Omni shoreham hotel announces new leadership

New General Manager and Director of Sales & Marketing Named for Storied, Luxury DC Hotel

Washington, DC (July 14, 2011)Omni Hotels & Resorts  has appointed Peter Sams as general manager and Handan Bas-Bailey as director of sales and marketing for the historic, four-diamond luxury Omni Shoreham Hotel located in Washington, DC. Together they will continue the excellence and high standard of luxury guests have come to know from the Omni Shoreham Hotel.

 Sams’ career began with Omni in 1994. He took his first position in the hospitality industry as a restaurant server at the Omni Bayfront in Corpus Christi, TX while still in college, and never looked back. From there, he continued his career with various Omni properties and held numerous key positions including area director of finance, director of operations and general manager. While at the Omni Richmond Hotel, Sams was named General Manager of the Year in 2008 by the brand, an award recognizing his market leadership and exceptional overall performance. After graduating from Texas A&M University, Sams went on to complete the General Managers Program from the prestigious Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. Sams is known for his commitment to local market leadership, immersing himself in several civic and community endeavors.

Bas-Bailey brings with her 18 years of sales and marketing experience, including 15 years of achievement and growth with Marriott International – culminating in an area director role with responsibilities in the Washington, DC area. She then spent two years with Kimpton Hotels where she garnered significant year over year growth results. Most recently, she was a regional director of sales and marketing for the Pyramid Hotel Group. Bas-Bailey attended the Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey for Tourism & Hotel Management as well as Montgomery College for Business Administration.


Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences that take guests on “A Total Departure” to 50 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 Harris Interactive’s most recent EquiTrends® report which ranked Omni as the Top Luxury Hotel Brand in 2011.


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