Presidential Suite, stroking a white Persian, to cut the ribbon using only his laser-like stare. The press release directs our attention to the hotel's website, which is full of familiar renderings and then some, not to mention virtual tours of the facilities -- from its myriad meeting rooms to its handful of dining options, including Texas Spice (which promises an "innovative farm-to-market concept"), to the Mokara Salon & Spa. But with any big space, it's the little touches that count the most, and I really like the South Side of Lamar painting hanging in the "luxurious guest bathroom." Well done, Mr. Matthews, well done.

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Dominicide
Dominicide

I live near this horrible building. It is so fucking ugly. It looks like it was meant to cover whatever is behind it at every viewpoint. This huge glassy eggplant shaped black bulky curtain. I have stayed in better looking airport hotels. Tom Leppert: "Dallas, I give you la Aubergine."

Guest
Guest

Texas Spice was always my favorite Spice Girl.

 Jim Bob Guthrie
Jim Bob Guthrie

Why is Cotton Bowl backwards on the picture in the bathroom?  We paid half a billion bucks and they can't take a picture of the Cotton Bowl without messing it up? 

Kevin Kirby
Kevin Kirby

"... Tom Leppert will emerge from the Presidential Suite, stroking a white Persian, to cut the ribbon using only his laser-like stare."

And he will say, "This organization does not tolerate transparency" as he electrocutes the assembled media.

Grumpy Demo
Grumpy Demo

I predict bankruptcy or the equivalence within four years after opening.

Downtown_worker
Downtown_worker

Observer blog post from November 2061: "The long-abandoned Dallas Omni Hotel has found a buyer! 50 years ago this hotel featured state-of-the-art rooms including TV screens embedded in the bathroom mirrors. While no specific plans have been announced, developers hope to reopen it as a hotel or residential property. 'This will be a game-changer for downtown's revival,' said Dallas Mayor Hillwood Wai-Wize, the state's first android elected official, via his corporate attorneys.

Tom L (No, Not That L)
Tom L (No, Not That L)

Yeah it's real easy to make a hotel look nice when everything's CGI. Let me know when they have actual photos of an actual hotel. Better yet, let me know when you have actual photos of the hotel after it's been open for a few years and the city refuses to spend money on maintenance ...

MattL1
MattL1

Is Wolf Blitzer going to be staring at you in every room?  If so, sign me up!

Dr. D
Dr. D

Uh, how does "farm-to-market" distinguish Texas Spice from, well, anywhere else, ever? They forgot to mention their actual principal attribute: their unique "food-heating" approach...

Jon Daniel
Jon Daniel

Mokora is Hawaiian for "Stupid Haole"

Kevin Kirby
Kevin Kirby

But I want no part of The Owner's Box. Gene seems a bit frigid.

Ed D.
Ed D.

Good catch! The magical mirror image of Wolf Blitzer is also an actual mirror image. The CNN logo is on the wrong side and backwards. Sloppy, sloppy photoshoppery.

scottindallas
scottindallas

I wonder what the equivalent would be, bailout, I guess.

Gabe
Gabe

As long as there's a reference to "the 58 year old who lives in my house"  I'll be happy.

CheeryBitch
CheeryBitch

I worked for an upscale hotel chain when they had a photo shoot. It's staged to nines. Even the most dilapidated hotel can be made to look 'five star'.

Rangers100
Rangers100

Ha. I was wondering the same thing.

DuckDuckGoose
DuckDuckGoose

And what is that food heating approach, pray tell ?

Guest
Guest

These must be renderings of the Dallas Convention Center Hotel room in Htrae.

Guessing Guest
Guessing Guest

Just a guess, but based on my interpretation of Dr. D's snarkarific comment, I believe they refer to it as "cooking."

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