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The Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel opens in the Blackstone District

Newly-remodeled hotel with presidential ties opens for business in the Blackstone District.
Posted at 10:26 AM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 14:17:53-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel in the Blackstone District is a historic place to check out if you're looking for a pandemic staycation.

The hotel, formerly known as the Blackstone Hotel, was popular during prohibition and has some presidential ties.

In 1967, Richard Nixon announced his candidacy for president from the rooftop ballroom. Former President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy spent their fifth wedding anniversary at the Blackstone Hotel.

Now, it's been completely remodeled and is open for business. The original marble floor tile is just one of the many keepsakes that adorn the hotel from days of old.

When checking in, there are plexiglass partitions to keep everyone socially distanced.

The hotel boasts two restaurants, two lounges and a coffee shop where they roast their own beans.

With 205 rooms, and other amenities, they invite the community to visit for an evening or stay the night.

"Right now, and for the past year, people have not had much time to travel as they have in the past. What we are able to offer is the opportunity to escape the everyday in this beautiful historic space and still stay close by,” said James Schelnick, Director of Sales and Marketing with the Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel.

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