OMNI HOTELS & RESORTS TAKES THE BEST OF SUMMER CUISINE POOLSIDE WITH LAUNCH OF NEW ART OF WATER MENUS

New Pool Menus Tap Local Flavor to Provide Guests with a Distinct Dining Experience at Select Omni Properties Nationwide

DALLAS (June 10, 2014) - With the season of leisure getaways kicking into high gear, Omni Hotels & Resorts has revamped its poolside dining options with the launch of new Art of Water menus customized to reflect local flavor. Built to blend the best of iconic summertime favorites with Omni's impeccable standards of execution, the menus are crafted to keep guests satisfied while soaking up the sun, whether they are sipping on Southern Peach Sangria in Virginia or enjoying Baja Ceviche in San Diego.

"There's something quintessentially American about dining by the pool during summertime," said David Morgan, vice president of food & beverage at Omni Hotels & Resorts. "These Art of Water menus are designed to enhance that pastime, as part of our continued commitment to offering guests a customized dining experience that reflects not just the location, but the season."

Each Art of Water menu is custom-curated by the culinary teams at participating Omni properties with flavors and dishes that represent their specific style and destination. At desert paradise Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia tacos get the Southwestern treatment with Blackened Fish, Poblano Braised Pork  and Carne Asada among the selections; while at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas, guests can savor offerings such as Pulled Pork Quesadillas with roasted pepper rajas, a Smoked Brisket Sandwich with house made pickles, and a selection of sausages like Beer Brats and Chipotle Cheddar Sausages. With its prime location on Hilton Head Island on the southern coast of South Carolina, Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort finds inspiration in its seaside locale with Oysters Two Ways and a Shrimp Roll with creamy dill-lemon mayo.

Equal attention is paid to warm-weather friendly sweet treats that blend whimsy with functionality. At Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, guests can enjoy Caribbean Rum Balls, Ice Cream Sandwich Bites and a Shooter Tasting with selections that include key lime pie, piña colada and orange creamsicle; with Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort off the coast of Florida serving up childhood favorites like ginger-georgia peach and coconut-banana Push Pops. Meanwhile, Frozen Grapes, classic Frozen Candy Bars and Coconut Gelato offer sweet relief from the heat at the Omni Tucson National Resort in Arizona.

This same sense of fun carries over onto the kid's menus for poolside diners under 12. Think Crazy Monkey sandwiches with peanut butter, marshmallow fluff and banana at Omni Bedford Springs Resort in South Central Pennsylvania's Cumberland Valley, customizable smoothies featuring seasonal fruit at Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, and thematically apropos offerings at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort like Peanut Butter & Jellyfish and Ocean Catch grilled fish -- all served with veggie sticks.

As a poolside dining experience is not complete without poolside libations for the 21 and over set, beverages are similarly shaken, stirred and blended to complement the locale and leisure pastime. At The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina, guests can sip into summer with Jalapeño Watermelon Margaritas and Dandelion Lemonade; while those to the north in Virginia at The Omni Homestead Resort can dig into "The Bucket List" - a selection of summer-centric cocktails like the Island Breeze  and Rum Runner served in a take-home bucket. A thoughtful list of domestic, imported and local beers, and wines-by-the-glass, round out the beverage offerings.

All menus will be presented to leisure loungers on festive boards that similarly fuse function with the occasion.

The Art of Water menus are currently available at select Omni Hotels & Resorts from coast to coast throughout the summer.

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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