The Colonial Hotel opened its doors in 1910 as Omaha?s first and only living hotel establishment. It was sought after by the most elite in town. The historic Red Lion also opened at the same time serving drinks, food and the best jazz club in town. Over time the Colonial had its ups and downs and settled as home to a variety of artists, travelers, and eccentrics. Threatened by demolition because of the crumbling buildings falling into each other, it was saved and reimagined as your modern apartment preserved from a time in history.