Things are abuzz at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel in downtown Fort Worth, which has executed a $10 million renovation — resulting in 22 new one-of-a-kind Western-themed suites which the Omni has developed the decor in partnership with three iconic Western brands: M.L. Leddy’s, Resistol, and Wrangler.
According to a release, the refresh also includes enhancements to the lobby, meeting space, and guest rooms.
Built in 2009, the Omni is also planning a larger, $217 million expansion with a second hotel tower, garage, and restaurant which would add 400 rooms in what is now a Tarrant Community College administrative building, for a total of 1,008 rooms over two blocks across from the Fort Worth Convention Center along Houston Street.
The suite themes include:
The Leddy Suite (6 suites). At 1,276 square feet, featuring both living and dining areas, these are the largest. They're inspired by M.L. Leddy's boots and saddles, with tooled leather pieces including leather coasters, leather ice bucket, and leather hand-tooled edging on the desk blotter.
Leddy-branded items include boot jacks, Leddy boot-etched glassware, and framed photography of the Leddy's storefront in the Stockyards. A Longhorn flask & bottle of whiskey is included in a specialty welcome amenity.
The Leddy Suite can also be booked as a two-bedroom suite with a connecting queen/queen Deluxe Room.
The Resistol Suite (12 suites). At 690 square feet, these are the smallest of the three, but they're also corner suites with a king-sized bed, upgraded bathroom, and parlor area with a bar counter and additional seating.
These draw inspiration from the Resistol cowboy hat brand, including a felt Resistol cowboy hat on a hat stand, Resistol-branded hat brush, framed cowboy photography, etched Star glassware, and a custom amenity of bon bons from the hotel's executive chef and a bottle of bourbon.
The Wrangler Suite (4 suites). The Wrangler Suites are the middle size, featuring 894 square-foot rooms with king-sized beds, floor-to-ceiling window views, sliding doors that open from the bedroom onto the spacious outdoor balcony, and a walk-in shower.
The Wrangler Suites include Wrangler-branded leather coasters and beautiful western photography, coffee tables adorned with Wrangler denim fabric, a W horseshoe on the wall for good luck, and an American Cowboys coffee table book. The welcome amenity includes ingredients to make your own Texas Ranch Water, raw mixed nuts, and dried fruit.
The suite may be booked with a connecting queen/queen Deluxe Room.
Omni Fort Worth is also offering two over-the-top new packages that incorporate custom-fit boots, hats, and jeans, plus meals at local restaurants such as Bob's Steak & Chop House and the Omni's Cast Iron Restaurant.
Hotel General Manager Larry Auth says in a statement that the new offerings are intended to display the hotel's pride in the culture and history of Fort Worth, stating that "We're excited for our guests to experience the small touches that each of these themed suites offers and hope it makes them feel that much more integrated into the buzzing culture of Fort Worth and our special property."