The Odessa Chamber of Commerce and its board of directors and employees are heartbroken with the tragic events that occurred in our city on August 31. This senseless tragedy has shaken us at our foundation. But, as Odessans, we pull together in our time of need. If you would like to contribute to the victims and their families affected by this sad event, we have established a PayPal account to assist with funerals and medical care.

       

New Odessa Downtown Hotel & Conference Center making progress

Downtown Odessa will soon be home to the more than 200-room, full-service Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, which is currently under construction at 5th Street at Texas Avenue in the core of downtown.

The public/private partnership between the City of Odessa and local hotel investors is an investment of $77 million in Downtown Odessa.

The state-of-the-art conference center boasts 78,271 square feet of conference space, including a grand ballroom and junior ballroom. The project includes an open air plaza facing 5th Street, 300 car parking garage, and the renovation of the historic Ector Theater.

The project is expected to be completed and open in Summer 2019.