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1958 A hospitality company was founded by the Dunfey family of New England.
1983 Dunfey Hotels Corp. acquired Omni International Hotels, changing the names of its upscale hotels to Omni Hotels.
1988 Omni Hotels is acquired by World International Holdings Ltd. and its associate, The Wharf (Holdings) Ltd. of Hong Kong.
1989 Omni Hotels becomes the first major hotel brand to make the focus of its frequent traveler program, Select Guest®, guest recognition and benefits.
1996 TRT Holdings, Inc. acquires Omni Hotels’ properties and management contracts, franchise agreements and the Omni Hotels brand name worldwide, excluding the Asia Pacific.
1998 Omni Hotels acquires the Mont-Royal in Montréal, renaming it the Hôtel Omni Mont-Royal.
Omni Hotels removes adult movies from all properties, the first hotel brand to do so.
2000 Omni acquires the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza.
Omni Interlocken Hotel opens in Broomfield, Colorado (between Denver and Boulder).
Omni Hotels ranks “Highest in Guest Satisfaction among Upscale Hotel Chains” by J.D. Power  and Associates.
2001 Omni Hotels acquires the William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh.
2002 Omni opens the Omni San Francisco Hotel in downtown San Francisco.
The “Get Fit Guestroom” program is introduced, another industry first, allowing guests to reserve a specially designed room with a treadmill, an exercise equipment kit and healthy snacks.
2003 Omni Hotels is the first luxury hotel brand in the U.S. to offer complimentary Wi-Fi access in guest rooms and public spaces at its owned and managed hotels in North America.
2004 The Omni San Diego Hotel opens next door to the San Diego Padres PETCO Park.  It is the first hotel to be connected to a baseball stadium via a sky bridge.
The Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate opens as scheduled on October 10, 2004 despite facing three hurricanes in the final months of construction.
2005 Omni Hotels ranks “Highest in Guest Satisfaction among Upscale Hotel Chains” by J.D. Power  and Associates.
2006 Omni becomes a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance to expand its international reach.
Omni Hotels ranks “Highest in Guest Satisfaction among Upscale Hotel Chains” by J.D. Power  and Associates.
Omni Hotels acquires the La Mansion and Watermark properties.
2009 The Omni Fort Worth Hotel opens in January.
The Dallas City Council names Omni Hotels as the operator of the new taxpayer-owned Omni Dallas Hotel, adjacent to the Dallas Convention Center.
Omni Hotels becomes the management company for the historic Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford, Pennsylvania and the Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire.
Omni Hotels enhances the Select Guest® loyalty program with additional benefits and new membership levels.
2010 Omni wins the J.D. Power and Associates Award, ranking “Highest in Guest Satisfaction among Upscale Hotel
Chains,” for the fourth time since 2000.
Omni rebrands the acclaimed Watermark Hotel & Spa and launches Mokara Hotels & Spas, a line of luxury
boutique hotels featuring Mokara Spas.
Omni acquires the Amelia Island Plantation in northern Florida.
Omni announces its selection as the developer of the Nashville Convention Center Hotel.
2011 Announced plans to integrate Omni Nashville Hotel with an expansion to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Omni named as 2011 Luxury Hotel of the Year by Harris Interactive's EquiTrends Study.



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