What's New in OKC?
On January 26, 2021, the all-new headquarter hotel by Omni Hotels & Resorts opened--featuring 17 floors, 605 rooms (including 29 suites) and approximately 78,000-square-feet of additional meeting, event and pre-function space located on the second floor. In addition to a fitness center, full-service spa and expansive pool deck, the hotel opened with four food and beverage concepts; OKC Tap House, a two-story sports bar featuring local taps; Bob’s Steak & Chop House; Park Grounds coffee shop; and Basin Bar. Seltzers is set to open later this year while Double Double Burger Bar and Catbird Seat will open seasonally. Hotel guests are welcomed with touches of elegant tradition paired with a sophisticated mix of contemporary and approachable comfort. Omni OKC’s design pays homage to the state and weaves in the rustic, earthy tones of the landscape into each space by utilizing local art, gifts and décor. Omni OKC faces Scissortail Park in a prime location next to the Oklahoma City Convention Center and Chesapeake Energy Arena.
First Americans Museum:
A project that began over 10 years ago is expected to open in September 2021 along the Oklahoma River. The First Americans Museum will showcase state-of-the-art exhibitions in history, culture and art; feature live public and educational programs; a Discovery Center with immersive family-friendly activities; and visitor amenities such as a café and coffee shop, full-service restaurant presenting unique Native inspired cuisine; and a museum store featuring handmade items created by Oklahoma’s premiere Native American artists. Visitors can also experience the collective histories of Oklahoma’s 39 distinctive First American Nations in the Tribal Nations Gallery and view 140 objects on a long-term loan from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in the Mezzanine Gallery. The outdoor cultural park will provide an intimate connection with the natural environment such as earth, wind, water and fire used to interpret American Indian perspectives.
Chicken N Pickle:
Now open in The Half, located between Oklahoma City and Edmond, Chicken N Pickle is a unique, indoor/outdoor entertainment complex and welcoming gathering place. Chicken N Pickle features 10 pickleball courts with six inside, two outside covered, and two outside in open air, in addition to a variety of outdoor yard games such as Jenga, ping-pong, cornhole and Battleship. With a rooftop bar and full-service restaurant that offers delicious rotisserie chicken dishes, visitors are bound to have a good time at Chicken N Pickle. Pickleball court reservations are available and encouraged.