Four-Diamond Art-Deco Hotel Updated with Modern Luxuries
When the Redick Tower in downtown Omaha was built in 1930, its forward-thinking architects envisioned a structure that balanced artistry with modern machinery. The result was a grand art-deco hotel with novel features such as indoor parking—a rarity at the time. With its distinctive tiered façade of brick and terra cotta, the 14-story building has earned a designation on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, it houses the AAA Four Diamond–rated Hotel Deco XV, whose owners have preserved the building’s original glamour while adding modern indulgences and luxurious touches.
In the lobby, carved friezes crown the doorways, and inlaid designs are speckled across the ceiling. Across the black-and-white lobby, the Encore Lounge continues the throwback vibe with a menu of classic cocktails. For full-scale dining, head to the Zin Room, where chefs prepare an American fusion menu of steak and seafood complemented by an expansive wine list—including an array of zinfandels (hence the eatery’s name).
Upstairs, Hotel Deco XV’s guest rooms exude elegance through glossy hardwood flooring and custom draperies. Complimentary perks include an overnight shoeshine, a copy of the Wall Street Journal, and a tuck in from Clark Gable’s ghost. When it comes time to explore downtown Omaha, a free shuttle travels within a 3-mile radius of the hotel.
Omaha, Nebraska: Historical Downtown with Vibrant Arts Scene
Bordering the hotel, downtown Omaha’s Old Market historical district features cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages, and turn-of-the-century mansions. There’s also a lively cultural scene: crowds fill the Orpheum Theater for plays and concerts, and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts showcases pottery and glassworks.
Housed in Omaha’s former Union Station—a beautiful art-deco building built in 1931—the Durham Museum displays exhibits highlighting the region’s history. The Smithsonian-affiliated museum is the place to browse photography from America’s heartland, explore vintage train cars, and imbibe an old-fashioned phosphate from the authentic 1931 soda fountain.
To the northeast, the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge stretches 3,000 feet across the Missouri River to Iowa. During the area’s crisp, mostly snow-free winters and hot, humid summers, people can walk or bike across the border or find the official state boundary line drawn in ballpoint pen.
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