A destination for visitors and locals alike, Oklahoma City’s restored crown jewel, the First National Center, is officially open to the public after a monumental restoration and one of the biggest renovations in the state’s history. Just over 90 years from its original opening in 1931 as an iconic bank and monument, step inside the transformed First National Center, now transformed into The National, Autograph Collection, with 146 guest rooms, alongside opulent new apartment homes, restaurants, bars and a retail center.
Widely considered one of the region’s top architectural treasures, the First National Center is on the Historic Register and was once the largest building in Oklahoma. Oil drilling, the banking industry and the history of Oklahoma City’s tremendous growth and its arduous challenges are all woven into the fabric of The First National Center, reflecting the ‘Modern Frontier’.
Standing at 32 stories high, First National Center evokes a level of polished endurance and opulence felt immediately upon entering the building. Monumental in size and intricate in every detail, The National serves as a preserved hotel landmark and symbol of Oklahoma’s journey and its connection to its past with an art deco and neoclassical design aesthetic.
Designed to be Oklahoma City’s epicenter and ‘living room’, The First National Center houses several standout food and beverage experiences, including The Great Hall bar, Tellers, and The Library of Distilled Spirits (in the bank vault), set to debut on June 2, 2022. Coming this summer 2022, expect a full retail center replete with high-end brands and salons, a new steakhouse, Stock & Bond, and a patisserie, The Gilded Acorn by Chef Andrew Black.