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Omni Hotel

The new Omni Convention Center hotel in downtown Dallas is ready for its first really-big event. KERA's BJ Austin reports the first large convention attracted by the hotel opens Thursday.

Your gallery -- that is, your guest room -- awaits The City of Dallas’ new convention center hotel opens today. The City hopes the Omni Hotel will help the local economy. Good or bad, it’s already boosted North Texas artists’ bottom line. KERA’s Jerome Weeks reports the hotel displays more than 6,700 examples of their original artwork.

Dallas, TX – The Omni Convention Center Hotel opens in downtown Dallas Friday. There are high hopes for the 500 million dollar, city-owned hotel because if it falters, taxpayers pick up the tab. KERA's BJ Austin reports.

Omni Convention Center Hotel General Manager Nils Stolzlechner oversees every detail of the 23-story, state-of-the-art hotel: from the lobby ---

Stolzlechner: We've got Egyptian marble that you're looking at.

To the sports bar.