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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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Old Market in Omaha, Nebraska is the city's premier arts and entertainment district that also includes historic sites, fine dining and the distinctive boutique Magnolia Hotel Omaha. The Old Market neighborhood spans about 17 acres and has a variety of things to see and do.
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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