Omni Hotels & Resorts Appoints Cara Banasch as Vice President of Sales

Banasch to Lead Strategic Direction of Sales Team

DALLAS (May 7, 2018) – Omni Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the appointment of Cara Banasch as vice president of sales effective May 21, 2018. Banasch will lead all field and global sales teams and will be responsible for creating and implementing revenue-generating strategies across the entire luxury hotel brand. Banasch will report to Daniel Surette, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Omni Hotels & Resorts.

“Cara’s experience, dedication and passion make her well poised for success within the Omni family,” said Surette. “Her exceptional record of accomplishments and extensive hospitality knowledge will bring tremendous value to the brand.”

Prior to joining Omni, Banasch served as senior vice president of business development and strategy for the New Orleans Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. She worked with a team of partners and professionals to grow business opportunities for the hospitality industry and her leadership led to a record-breaking production performance. A long-term veteran of the hotel and hospitality industry, Banasch has held multiple leadership roles at properties in the Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide family, where she developed winning sales and marketing strategies in Global Sales for 16 new construction projects across multiple cities, and as an Area Director in the NE and SE regions. 

Banasch holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta and an MBA in Global Business. Banasch has served on several board positions throughout her career, including the PCMA Foundation Board, New Orleans Ballet Association most recently. She is also an active philanthropist and supports local charities such as the Audubon Conservancy, the Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp and the Louisiana SPCA.

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About Omni Hotels & Resorts 
Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 60 distinct upscale 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 or call 1-800-The-Omni.

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