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City of Omaha to sell Hilton Omaha

Posted at 1:29 PM, Jul 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 15:28:25-04

A wealth management firm will acquire the Hilton Omaha from the City of Omaha. 

According to a release, Freestone Capital Management will make the remaining lease payments of around $95 million and the City will pay off its $37 million bond issue with payments made when the transaction is complete. 

"One of the greatest benefits of this deal is  it will reduce the city's debt obligation to The Hilton Omaha while still maintaining a first class hotel connected to our convention center," Mayor Jean Stothert said. 

The City of Omaha has owned the hotel since it was built in 2004. It was financed by a $109 million bond issue and also received a renovation in 2013, which was funded by a $37 million bond issue. 

The deal must be approved by the Omaha City Council.