Ramada Plaza Omaha Hotel and Convention Center

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Re: Ramada Plaza Omaha Hotel and Convention Center

Postby NovakOmaha » Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:35 pm

choke wrote:
NovakOmaha wrote:Having been in the hotel business I can say this:

If you aren't constantly renovating two things are probably true. One, you're not renting your rooms enough. Two, you're not competitive. TVs last maybe 3-4 years. Carpet if you're lucky wears out fast. Beds are good for maybe 2 years. It never ends. I don't know what the average occupancy is in Omaha anymore but the lodging business is extremely cash intensive. I don't even want to know what desk clerks and maids are paid these days.

On another note, the areas of 72nd & Grover and 108th and L were the two busiest hotel areas back in the 70s, 80s & 90s. At one time this Ramada Plaza was one of the largest Holiday Inns in the chain. If memory serves about 500 rooms. The Comfort Inn across the street was a Ramada & West of the current Ramada was a Howard Johnson's. That was a very busy area. In its prime those hotels ran way over 85% occupancy year round and were full quite a bit.

When Aksarben was running you couldn't find a hotel room between Des Moines & Grand Island on weekends. When Aksarben closed that was the death of the golden goose for Omaha hotels. State Track Meet weekends & CWS probably still fills rooms but Aksarben made you lots of money between Memorial Day & Labor Day. Paid the mortgage for the year. Lots of fun too. 30-40 buses per day at Ak. Then MSP, Kansas City & Des Moines got horses & CB got dogs. Killed Omaha's monopoly on gambling without going to Vegas. If Ak could have added casinos it would still be there & CB never would have gotten casinos. Would have meant hundreds of millions to the Nebraska economy. Just saying....


Aahhh. A casino at every gas station. That's what I always say. Stay classy.


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Re: Ramada Plaza Omaha Hotel and Convention Center

Postby mcarch » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:13 am

skinzfan23 wrote:Didn't the Ramada just get an extensive reno in the past 3-4 years?


Yes, yes it did! I think the building should be torn down. A new 8-10 story one put up, and half of the land sold, which would help pay for some of the construction costs.

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Re: Ramada Plaza Omaha Hotel and Convention Center

Postby iamjacobm » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:17 pm

I think one of these hotels was re-branded as RL Hotel.

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Re: Ramada Plaza Omaha Hotel and Convention Center

Postby Linkin5 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:21 pm

iamjacobm wrote:I think one of these hotels was re-branded as RL Hotel.


The motel closest to 72nd street.

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Re: Ramada Plaza Omaha Hotel and Convention Center

Postby iamjacobm » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:53 am

Looks like half of this area could be changing, potentially.

http://images2.loopnet.com/d2/rvfAw7o1lS7bINy7ZqjoUFcWaRvEBGiKdZAGs2T-TdI/document.pdf

Language says everything but the red Lion and Coco Keys portion could be demoed for redevelopment.

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Re: Ramada Plaza Omaha Hotel and Convention Center

Postby Brad » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:23 pm

iamjacobm wrote:Looks like half of this area could be changing, potentially.

http://images2.loopnet.com/d2/rvfAw7o1lS7bINy7ZqjoUFcWaRvEBGiKdZAGs2T-TdI/document.pdf

Language says everything but the red Lion and Coco Keys portion could be demoed for redevelopment.


Wow, that's crazy. Wonder why they want to get rid of the convention center?
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Re: Ramada Plaza Omaha Hotel and Convention Center

Postby Turtle9160 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:30 pm

Brad wrote:
iamjacobm wrote:Looks like half of this area could be changing, potentially.

http://images2.loopnet.com/d2/rvfAw7o1lS7bINy7ZqjoUFcWaRvEBGiKdZAGs2T-TdI/document.pdf

Language says everything but the red Lion and Coco Keys portion could be demoed for redevelopment.


Wow, that's crazy. Wonder why they want to get rid of the convention center?


I have to wonder the same, I know of a couple of big events yearly there, and I goto the same every year, I know said event has sold out twice in the last three years. Shocking to hear it could be demoed now.

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Re: Ramada Plaza Omaha Hotel and Convention Center

Postby debradomayer » Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:48 pm

I drive by this nearly every day & there are very few cars in the west parking lot and never any in the lot by the tower. Never any lights on in rooms in the tower either. Was wondering if they were failing, but now it makes sense.


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