OMNI HOTELS CREATES "TRAVEL ENVY" WITH NEW ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN

IRVING, TX (July 14, 2009) – Omni Hotels is unveiling this month a new advertising campaign targeted to meeting professionals. The luxury hotel brand worked with Dallas-based Tracy Locke, a full service agency within the

Omnicom Group network, to refine the brand’s position and evolve their look and feel using rich, iconic textures and brushstrokes and a new the tagline, “A Total Departure.” 

Omni and their agency engaged in a rigorous brand positioning exercise as part of their strategic planning for 2009. The facilitated process included leaders from disciplines across the entire organization – from operations and sales and marketing to culinary and design and décor – along with consumer insights gained from recent focus groups and advisory boards. Omni settled on a new strategic position, “Travel Envy,” based on the brand’s culture and reputation for exceptionally service, unique portfolio and acknowledged innovation in the industry. The new advertising campaign represents one more important step in promoting the new brand position. 

“Omni Hotels constantly creates ‘Travel Envy’ though its renowned service and unique properties which incorporate the local flavor of the destination, thereby creating a truly memorable experience for both business and leisure travelers,” said Tom Santora, chief marketing officer and senior vice president, sales for Omni Hotels. “The new advertising campaign showcases some important news and simply reinforces to meeting planners that Omni is always a smart, savvy and solid choice.” 

The new campaign communicates many of the exciting updates for the brand as well as specific properties and meeting offerings to gain more top-of-mind awareness among these most-valuable customers. The series of four ads feature:

• Omni Resort Collection, including the Omni Bedford Springs Resort which joined the portfolio in January,

• Omni’s high caliber convention center hotels, including theOmni Fort Worth Hotel, which opened in January,

• Omni’s Texas Collection given its particular strength in the marketplace, and

• Omni’s iconic Sensational Meetings program which customizes the environment to appeal to the senses and deliver a more engaging, and ultimately, more successful meeting

The advertising joins the brands other elements of the brand evolution including collateral, Web site, logos and elements from the newly enhanced Select Guest loyalty program were all redesigned as part of the revamp. To view Omni’s new ad campaign, click here

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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