Midwestern charm blends with timeless elegance at the newly opened Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel, bringing an elevated and distinct experience to Omaha. The building’s rich history dates back to 1916 when the space was formerly known as the Blackstone Hotel, hosting the likes of Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy, and Richard Nixon. While the space has certainly transitioned over the years, it has maintained its lively spirit and endearing qualities.
Conveniently located in the revitalized Blackstone District and just minutes from downtown, the boutique hotel is positioned at the center of social life. The Hotel is also anchored by a bustling business community including University of Nebraska Medical Center, Creighton University, and Mutual of Omaha.
Thoughtful details that are reminiscent of the early 20th century effortlessly contrast with playful finishes that both recognize the building’s storied past while evoking a lighthearted and fun ambience. With serene color palettes and mid-century design elements, the rooms and suites embody a modern retreat while offering both stunning views and signature Kimpton amenities, including perfectly plush bathrooms.
Dining is anything but scarce at the Hotel, including options like the French-inspired Orleans Room, a restaurant once known for its formality in the original Blackstone Hotel. Just steps away from the Orleans Room is the Petit Orleans, a café offering custom Cottonwood Blend coffee. Influenced by the roaring twenties, The Committee Chophouse serves classic steakhouse entrees like tableside carved Chateaubriand for two. Paying homage to the name of the hotel, The Cottonwood Room is a new take on the traditional cocktail bar setting.
Known historically for hosting lavish parties and weddings, the Hotel offers a nostalgic experience in its top floor Schimmel Ballroom, which features original hardwood floors and vaulted barrel ceilings, as well as gorgeous skyline views. Yet another option includes the Hotel’s Gold Coast Ballroom, which is lined with floor-to-ceiling windows and equipped with a private terrace. Without stepping foot off the property, guests can also enjoy other leisure activities by visiting the hotel’s resort-style outdoor pool and pool club, or the fully equipped on-site fitness center.
Whether stopping by for a one-night visit or extended stay, the spirited Hotel is equipped to accommodate all, while offering memorable experiences along the way. For more information about Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel, visit