SEVENTEEN OMNI HOTELS & REOSRTS RECOGNIZED WITH CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER’S 2017 READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS
THE WORLD’S BEST HOTELS, RESORTS, CITIES, ISLANDS, AIRLINES, AIRPORTS AND CRUISE LINES
October 17, 2017
– Condé Nast Traveler
today announced the results of its 30th annual Readers’ Choice Awards with seventeen Omni Hotels & Resorts
properties recognized across the brand.
Over 300,000 readers submitted millions of ratings and tens of thousands of comments, voting on a record-breaking 7,320 hotels and resorts, 610 cities, 225 islands, 468 cruise ships, 158 airlines, and 195 airports.
Two Omni properties – The Omni King Edward Hotel in Toronto and the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale in Connecticut – are making their first appearance on the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards list. Among the other 15 properties that have previously been recognized are Omni Bedford Springs Resort and Mokara Hotel & Spa – both of which have been honored consecutively for the last six years.
Top Resorts in Orlando, Fla.
Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
(No. 1): Surrounded by 36 holes of championship golf and 15 acres of recreation, the resort is one of the nation's premier retreats, featuring the signature Mokara spa, seven restaurants and 15 acres of pools, including Orlando’s only resort wave pool.
Top Resorts in Florida
Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort
(No. 23): The resort sits on 1,350 acres at the tip of a barrier island just off the Florida coast, featuring unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean. Guests can relax in the adults-only infinity edge pool or in the 10,000-square-foot family-friendly pool.
Top Hotels in San Francisco
Omni San Francisco Hotel
(No. 2): Located in a vibrant downtown location, the hotel offers luxury accommodations ideal for a romantic getaway. Built as a bank in 1926, the lobby is adorned with Italian marble, rich fabrics and Austrian crystal chandeliers with a boutique ambiance of Florentine Renaissance architecture.
Top Hotels in Southern California
Omni San Diego Hotel
(No. 25): Located in the heart of the historic Gaslamp Quarter, the hotel puts guests close to the city's top sites and attractions – even catching a baseball game at PETCO Park, connected to the hotel via a pedestrian skywalk.
Top Resorts in Southern California
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
(No. 23): Located in Carlsbad, the resort features an award-winning spa, championship golf, tennis courts and eight sparkling pools, providing a refreshing retreat for guests to unwind and recharge any time of year.
Top Hotels in Texas
Mokara Hotel & Spa
(No. 7): This boutique property, located on the city’s world-famous River Walk, offers a relaxing retreat and first-class amenities, including a rooftop pool, access to world-class spa facilities and fine dining.
Omni La Mansión del Rio
(No. 12): Also nestled along the historic River Walk in San Antonio, the hotel blends European style and Spanish colonial architecture surrounding guests with the romance, grace and charm of a grand hacienda.
Omni Dallas Hotel
(No. 13): Located in the center of downtown near the thriving arts district, the hotel has quickly become an iconic Dallas landmark. It offers stunning downtown views via the terrace pool deck and features nearly 7,000 pieces of art from local artists. The hotel also colorfully displays thousands of light shows on its exterior façade that correspond with holidays and causes, as well as North Texas, national and international events, and much more.
Top Resorts in Texas & The Southwest
Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
(No. 25): Nestled at the base of the breathtaking Camelback Mountain, in the exclusive enclave of Paradise Valley, the resort provides a romantic getaway with distinct Spanish flavor. Guests can bask in one of three pools or enjoy the award-winning, Moroccan-inspired Joya Spa.
Top Resorts in New York State & The Mid-Atlantic
Omni Bedford Springs Resort
(No. 12): Located in South Pennsylvania’s scenic Cumberland Valley, the resort has a magnificently restored golf course, a state-of-the-art club house and the world-class Springs Eternal Spa, where mineral waters are incorporated into treatments. To date, the resort has hosted 13 U.S. presidents, seven of whom visited during their presidency.
Top Hotels in The American South
The Omni Grove Park Inn
(No. 35): With a history of serving guests for over a century, the Inn has a tradition of Southern hospitality, modern conveniences and an unmatched setting amidst the beauty of Asheville, N.C.
Top Resorts in The American South
Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort
(No. 16): Located along the sugar sand beaches of Hilton Head Island, S.C. – the No. 3 island in the United States as voted on by Condé Nast Traveler – the resort boasts beautiful ocean views, an exclusive 11-mile lagoon system perfect for canoeing and kayaking, sparkling pools and championship golf-course access.
The Omni Homestead Resort
(No. 30): This iconic resort in Hot Springs, V.A. has been providing southern hospitality to its guests for more than 250 years. As winter is approaching, the resort offers bounds of activities including skiing and snowboarding, ice-skating and snow tubing.
Top Hotels in Canada
The Omni King Edward Hotel
(No. 24): Toronto’s first luxury hotel, built in 1903 and conveniently located in the financial, entertainment and shopping districts, has been re-imagined for the 21st century. The hotel has a historic, palace-like grandeur with a newly renovated Crystal Ballroom featuring ornate moldings, floor-to-ceiling windows and stunning panoramic city views.
Top Hotels in New England
Omni Bretton Arms Inn at Mount Washington
(No. 38): Nestled in the shadow of the magnificent Presidential Range of New Hampshire's White Mountains, the Inn is the perfect retreat for relaxation and adventure with access to a variety of activities including skiing, horseback riding, golf and tennis.
Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale
(No. 40): Located in downtown New Haven, just steps from the historic campus of Yale University, the hotel combines luxurious comfort with unparalleled service. Also nearby is the New Haven Town Green, a wide selection of museums, the historic Shubert Theater and boutique shopping.
Top Resorts in New England
Omni Mount Washington Resort
(No. 22): A favorite New England retreat of presidents, poets and celebrities, the hotel delights every sense with enchanting music, refined dining and luxurious décor. With a classic Donald Ross-designed golf course, signature spa, decadent dining facilities and nine high-flying zip lines, guests never want to leave the hideaway in Bretton Woods, N.H.
For additional information, visit omnihotels.com
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The Condé Nast Traveler
Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” Under Editor in Chief Pilar Guzmán, the Readers’ Choice Awards have become more selective and specific to the passions that inspire today’s travelers.
The Readers’ Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, on newsstands nationwide on October 24, 2017. The full list is published exclusively online, at www.CNTraveler.com/rca
About Omni Hotels & Resort
Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business and leisure destinations across North America. With more than 25 iconic golf courses and 16 award-winning spas featured in dynamic locales nationwide, every Omni proudly opens its doors to share the true spirit of its destination. Reflected through local color, personalized service, unique wellness options, signature restaurants and creative culinary offerings, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every guest and a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program. As a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance, Select Guest is further expanded through the DISCOVERY® loyalty program offering members additional global benefits. Omni is committed to reducing hunger and is on a mission through its Say Goodnight to Hunger initiative to provide millions of meals each year for food banks to feed children, families and seniors in communities in which it operates. For information or to book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.
About Condé Nast Traveler
As the most discerning, up-to-the-minute voice in all things travel, Condé Nast Traveler is the global citizen’s bible and muse, offering both inspiration and vital intel. Condé Nast Traveler is the most trusted and celebrated name in travel with 6 National Magazine Award wins and 26 nominations in its 28-year history. Advertising Age named Pilar Guzmán Editor of the Year in 2014 and CNTraveler.com attained 4 Webby Awards since 2015. www.cntraveler.com
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