Omni Viking Lakes Hotel Names Brent Glashan and Mike Hubnik to Key Executive Roles for Opening
Omni- and Minneapolis-veterans to lead opening efforts as general manager and director of sales and marketing of the brand’s first hotel in Minnesota scheduled to open in October 2020
EAGAN, MN / DALLAS, TX (January 31, 2020) – Omni Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the appointments of Brent Glashan as general manager and Mike Hubnik as director of sales and marketing at Omni Viking Lakes Hotel, Omni’s newest property slated to open in October 2020. With nearly 20 years of hospitality experience, Glashan is well-equipped to lead the 320-room hotel to success. Hubnik’s knowledge of the Minneapolis-St. Paul market and years of sales leadership experience will propel the hotel to achieve its goals.
“Brent has been part of the Omni family for ten years and his success is exemplified by consistently demonstrating his commitment to all areas of guest service, hitting financial targets and using creative strategies to maximize results,” said Peter Strebel, president of Omni Hotels & Resorts. “We’re confident in his ability to lead the charge on our expansion into Minnesota with MV Eagan Ventures as he has worked through several openings and transitioned properties throughout his career.”
Glashan most recently served as general manager at Omni Houston Hotel at Westside. His managerial career at Omni also includes serving as general manager at Omni Riverfront Hotel, hotel manager at Omni William Penn Hotel and resort manager at The Omni Homestead Resort and Mokara Hotel & Spa. He also served as director of rooms for Omni Austin Hotel Downtown, his first position with the company. Prior to joining the Omni team, he worked as director of rooms and front office operations at various Fairmont properties in Canada and Boston from 2000 to 2010. Glashan graduated from Capilano College with focus in business. He and his wife, Courtney, have two children, 10-year-old Colton and 7-year-old Presley.
Hubnik joins Omni most recently from the Graduate Minneapolis Hotel, where he served as regional director of sales and marketing, overseeing all sales and marketing efforts to maximize topline revenue and client retention. He has over 10 years of experience in the hotel industry from companies including Hyatt, W Hotel, Marriott International Inc., Sheraton and Le Méridien.
“Mike has strong sales and marketing hospitality experience, specifically in the Minneapolis area,” said Dan Surette, chief sales officer at Omni Hotels & Resorts. “His knowledge and expertise of the market is invaluable to our team.”
Omni Viking Lakes Hotel will sit on the Viking Lakes campus, as a four-star, full-service hotel with 320 rooms and suites. The 14-story hotel will boast 35,000 square feet of meeting space, along with a specialty restaurant and all-day dining venue, spa and fitness center. The hotel design draws upon Nordic architectural traditions and features elements inspired by the American Nordic landscapes of the North.
For more information, visit omnihotels.com/hotels/viking-lakes-minnesota, call 1-800-The-Omni or follow Omni Hotels & Resorts at www.Facebook.com/OmniHotels and Twitter.com/OmniHotels.
About Omni Hotels & Resorts
Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 60 distinct luxury 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. Omni Hotels & Resorts is the official hotel of the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions. For information or to book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.
About Viking Lakes
Viking Lakes is a bold, mixed-use development in Eagan, Minnesota, that will encompass more than three million square feet of corporate and medical offices, retail, entertainment and multi-family housing. The project boasts open and public spaces, including trails, water/wetland preserves and other amenities to provide connectivity, all anchored by the Minnesota Vikings 34-acre team headquarters and practice facility, the Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center.