Omni Hotels & Resorts executives bring a special blend of enterprising leadership and a unique management style to their positions. We’re fortunate to have such a dynamic, passionate team of leaders to drive our success.
Omni’s Core Values and Trilogy drive the culture of our organization
- Creating Memorable Experiences
- Leaders Creating Leaders
- Local Market Leadership
- Responsible Financial Management
- Strengthen Brand Value
EXECUTIVE TEAM LEADERSHIP
JAMES D. CALDWELL — Chief Executive Officer and President
Jim Caldwell is the CEO and President for Omni Hotels & Resorts. In this role, he has established the vision for the luxury hotel brand while ensuring that all operational areas within the company are aligned to achieve its long-term goals and objectives.
Caldwell has a long tenure with the Omni brand. He has served as CEO for Omni Hotels & Resorts for the last 13 years, as well as President of TRT Holdings, Inc., a privately-owned, diversified holding company. TRT Holdings, Inc. purchased Omni Hotels & Resorts in 1996, and at that time Caldwell was named President and served in that role until 2004 when he was named CEO. In 2017, Caldwell took on the expanded role of CEO and President.
During the early years of the company, Caldwell developed the framework that has been instrumental in the growth, development and management of the Omni brand. It was Caldwell’s strategic vision to establish Omni Hotels & Resorts as a brand known for enhancing the guest experience through a high level of personalized service. This has been achieved through the company’s “Power of One” associate empowerment program and service philosophy. It reflects the belief that every guest interaction is an opportunity, or a moment, for an associate to delight a guest and deliver a memorable experience.
JOY ROTHSCHILD — Chief Human Resources Officer
Joy Rothschild, a tenured associate who started in Omni's Management Development Program, rejoined Omni Hotels & Resorts as chief human resources officer in January 1998. In 2002, the department was recast as Associate Services to formalize the company’s service commitment to the people who make Omni Hotels a success.
Rothschild serves as an at-large member on the Advisory Board for the University of New Hampshire, the Hospitality Board of Governors for the College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism at the University of North Texas, and the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s Labor and Human Resources committees.
Rothschild is a Hotel Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) GoldenBell Winner and a 1992 recipient of Omni Hotels & Resorts’ President’s Award for developing the Omni Service Champion employee recognition program and the Power of One® employee empowerment program.
MICHAEL G. SMITH — Executive Vice President of Real Estate & Development
Michael Smith is the executive vice president of real estate and development responsible for the strategic direction of new builds, acquisitions and capital improvement projects.
Michael joined Omni Hotels & Resorts in 1996 and served as general counsel until 2016. In this role, Smith managed all legal matters, including the planning, structuring and the negotiations of acquisitions and joint ventures. He also coordinated the company’s financial and investment transactions.
Prior to his time with Omni, he was an attorney in private practice and a senior accountant at Ernst & Young. Michael attended the University of Texas at Austin where he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting as well as a law degree.
PETER STREBEL — Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, Sales
Peter Strebel, a 25-year-plus veteran of the hospitality industry, is chief marketing officer and senior vice president of sales where he is responsible for creating and driving innovative branding, communications, marketing and business development strategies to increase awareness, capture market share and build revenue for the luxury hotel brand. As part of the company’s multichannel marketing operations, Strebel stewards its centers of excellence including revenue management, global sales, e-commerce, customer loyalty, reservations and call center, branding, advertising, communications, web and digital marketing and market research.
Previously, Strebel was the senior vice president of operations for Omni and oversaw the development of brand-wide property standards, guest rooms and other operational areas for the luxury hotel brand’s growing convention collection and resort portfolio. A long-term Omni veteran, Strebel rejoined Omni in 2009 as area managing director and general manager of the company’s flagship property in midtown Manhattan, the award-winning Omni Berkshire Place. During his previous tenure at Omni, he had a successful 10-year career in sales and marketing positions of increasing responsibility, ultimately leading to his appointment as vice president of sales and marketing.
In between his time with Omni, Strebel served as executive vice president and chief marketing officer for the Wyndham Hotel Group and was promoted to president of the company before returning to Omni. Strebel serves on the board of directors for the Global Hotel Alliance.
KURT ALEXANDER — Chief Financial Officer
Kurt Alexander is the chief financial officer for Omni Hotels & Resorts. In this role, Alexander works with all disciplines of the company to address strategic priorities, as well as oversees corporate accounting, capital finance, risk management, property tax and financial reporting.
Alexander joined the Omni family in July 2014 and has since held a number of positions including vice president of finance, director of strategic planning & asset management and director of financial planning & risk management.
Alexander attended Duke University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics. He also received a master’s degree in accounting from The University of Virginia and an MBA from Northwestern University.
STEPHEN ROSENSTOCK — Executive Vice President of Operations
Stephen Rosenstock is the executive vice president of operations responsible for brand development, food and beverage, and other operational areas. He oversees all Omni properties across North America and plays a key role in the brand’s expansion.
Rosenstock has been instrumental in establishing Omni as a leading luxury hotel brand known for its superior quality, exceptional guest experiences and award-winning service. He is responsible for creating incremental revenue opportunities and providing value-added services to Omni’s customers. He oversees new construction, as well as retail concepts, design and operating procedures. His creativity and design sensibilities can been felt throughout the brand in properties including Fort Worth, Dallas, Nashville, and San Diego. He also created Omni’s Morsel’s coffee shop and Mokara spas brands.
Rosenstock joined Omni Hotels & Resorts in 1975 as convention coordinator of the Omni International in Norfolk, V.A. and since then has served other Omni properties in various capacities. Rosenstock was recognized in 1995 as Omni Hotels & Resorts' general manager of the year and in 1994 received Omni Hotels & Resorts' marketing achievement award. Rosenstock is a graduate of Virginia Tech and State University.