Omni La Costa Resort & Spa Welcomes Brian Hughes as Managing Director

Announcement of Hughes’ hire reinforces resort’s commitment to enhancing guest experiences

CARLSBAD, CALIF., August, 2018 – Omni La Costa Resort & Spa has appointed Brian Hughes to lead the team as managing director. In this role, Hughes will spearhead property and revenue growth and inspire a culture of positive associate, member and guest experiences at the 400-acre, 600 guestroom resort and The Club at La Costa.

Hughes returns to Omni after serving as executive director for the San Diego Tourism Marketing District since early 2016. Prior, he spent nearly three decades in the hotel industry, including leadership roles at Omni Hotel & Resorts, Starwood Hotels and Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts.

“We are thrilled and honored to have Brian back, as he returns to Omni after a temporary hiatus,” said Peter Strebel, president of Omni Hotels & Resorts. “He is a strong business leader, and we look forward to seeing how his overall vision will improve and strengthen not only the guest experience, but the internal team structure at Omni as well.”

Hughes has also served as general manager at Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa from 2014 to 2016 after holding the position at Omni San Diego Hotel from 2008 – 2014. Among other accolades, he was presented with the People’s Choice Award in 2009, which is presented to the general manager who best demonstrates mentoring, retention and associate satisfaction. Additionally, under his leadership, Omni San Diego scored No. 1 in group Medallia in 2013. During his tenure with Omni Hotel & Resorts, Hughes consistently led each property to strong profit and market share results, while reducing turnover and improving associate and guest satisfaction.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to return to a company that I have a rich history and strong connection with from my previous roles with Omni Hotel & Resorts,” Hughes explains. “Omni La Costa Resort & Spa has so many great features to offer visiting guests and local residents in Southern California, and I look forward to working with the team to continue building upon the resort’s great foundation.”

The associates at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa are pleased to welcome the new managing director this month.


An escape from the everyday, Omni La Costa Resort & Spa was originally created as a playground for celebrities and athletes with every amenity imaginable and is now the perfect destination for family vacations, meetings and events, and more. The Spanish Mission-style property boasts over 600 guestrooms, suites and villas, 110,000 square feet of meeting and event space, an Athletic Club, and eight sparking pools including an adults-only pool and exhilarating waterslides. Two iconic golf courses, Champions & Legends are complemented by the Golf Performance Institute, offering Southern California's most comprehensive game improvement program. The 43,000-square-foot Spa at La Costa includes a private pool, waterfall showers, café and therapeutic reflexology path. Acclaimed restaurants - Bob's Steak & Chop House and VUE - present an updated take on local cuisine. For more information, call (800) 854-5000 or visit

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