The Omni Homestead Resort Appoints New Director of Sales and Marketing
Richard A. Ross, The Omni Homestead Resort’s New Director of Sales and Marketing
HOT SPRINGS, VA (May 17, 2018)
– The Omni Homestead Resort, a premier destination located across more than 2,000 scenic mountain acres, recently appointed Richard A. Ross as the new director, sales and marketing for the property. In his role, Ross will lead the departments responsible for catering and convention service, marketing and communications, group sales, revenue management and resort membership in addition to being a member of the resort’s executive leadership committee.
Ross joins The Omni Homestead Resort with over 30 years of operations, sales, marketing and multi-property leadership experience. He has relocated from Dallas, Texas where he was most recently vice president of sales for Remington Hotels. Ross realized his lifelong dream of becoming a hotelier through his first high school job as a busboy at the Hotel Hershey – now the Omni Bayfront in Corpus Christi, Texas – and pursued his goals through studies in Hotel and Restaurant Management at the Conrad Hilton College, part of the University of Houston system.
“Richard’s depth of experience, dedication to personalized service and passion for the hotel industry is invaluable to The Omni Homestead team,” said Brett Schoenfield, managing director. “His drive for excellence coupled with his appreciation of the property’s remarkable history will play an important role in elevating our strategy, service and continued authorship of The Homestead story.”
Prior to The Omni Homestead, Ross worked with brands including Hershey, Westin and Hilton Hotels. While at Hilton Hotels, he was the first leader assigned to the pre-opening team of the $285 million Buffalo Thunder Golf Resort & Spa in Santa Fe, NM. Ross also spent three years leading sales and marketing efforts for the beachfront Hilton Sandestin Golf Resort & Spa in Florida.
In his free time, Ross enjoys the outdoors, history and sports. He is joined by his partner Rob and their pet cats, Oscar and Simon. He looks forward to exploring the Hot Springs area and all the vibrant nature, rich history and myriad of unique activities offered on property.
For more information, visit theomnihomestead.com or call (800) 838-1766.
ABOUT OMNI HOTELS & RESORTS
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 THE OMNI HOMESTEAD RESORT
Welcoming travelers since 1766, 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. The Omni Homestead Resort is distinguished by 483 luxurious guest rooms and suites, 72,000 square feet of meeting space, an array of fine and casual dining choices, and more than 30 recreational amenities. The resort, which was honored by AAA in 2018 as a Four Diamond® property, offers an expansive, luxurious spa with an exclusive, adults-only Serenity Garden, two championship golf courses including The Cascades, one of the nation's finest mountain courses and family-friendly attractions like a ski area, Equestrian Center, Shooting Club, Segway tours, Zip Tour, falconry, water slides and lazy river. The Homestead became part of Omni Hotels & Resorts on July 1, 2013.