GUESTS OF THE OMNI SAN DIEGO HOTEL ENJOY VIP BENEFITS WHEN VISITING SAN DIEGO’S NOTABLE MUSEUMS AND CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS

SAN DIEGO, CA (March 25, 2010) – The Omni San Diego Hotel,  a 511-room, luxury property located in the heart of San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter, has joined forces with the 

San Diego Museum Council  to offer a special Key to Culture program to its guests. 

Designed to enhance the guest’s experience while visiting the destination of San Diego, the Key to Culture program provides exclusive benefits to Omni San Diego Hotel guests when visiting more than 20 of San Diego’s most prestigious cultural attractions, including the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego History Center and the USS Midway Museum.

Both leisure and group travelers who check into the Omni San Diego Hotel will present their hotel key card at participating museums to receive one of two benefits: 10% off the admission price or 10% off purchases in the museum’s gift shop (applicable to museums and cultural attractions that do not charge an admission fee). 

“The essence of travel is about learning and experiencing new things,” said Brian Hughes, general manager of the Omni San Diego Hotel. “We hope our Key to Culture program will encourage our guests to enhance their stay with a visit to San Diego’s finest cultural offerings.” 

The following San Diego cultural attractions will offer 10% off the admission price to Omni San Diego guests: Birch Aquarium at Scripps, Junipero Serra Museum, Lux Art Institute, Maritime Museum of San Diego, Marston House Museum & Gardens, Mingei International Museum, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, San Diego Air & Space Museum, San Diego Archeological Center, San Diego Botanic Garden, San Diego History Center, San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego Natural History Museum, USS Midway Museum and the Whaley House Museum.

The following San Diego museums and cultural offerings, that provide complimentary admission, will offer 10% off purchases in their gift shops to Omni San Diego Hotel guests: Barona Cultural Center & Museum, Coronado Historical Association, Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Museum, Museum of Photographic Arts, Timken Museum of Art, Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center, Water Conservation Garden and the Women’s History Museum.

About the Omni San Diego Hotel 

The Omni San Diego Hotel is one more reason to visit this fabulous seaside city. Nestled in the heart of the historic Gaslamp Quarter, the Omni San Diego Hotel is within walking distance from more than 90 restaurants, 20 nightclubs and 40 boutique shops and close to the city's top sites and attractions including San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, shopping at Horton Plaza and much more. Since opening in April 2004, the Omni San Diego Hotel offers an ideal destination for leisure travelers in downtown San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter. The 21-story luxury hotel features 511 guestrooms and suites with scenic views of San Diego Bay, the ballpark and the San Diego skyline. Omni San Diego Hotel is also distinguished as the first US hotel attached to a ballpark, the San Diego Padre’s PETCO Park. 

ABOUT OMNI HOTELS & RESORTS 

Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences that take guests on “A Total Departure” to 45 distinct 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 Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique wellness options. Known for its award-winning, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction, with a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program and the company’s “Power of One” associate empowerment program. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com  or call 1-800-The-Omni.

About the San Diego Museum Council 

The Council is a coalition of 35 unique museums located throughout the San Diego region. Their mission is to increase the awareness of and support for museums and achieve this goal through cooperative promotions, education and outreach programs, and advocacy. To find out more about the museums and cultural institutions in the San Diego area, visit sandiegomuseumcouncil.org

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