Omaha architect Joseph G. McArthur designed the framework for the Hotel Deco XV building in 1930. Named Redick Tower, it was characterized as a conscious attempt to compliment the machine age with innovation and artistic expression. With a design in line with similar Omaha Art Deco contemporaries (Union Station, Joslyn Art Museum), the building combined interior parking for 500 cars in addition to office and retail space. The building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
In 1989, the building was converted to a full-service hotel. In 2010, it was purchased by the White Lotus Group, which opened it the following year as Hotel Deco XV. Aparium group began its management of Hotel Deco in February 2016.
The 89-room hotel conveniently borders Old Market and downtown Omaha, and is walking distance from the Orpheum Theater, Omaha Performing Arts Center, CenturyLink Center, and the expansive Heartland of America Park. As always, Aparium is collaborating with the city’s best—including Beansmith Coffee Roasters and Wicked Rabbit, the speakeasy adjacent to Deco that provides the hotel with unique in-room bottled cocktails. Renovations are underway at Deco for 2017, including new event spaces and a restaurant focused on locally sourced ingredients.