We called it almost one year ago to the day: Bob's Steak & Chop House will be the anchor eatery in the convention center hotel. No surprise there: After all, Omni, which will operate the hotel, owns a 50-percent steak (see what I did there?) in the chain, which is separate from the Lemmon Ave. original. Omni also has Bob's locations scattered at hotels elsewhere, including Fort Worth.
Omni spokesperson Caryn Kboudi says Bob's will be one of five restaurants within the hotel, which will also include a more casual space "that will be very much the essence of Dallas," a sports bar and spots in the lobby and by the pool. "That's all still work in progress and very much top of mind," she says.
But, sure, that's not the big news contained in Omni's release today, in which the Irving-based hotel chain announces the hotel's general manager: Ed Netzhammer, otherwise known as the regional veep responsible for getting the Omnis in Fort Worth and San Diego up and running. "He's very talented at opening hotels," Kboudi says. "The GM obviously leads the ship, so to speak -- everyone reports to him, from marketing to human resources. He's responsible for getting the hotel off the ground and into the sky." (Nice.)
The press release offers further hires, including the director of marketing, for those so interested. Sam?
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