OMNI HOTELS & RESORTS NAMES DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING FOR OMNI LOUISVILLE HOTEL

Eamon O’Brien to Lead All Sales and Marketing Efforts for Downtown Luxury Property

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 01, 2016) Omni Hotels & Resorts announced today the appointment of Eamon O’Brien as director of sales and marketing for the Omni Louisville Hotel. In this role, he will oversee all sales and marketing efforts including managing, developing and implementing sales and marketing strategies that drive group, catering, business and leisure travel revenue.

O’Brien joins the Omni Louisville Hotel from the Louisville Marriott Downtown where he served as the property’s director of sales and marketing. Prior to that, he was the director of sales and marketing for the Hyatt Regency Louisville. O’Brien has also held numerous leadership and managerial positions with the Marriott brand at several Chicago properties, the Hyatt Regency Chicago, and the Grand Hyatt New York.

“We welcome Eamon to the Omni family,” said Mark Wykes, vice president of hotel sales & marketing for Omni Hotels & Resorts. “His exceptional knowledge of the market combined with industry relationships will be invaluable as we drive new business to Louisville. He will be a tremendous asset for our brand, as well as the Omni Louisville Hotel, for years to come.”

The 30-story luxury property will reflect Louisville’s warmth and hospitality, while embracing and celebrating the city’s authentic quality and charm. The hotel will feature 612 finely appointed guestrooms and suites topped by 225 luxury apartments. The hotel will offer approximately 70,000 square-feet of flexible meeting and event space. Meeting and convention attendees will have access to an additional 300,000 square-feet of meeting and exhibit space at the Kentucky International Convention Center.

Additional features will include an all-day dining venue, lobby lounge, as well as an iconic Bob’s Steak & Chop House as the hotel’s fine-dining establishment. Guests will enjoy an urban rooftop pool deck, fitness center, a Mokara signature spa, lobby art gallery and a Speakeasy with a bowling alley. A dynamic, modern urban lifestyle market will connect to the hotel’s lobby, which will transform Liberty Street into a pedestrian thoroughfare and serve as a community gateway for hotel guests, residents and locals alike.

O’Brien holds a bachelor of arts in marketing from DePaul University. He is a member of several leading travel organizations including Meeting Planners International and PCMA.

For additional information or to book a group meeting or convention, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni. Planners may also contact Eamon O’Brien at 502-656-7220 or eamon.obrien@omnihotels.com. Travelers or media can follow Omni Hotels & Resorts at Facebook.com/OmniHotels and 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 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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