21c Museum Hotel Opens In West Downtown

Tuesday, June 7th 2016, 5:12 pm
By: Karl Torp

A unique and upscale hotel in downtown in Oklahoma City opened its doors.

21c Museum Hotel isn't just a place to stay, but also a place to enjoy contemporary art.

The 135-room hotel was made possible after a more than $50 million renovation to the old Fred Jones Building at 900 W. Main Street near Film Row.

“Where are a standing used to be a Model-T Ford industrial plant,” said 21c Museum Hotel President Craig Greenberg, as he led a tour through the company’s sixth hotel.

The lobby will be open 24 hours a day and will feature contemporary art from all over the globe.

The project serves as an anchor for the development of west downtown.

“Serve as a catalysis to revitalize the western side of downtown, the edge of Film Row,” Greenberg said.

An open air music venue will be built next door to the hotel.

Nearby, at the historic Sunshine Laundry building, crews are transforming the space into a brewery, a separate restaurant and office space.

Down Main Street from 21c, developers are close to opening Main Street Arcade.

The historic building will soon house shops and two restaurants.

The Residence will break ground this year.

The $66 million, upscale apartment complex will wrap around 21c with 345 units.