Celebrate the nation's history at omni bedford springs resort

BEDFORD, PA (Jan. 9, 2009) – The Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa has played host to 11 US presidents and was once considered the “Summer White House” of James Buchanan. So, it’s only fitting that the recently transformed, historic property is inviting guests to experience this year’s inaugural festivities as well as its own rich history with the “Presidential Inauguration Package.”

The resort re-opened to rave reviews in 2007 following a meticulous $120-million restoration. With the Springs Eternal Spa featuring treatments showcasing the benefits of the native, mineral rich springs, one of the first golf courses ever designed in the US and horse-drawn carriages, the property evokes its grand dame era. Yet, it still has all the modern conveniences and comforts for today’s traveler. To illustrate the property’s rich place in American history, when Buchanan announced he would not seek re-election, he did so from the steps of Bedford Springs. His decision paved the way for Abraham Lincoln – from Illinois, like President-Elect Barack Obama – to seek the presidency.

“This is an opportunity for Washington, DC-area residents to escape the inauguration crunch,” said Scott Stuckey, general manager of the Omni Bedford Springs Resort, “or for those who haven’t been able to find a room in the District to commute from our property to experience the festivities.”

Close to the intersection of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Interstate 70, the resort is a convenient two-hour drive from Baltimore and Washington, DC, 90 minutes from Pittsburgh, three hours from Philadelphia and four hours from New York City.

The package is available beginning this weekend, from Friday, January 9th through Sunday, January 25th with a minimum two-night stay required. Prices start at $149 per night and include a buffet breakfast each morning in the Crystal Dining Room for up to two guests per room. Rates for the Omni Bedford Spring Resort & Spa’s “Presidential Inauguration Package” are exclusive of tax, gratuities and the resort fee of $20 per room per night. The resort can also arrange for transportation to Washington, DC for an additional fee. Details, terms and conditions are available at omnihotels.com or guests may call 1-800-THE-OMNI.

About Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa

Long heralded for its healing waters and restorative environs, the Omni Bedford Springs Resort’s origins date back to 1796 when its seven original mineral springs lured guests for a healing cure. A classic “springs resort” with many of the original buildings and architectural elements still in place, the restored and expanded Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa features the 30,000 square foot Springs Eternal Spa, five restaurants, meeting and banquet space, retail shops and a variety of recreational activities. The landmark resort recently became part of the Omni Hotels’ portfolio of luxury properties. 

ABOUT OMNI HOTELS

Omni Hotels creates compelling, memorable guest experiences at 43 luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. From exceptional golf and spa retreats to dynamic business settings, each location features four-diamond services, including award-winning signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique fitness options. Omni’s mission for total customer service is further supported by its “Power of One” program that empowers associates to make on-the-spot decisions to meet or exceed guest expectations. Guests can locate hotels and book accommodations by visiting www.omnihotels.com or by calling 1-800-THE-OMNI.

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