/Monday, Sept. 20: COVID-19 update

Monday, Sept. 20: COVID-19 update

Omni Hotels & Resorts broke ground on Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU, which is expected to open in Spring 2023.

The 16-story hotel, located at 7 East University Drive, will feature 330 guest rooms, including 11 suites, four dining outlets, a spacious pool deck, retail, and almost 36,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting space. It will have the largest, continuous ballroom in Tempe, at over 15,000 square feet, capable of hosting 1,000 people. Renderings below show the hotel and ballroom. 

The hotelier said it will donate meals to area food banks for every stay once the hotel is built – possibly100,000 meals annually. As a start, the hotelier will make a donation to the Tempe Community Action Agency food bank in honor of the groundbreaking. 

Recently, Westin Hotel opened near Seventh Street and Mill Avenue. Canopy Hotel opened near Mill Avenue and University Drive. A Best Western Vib is expected to open later this fall near Fifth Street and Farmer Avenue.