International luxury hotel company Omni Hotels & Resorts has commenced construction on Omni Oklahoma City Hotel at 100 West Oklahoma City Blvd. with an investment of $241m.

Slated to open in early 2021, the hotel is being developed through a public-private partnership with the city.

The 17-storey hotel will feature 605 guest rooms including 29 suites, a pool deck with event space, retail, 78,000ft2 of indoor and outdoor meeting space and a Mokara Spa.

The new facility will also comprise seven dining outlets including Bob’s Steak & Chop House, lobby bar, sports bar, coffee shop, walk-up burger bar, an all-day dining outlet, as well as a poolside bar and grill.

Omni Hotels has roped in Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio as architect, Brasfield & Gorrie as general contractor, and Bill Rooney Studio as interior designer.

Omni Hotels & Resorts president Peter Strebel said: “Oklahoma City has been incredibly welcoming to our Omni family. The revitalisation surrounding this hotel is unprecedented, and we are honoured to be a partner in the future of Oklahoma City.

“As a recognised leader in the convention centre hotel market, we are redefining and reimagining the traditional headquarters hotel in exciting markets of growth and change across the country and Oklahoma City is leading the way for progressive downtown redevelopment.”

Omni Hotels & Resorts currently operates 60 luxury hotels and resorts in business and leisure destinations across North America.