The Omni Fort Worth Hotel is downtown's first new hotel construction in over 20 years. The hotel opened in January of 2009 with 604 guest rooms and 97 condominiums on top of the hotel. In addition to the hotel lobby, the ground floor includes Bob's Steak & Chop House, Starbucks Coffee, Cast Iron Restaurant, Wine Thief, a wine bar, the sports bar Whiskey & Rye, and a gift shop. 48,000 square feet of meeting space was also designed into the building. The hotel is across Houston Street from the Fort Worth Convention Center and serves as the Convention Center Hotel. The 34 story building was constructed on two blocks that for many years held Convention Center parking. In order to replace the parking being removed, a new City Parking Garage was constructed on the block to the north. The hotel's design consists of a masonry base with an "L" shaped masonry and glass hotel tower rising out of it. A taller, boat shaped glass section rises out of the base. On the upper floors of this section of the building are 97 condominiums. The building has three levels of underground parking. The architect for the Omni Fort Worth Hotel was HOK. The 447 foot tall hotel opened on January 12, 2009. The condominiums were ready for the owners to occupy them in the fall of that year.