Omaha, Nebraska, hosts a large number of corporate outlets, and as such it caters strongly to the business traveler with offers of free Internet, business centers and meeting rooms. Even families find that Omaha hotels welcome them with special kids' menus and family-style suites. For couples who seek a romantic stay in Omaha, a few hotels offer romantic extras such as couples' massages, jetted hot tubs en suite and room service.
Regency Lodge brings the romance and mountain atmosphere of the ski lodge into the city of Omaha. For a special stay, choose their romance package with optional champagne, chocolates and wine. Relax by a crackling fire in Regency's piano bar before dinner. Sip champagne in your log cabin suite that includes a sleigh bed, an electric fireplace and a heart-shaped whirlpool jetted tub for two. Meander hand in hand through Omaha's Old Market filled with boutiques, art galleries and restaurants, or visit the Henry Doorly Zoo. The Twisted Cork Bistro nearby brings a touch of Seattle to Omaha with fisherman's cioppino, or you can try the Twisted Cork Burger made with beef and pork.
Omaha Travelodge has two romantic whirlpool suites, one smoking and one nonsmoking. Both come with a queen-sized bed. Take a leisurely swim together in the hotel's indoor heated pool any time of year. Enjoy a light continental breakfast before perusing a nearby fine arts gallery such as the Anderson O'Brien Gallery. The Durham Museum features permanent and temporary exhibits. Visit their old-fashioned soda shop and request a soda with two straws. Get away to the tropics at the Firewater Grill where your dining choices are island-inspired. Try their Pacific Rim nachos or rasta pasta, a jerk chicken and pasta dish. Anthony's Steakhouse provides more than a dinner out: Enjoy live Big Band music or smooth jazz, and after a night on the town, slip into Perkins on the premises for a midnight snack before retiring to your whirlpool suite.
Doubletree Hotel and Executive Meeting Center Omaha Downtown
This Doubletree hotel features a large, romantic king bed suite with wet bar and separate living room. Soak in the private jetted hot tub in your room and call for room service, or visit the hotel restaurant, Signatures. Nearby Jazz Kitchen, a Cajun and Creole restaurant, offers New Orleans fare and provides live music most nights. You will also find live music at Sullivan's Steakhouse to accompany your shrimp scampi, lamb chops or favorite cut of steak. Doubletree is conveniently close to the Omaha Civic Auditorium and the Opera Omaha.
The Hilton Omaha connects, by way of a glass-enclosed Skybridge, to the Quest event center. Come for a sporting event or concert, and then spend a romantic getaway in your guestroom, suite or exclusive executive room. Dine in the hotel's Liberty Tavern Restaurant, and sample their pot of puffed pastry and succulent seafood in a cream sauce laced with sherry. With a 24-hour notice, arrange for two spa massages, available on Fridays and Saturdays, with the hotel's Spa Relax Rejuvenate special. Visit the Joslyn Art Museum, approximately a mile away, for a glimpse of works by classic artists such as Degas, Renoir and Monet. Spencer's Restaurant offers a prime beef dinner as well as its sensual signature dessert of chocolate fudge cake and ice cream.
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