FIVE OMNI HOTELS & RESORTS NAMED TO CONDE NAST TRAVELER'S 23RD ANNUAL READERS' CHOICE AWARDS

IRVING, Texas (October 19, 2010) – Five Omni Hotels & Resorts have been recognized on the Condé Nast Traveler 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards which ranks the best in travel worldwide. The awards appear in the November issue and are derived from the Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice survey. This year, an overwhelming 25,916 readers voted on more than 10,000 properties and destinations. 

“It’s a distinct honor to have five of our properties named to the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for 2010,” said Mike Deitemeyer, president of Omni Hotels & Resorts. “Our brand is highly committed to providing our guests with memorable experiences through delivering personalized service at renowned properties, each designed to be reflective of the unique local charm and personality of the destination.” 

The enchanting Omni La Mansión del Rio in San Antonio (ranked number 59) blends Spanish colonial architecture and European style which “shines like a Spanish parador at night” with the romance, grace and charm of a grand hacienda. The luxury River Walk retreat “feels like a historic hotel filled with wonderful stories.”

Located in the heart of the Magnificent Mile, the all-suite Omni Chicago Hotel (ranked number 70) showcases a modern, impressive design and was the first hotel in Chicago to offer plasma screen TVs in all guest suites. The property also features 676 Restaurant & Bar, known for its distinctive flatbreads and breathtaking views of Michigan Avenue, as well as the new Café 676, a fresh outdoor dining concept with a farm-to-table approach that features seasonal fare from local purveyors that is “Midwest and local whenever possible.”

The Omni Fort Worth Hotel (ranked number 89) offers a taste of hospitality as big as Texas. Conveniently located in the heart of Fort Worth’s burgeoning downtown, the hotel is just minutes away from the city’s cultural centers, restaurants and nightlife and features the award-winning Bob’s Steak & Chop House, the Kimbell Art Museum Store, a signature spa, Whiskey & Rye and more.

The Omni Puerto Aventuras Hotel Beach Resort,  which ranked number 17 on the list of Top Resorts in Mexico, is an intimate community of villas and luxury condominiums built from native materials. The picturesque resort is nestled on the Puerto Aventuras Caribbean coastline, a luxury yachting community in the heart of the Mayan Riviera. 

 

The Mokara Hotel & Spa (formerly the Watermark Hotel & Spa) in San Antonio ranked number 20 on the list of Top Hotels in the U.S. The award-winning hotel was officially rebranded as the Mokara Hotel & Spa last month and is the first in a new collection of luxury boutique properties from Omni. The crown jewel of the new line, Mokara will continue to deliver the same highly-personalized service and acclaimed spa treatments guests have come to expect. Yet a new brand promise of “exceptional included” brings elevated service standards, hotel amenities, spa and dining experiences to guests.

"The big news is that our readers' appetite for travel has proven to be undeterred and indestructible, and their standards are more exacting than ever," said Conde Nast Traveler editor in chief Klara Glowczewska. "They are an army of trusted judges, and their votes and evaluations have rendered a Readers' Choice Award one of the highest encomiums in the entire travel industry."

For booking information, guests can visit omnihotels.com  or call 1-800-The-Omni. Travelers can also follow Omni Hotels & Resorts at facebook.com/omnihotels,  at twitter.com/omnihotels or at twitter.com/omnihotelsPR.

 The questionnaire is available to all readers through a secure Web site. The final tabulations of 25,916 responses were done by Global Market Insite, Inc., of Boston. Organization: Poll categories (Cities, Hotels, etc.) are followed by the criteria for each. Questionnaires contained lists of candidates (individual cities, hotels, etc.), and write-ins were allowed. Only candidates that received a required minimum number of responses were deemed eligible for an award. Evaluation: Each candidate was rated, criterion by criterion, on a five-point scale: excellent, very good, good, fair, and poor. Criterion scores, which represent the percentage of respondents rating a candidate excellent or very good, were averaged to determine the final score. For example, in the Islands category, Maui's 90.7 is the average of its scores for Activities, Atmosphere/Ambience, Beaches, Friendliness, Lodging, Restaurants, and Scenery.

ABOUT OMNI HOTELS & RESORTS / Hotel Operator 

Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences that take guests on “A Total Departure” to 47 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. The brand is frequently recognized by top consumer research organizations such as J.D. Power and Associates, which ranked Omni as “Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Upscale Hotel Chains” in its 2010 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study(SM). To get additional information or book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.

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