OMNI HOTELS & RESORTS PARTNERS WITH AWARD-WINNING MASTER SOMMELIER FRED DEXHEIMER

New Partnership to Bring Expert Insight and Perspective to Wine Programs

DALLAS, Texas (June 16, 2015)Omni Hotels & Resorts announced today a partnership with Master Sommelier Fred Dexheimer, who will lend his expertise and extensive industry experience to enhance Omni’s wine footprint across properties in North America.

Dexheimer, an accomplished sommelier, mixologist and cocktail enthusiast, is one of only 147 professionals who have earned the title of Master Sommelier in North America. He will work with the luxury hotel brand to consult on wine lists, develop training programs and ensure that the wines offered by the glass at Omni properties remain one of the best in the industry.

“What’s unique about Fred, in addition to bringing in a new perspective and fresh approach to our beverage program, is that he truly understands our customers – what they look for and expect when ordering a glass of wine,” said David Morgan, vice president, food & beverage for Omni Hotels & Resorts. “While we’ll continue to offer tried and true favorites, we’ll work more closely with Fred to explore lesser known varietals and blends that fit with our restaurant concepts and customer preferences, based on where they’re geographically located within the country.”

Dexheimer will also collaborate with Omni to enhance communication around wine to guests, customers and visitors. And, as a part of Omni’s unique banquet and catering offerings, Dexheimer will offer authentic wine tasting experiences to meetings and groups.

“I’m excited to work with such an incredible hotel brand that I truly believe has such an innovative culinary and beverage approach, and I’m particularly looking forward to shaping the way in which we communicate about our wine selections to our customers,” said Dexheimer. “There’s an opportunity to evolve the language of wine and uncover storytelling opportunities that create connections between glasses of wine and our customers, which in turn makes the art of wine drinking more fun and tangible.”

With a self-proclaimed mission to “make the world a better place to drink and to rock your wine world,” Dexheimer comes to Omni with a wealth of knowledge and well rounded understanding of the wine and beverage industry, having worked in New York City for over a decade in some of the city’s most notable bars and restaurants. He is also the founder of Juiceman Consulting, a wine and beverage consulting company that specializes in wine and cocktail list development, events, education and marketing.

To learn more about Fred Dexheimer visit freddexms.com or follow him on Twitter at @FredDexMS.

For additional information or to book accommodations, guests may visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni. Travelers or media can also follow Omni at Facebook.com/OmniHotels or Twitter.com/OmniHotels.

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.

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