Restored Art-Deco Tower Updated with Modern Luxuries
When the Redick Tower was built in 1930, its forward-thinking architects envisioned a structure that balanced artistry with modern machinery. The result was a hotel in grand art-deco style with novel features such as indoor parking—a rarity at the time. The 14-story building, with its distinctive tiered façade of brick and terra cotta, has earned a designation on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, it houses the AAA Four Diamond Hotel Deco XV, whose owners have managed to preserve the building’s original glamour while adding modern indulgences and luxurious touches.
In the front-desk area, carved friezes crown the doorways, and inlaid designs are speckled across the ceiling. Across the black-and-white lobby, the Encore Lounge enhances the throwback vibe with a drink 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 a vast array of zinfandels (hence the eatery’s name).
Upstairs, guest rooms are decorated in neutral tones of slate, navy, and umber. Glossy hardwood flooring and custom draperies create an elegant atmosphere. 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 mansions from the turn of the century. 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.
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, strollers and bikers can jaunt across the border or hold a magnifying glass to the ground to find the official state boundary line drawn in ballpoint pen.
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