by Loren G. Edelstein | September 28, 2016

The Oklahoma City Council voted on Tuesday to authorize negotiations with Omni Hotels and Resorts on a potential deal for a hotel to support the MAPS 3 Downtown Convention Center, which will replace Oklahoma City's current facility. Omni's proposal calls for 600 rooms, a ballroom and six restaurants, cafés or bars. The proposal asks for the city to provide an $85.4 million subsidy, which comes to 36 percent of the projected $235.5 million development cost.

According to local news reports, the proposed 600-room property will have 19 floors and approximately 50,000 square feet of total meeting space. The hotel will be next to the new convention center and is targeted to open in tandem with the center in early 2020.

For MAPS 3 project details and updates, click here.