THE OMNI HOMESTEAD RESORT TO CELEBRATE 250 YEARS EVERY DAY IN 2016

America’s first resort to turn back time in 2016 with a special midweek “1766” promotion

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Hot Springs, Va. (Oct. 13, 2015) – The iconic Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va., will mark its 250th anniversary in 2016. Considered America’s first resort, The Omni Homestead Resort, is offering travelers a chance to join in on the festivities with special midweek rates starting at $176.60 per night — paying homage to its 1766 founding. This anniversary offer includes breakfast in the Main Dining Room and is available Sundays through Thursdays in 2016.

“Generations of travelers have been making memories here for almost 250 years, and next year, we want to celebrate those special moments in time,” said David Jurcak, managing director of The Omni Homestead Resort. “We have so many activities and events planned, we couldn’t fit them all into just one weekend, or even one month, so we’re going to celebrate every day, and we invite guests and associates to share their stories with us.”

The Omni Homestead Resort will commemorate the momentous milestone in 2016 with 366 days of anniversary celebrations, which include afternoon anniversary parties with a different flavored cake each day, a monthly speaker series, fireside chats, historic menu items in the Main Dining Room, special concerts, fireworks displays and much more.

“Each month will have a theme, beginning with a focus on our associates in January. Since Nov. 21, 1766, we have been here to welcome and serve our guests, and we felt it very fitting to honor all of our associates, past and present, as we begin this monumental year,” said Jurcak.

Affectionately known as the birthplace of southern hospitality and founded a decade before John Hancock signed the Declaration of Independence, The Omni Homestead Resort has been welcoming guests to experience the beautiful and historic hot springs since 1766. The historic resort has hosted countless notable individuals, including presidents, royalty, dignitaries and celebrities, as well as generations of vacationers since the 18th century. Those interested in learning more about the resort’s 250 years of history and next year’s festivities may visit OmniHomestead250.com.

A beloved destination for travelers of all ages, The Omni Homestead Resort allows guests to choose from more than 30 resort activities, including hikes to explore the property’s 2,000 acres of countryside; the Allegheny Springs, a two-acre water park; archery; falconry; horseback riding; an award-winning spa; golf on the famed Old Course and Cascades Course; tennis; and more.

Rates are subject to availability and include bed and daily breakfast. Must book by Oct. 30, 2015, for Sunday through Thursday stays from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2016. Blackout dates apply. Does not include tax or resort charge. Not applicable to previous reservations, groups and conventions or in conjunction with any other offers or discounts. A full, non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking.

For more information or to make reservations at The Omni Homestead Resort, please contact (800) 838-1766 or visit www.omnihotels.com/hotels/homestead-virginia.

About The Omni Homestead Resort
Celebrating its 250th Anniversary in 2016, The Omni Homestead Resort is one of America's most storied resorts, offering unparalleled hospitality and southern charm in a 2,000-acre setting within the Allegheny Mountains of southwestern Virginia. Renowned for its natural healing springs, The Omni Homestead Resort is distinguished by 483 luxurious guest rooms and suites, 72,000 square feet of meeting space, a wide array of fine and casual dining choices, and more than 30 recreational amenities. The resort offers an expansive, luxurious spa with exclusive, adults-only spa garden and two championship golf courses including The Cascades, one of the nation's finest mountain courses. Allegheny Springs is a two-acre family-friendly water attraction complete with lazy river, water slides, family pool and water play zone. The resort also offers the South's first downhill ski area; a beautiful Equestrian Center with 28 stalls, visiting barn with 40 stalls and riding arena; top-rated Shooting Club with trap, skeet, sporting clays; fly-fishing; archery; falconry; off-road Segway tours; Mini Cascades, a new 18-hole miniature golf course and a wealth of other recreational attractions. The Homestead became part of Omni Hotels & Resorts on July 1, 2013.

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 and was ranked “Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Upper Upscale Hotel Chains” in the J.D. Power 2015 North American Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.

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