OMNI BEDFORD SPRINGS RESORT WINS HISTORIC HOTELS OF AMERICA 2014 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Bedford Springs, Pa. (October 8, 2014) - Omni Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford Springs, Pa. is pleased to announce it has been recognized as the Best Historic Hotel (201-400 Guestrooms) by Historic Hotels of America at the 2014 Awards of Excellence. The 2014 Annual Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner took place at The Hotel Hershey® (1933) in Hershey, Pa. on Thursday, Oct. 2. Awards were presented to recipients before an audience of owners, senior management, industry leaders, and representatives from the finest historic hotels.

"We are thrilled to have been selected as a Best Historic Hotel for 2014 by Historic Hotels of America," said Brett Schoenfield, general manager at Omni Bedford Springs Resort. "This prestigious award acknowledges the resort's grand history and serves as a testament to our staff's continued effort to uphold Omni Bedford Springs Resort's status as a luxury travel destination."

Omni Bedford Springs Resort was recognized by Historic Hotels of America for preserving and maintaining its historic integrity, architecture and ambiance.

"We are delighted to honor the Omni Bedford Springs Resort, in winning the 2014 Best Historic Hotel award (in the 201 to 400 guestroom category)," said Lawrence Horwitz, executive director of Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. "This award-winning historic hotel, home to one of the first golf courses in America, has been welcoming guests for more than 200 years and represents the pinnacle of this distinct group of nominees. We extend them our congratulations."

Award recipients were selected from nominees received from across America submitted by historic hotels, historic preservation supporters, and leadership from Historic Hotels of America. As the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Historic Hotels of America provides the recognition in the historic travel market that its member hotels are among the finest historic hotels across America.

About Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa
Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa is a 2,200-acre luxury hideaway located in Pennsylvania's scenic Allegheny Mountain region. The resort recently underwent a $120 million renovation, adding a contemporary look and feel to the property while preserving its remarkable history. The 216-room resort surrounds eight natural mineral springs, which serve as the foundation for its world-class Springs Eternal Spa - one of only a handful of spas in the U.S. to utilize natural spring water in all of its treatments. Over the past 200 years, Bedford Springs has served as a meeting place for numerous U.S. Presidents and dignitaries, including Daniel Webster, Andrew Jackson and Zachary Taylor. Omni Bedford Springs features a phenomenal range of amenities and activities, including an indoor spring-fed swimming pool; award-winning golf course; and casual and fine dining options. In addition, guests can enjoy mountain nature trails for hiking and biking, fly fishing, volleyball, tennis, and more at omnihotels.com/Bedford.

About Omni Hotels & Resorts
Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. With over 20 world-class golf courses and award-winning 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 distinguished, 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 and travel publications. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.

About Historic Hotels of America®
Historic Hotels of America is the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation® for recognizing and celebrating the finest Historic Hotels. Historic Hotels of America was founded in 1989 by the National Trust for Historic Preservationwith 32 charter members. Today, Historic Hotels of America has more than 260 historic hotels. These historic hotels have all faithfully maintained their authenticity, sense of place, and architectural integrity in the United States of America, including 46 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Historic Hotels of America is comprised of mostly independently owned and operated properties. More than 30 of the world's finest hospitality brands, chains, and collections are represented in Historic Hotels of America. To be nominated and selected for membership into this prestigious program, a hotel must be at least 50 years old; has been designated by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark or listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places; and recognized as having historic significance. For more information, please visit HistoricHotels.org.


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