OMNI HOTELS FLIPS FOR SUMMER AND CAPTURES FAVORITE FAMILY MOMENTS

IRVING, TX (June 18, 2009) – Summer vacations can now take center stage with the “Omni Flips for Summer” package.  Families across North America can borrow a pocket-sized Flip video camcorder and record their most memorable moments when they purchase this special offer from Omni Hotels. Through September 6th, the all-new Flip Ultra™ video camcorder, introduced this spring from the Cisco Consumer Business Group, will be available at luxury hotels and resorts across the brand. Along with the simple-to-use Flip video camcorders, families can also start their holiday with a complimentary breakfast for four featuring “Flip-jacks” on their first day.

“We understand how much it takes to create a fabulous family vacation and wanted to find an innovative way for guests to take full advantage of their summer adventures,” said Caryn Kboudi, vice president of corporate communications for Omni Hotels. “The Flip camcorder makes it so fun and easy to make the most of every moment!”

Creating lasting memories is what summer is all about, and in that spirit, a “Summer Fun Counselor” (concierge) will lend advice to guests seeking to discover the true local color of their destination. Whether exploring the many cultural enclaves of New York, Chicago and San Francisco or discovering the amazing Allegheny Mountains through an eco-caching scavenger hunt, guests will have use of a Flip Ultra video camcorder to catch it all. When filming is complete, guests can simply upload their special video memories to their own laptop or use the Omni Hotels Business Center on a complimentary basis to transfer the footage to a thumb drive to take home. Guests are also encouraged to upload a three-minute video to Omni’s popular Local Scoop social networking website as part of the Omni Flips for Summer Video Contest to win a trip to the Omni Bedford Springs Resort.

Upon arrival, the youngest adventurers will receive their very own backpack as part of the Omni Sensational Kids program, filled with entertaining and engaging items such as a flashlight, disc launcher, Twizzlers, a plant-able bookmark and more. The backpack also includes a colorful canteen that will be filled at any of the hotel restaurants along with a list of kid-friendly places to visit in each Omni Hotels' destination. Kids can also enjoy milk and cookies in their guest room on the first night and can borrow a rolling backpack full of additional games and books from the concierge. 

To further spoil its youngest guests, properties in Texas, California and Boston offer Kids’ Fantasy Suites, vibrant guest rooms designed to provide the comforts of home and stimulate the senses of the young travelers. The suites feature twin beds with colorful kids bedding, beanbag chairs, an art table, board games, books and more.

For more information about Omni Flips for Summer, Omni Sensational Kids and other flip-out worthy summer travel offers visit omnihotels.com or call 1.800.THE.OMNI. Rates begin at $175-$315 and are subject to availability. Additional terms and conditions can be found at omnihotels.com.

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 online  or by calling 1-800-THE-OMNI

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