CHARLOTTE, NC (September 13, 2010) – The Omni Charlotte Hotel is proud to announce the recent appointment of Charlie Kingston as General Manager. In this role, Kingston will oversee all aspects of guest relations and will be responsible for the strategic direction of the hotel. 

Kingston brings with him more than 15 years of hospitality industry experience, most recently as the Director of Food & Beverage for the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. At the property he oversaw seven food and beverage outlets and 70,000 square feet of meeting space. His background also includes positions at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin and the Peabody Hotel in Orlando, Fla. 

Kingston earned a Bachelor of Arts from St. Michael’s College in Winooski, Vt. He is a Certified Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers and has a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification. He was awarded the Ideal Director of Operations in 2009 by the luxury hotel brand for his achievements at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate.

“We are extremely excited to have Charlie take the leadership position for our Charlotte team,” said Gary Froeba, Regional Vice President of Omni Hotels & Resorts. “His experience and expertise be invaluable as we strive to create memorable experiences for our guests.”


Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences that take guests on “A Total Departure” to 45 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. From exceptional golf and 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 award-winning, 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 such as J.D. Power and Associates, which ranked Omni as “Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Upscale Hotel Chains” in its 2010 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study(SM).

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