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Formerly the Aquila Court Building, built by Chester Cook in 1923, the structure was designed to mimic the Bargello, a palace in Florence, Italy, in homage to Chester’s grandfather Aquila. Named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, the faces of George and Aquila Cook can still be seen on the front of the boutique hotel’s building today. Here, you’ll discover the inviting warmth of pure hospitality in the center of downtown Omaha.

A destination at the heart of the arts and entertainment district, the historic Old Market, Orpheum Theatre, Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha Children’s Museum, Holland Performing Arts Center, Joslyn Art Museum and CenturyLink Center are all nearby for your enjoyment. Magnolia Omaha is also conveniently located near all major corporate headquarters and offices in downtown. With unparalleled and instinctual service complemented by artfully restored historic details and a modern flair, we look forwarding to welcoming you home.



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Located in the heart of everywhere you want to be in Omaha, learn about favorite local destinations, travel tips and more below.

Fall Festivals
Omaha, Nebraska doesn’t get enough credit. The state’s largest city is home to nearly a half-million people, numerous award-winning restaurants, and four Fortune 500 companies including billionaire Warren Buffett’s multi-national conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway. In 2015, the city was named TIME’s Best Place to Live in the Midwest, namely because of its relative affordability, short commute times and growing foodie scene.

Horsing Around in Omaha

August 28th, 2017
Omaha was once a city of horses. Early settlers heeded Horace Greely’s advice to “Go west,” traveling across Nebraska and the plains states on horseback. “Buffalo Bill” Cody started his infamous Wild West Show in Omaha in the 1880s, when horse parades filled the streets and showboating cowboys drew crowds.
Free Summer Events in Omaha
Plan a visit to Omaha for some of the best free summer fun in the Midwest. Located just three hours north of Kansas City and two hours west of Des Moines, the city of Omaha is a hotspot for indoor and outdoor activities every summer as well as year-round. Omaha is full of beautiful parks, galleries, museums and Farmers Markets all close to the unique Magnolia Omaha Hotel.
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The Magnolia Omaha offers guests the opportunity to stay in a unique, boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Omaha. This historic hotel was built in 1923 by Chester Cook and named after his grandmother. Its design was influenced by the Bargello, museum located in Florence, Italy.
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