Nine Omni Hotels & Resorts have been recognized on the Condé Nast Traveler 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards, which ranks the best in travel worldwide. This year, a record-breaking 79,268 readers participated in the survey, close to double the number of survey takers in 2012. These dedicated and discerning travelers cast 1.3 million votes for more than 16,000 properties around the world.
“We are truly honored to have nine properties named to the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards and thank the thousands of readers who voted,” said Mike Deitemeyer, president of Omni Hotels & Resorts. “This recognition is a reflection of our commitment to providing guests with memorable experiences, showcasing each destination’s local flavor while providing a high level of personalized services.”
The Mokara Hotel & Spa in San Antonio ranked No. 99 in the Awards’ Top 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World category and ranked No. 1 in the Top 15 Hotels in Texas category. Located near the Alamo and San Antonio River Walk, Mokara promises an elegant touch of luxury. This San Antonio sanctuary offers all of the amenities expected at a four-star hotel, plus an elevated level of service one finds from an intimate boutique property.
A 2,200-acre luxury hideaway located in Pennsylvania’s scenic Allegheny Mountain region, Omni Bedford Springs Resort was ranked No. 7 in the Top Resorts in the Northeast category. The 216-room resort surrounds eight natural mineral springs, which serve as the foundation for its world-class Springs Eternal Spa – one of only a handful of spas in the U.S. to utilize natural spring water in all of its treatments. Furthermore, Omni Mount Washington Hotel ranked No. 16 in the same category. Located in Bretton Woods, N.H., the property is gracious in ambiance and generous in amenities. A favorite New England retreat of presidents, poets and celebrities, the hotel boasts refined dining and luxurious décor.
Ranked No. 2 in New Orleans, Omni Royal New Orleans is a historic hotel located in the fashionable French Quarter. The property completed a renovation earlier this year and now incorporates modern amenities with classic design in its guest rooms, as well as redesigned public spaces inspired by liveliness of the area's culture through various color palettes and artwork.
Within miles of sandy beaches and a year-round average 70-degree temperature, Omni San Diego Hotel ranked No. 18 in Southern California. Guests visiting the hotel can explore Balboa Park, take a harbor cruise or even catch a baseball game at PETCO Park, connected to the hotel via a pedestrian skywalk.
In the September issue of Condé Nast Traveler, Omni San Francisco Hotel earned the No. 28 ranking in U.S. Hotels in the Business Travel Awards. This luxurious downtown hotel is located on the cable car line and is a short walk to Union Square, the San Francisco neighborhood that has become a mecca for high-end shopping and art galleries.
The Newly Acquired Resorts
Four of the newly acquired iconic Omni resorts also made this year’s Readers’ Choice list. Omni La Costa Resort & Spa and Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa ranked No. 15 and 19 respectively in the Top 20 Resorts in Southern California category. The Omni Homestead Resort ranked No. 12 in the Top Resorts in the South, and the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa ranked No. 22 in the Top 25 Resorts in the Southwest.
Fresh off a $50 million renovation, Omni La Costa Resort & Spa boasts a new look including 611 newly appointed guestrooms, suites and villas, an adult-only pool venue, the Coastal Events Center, an expanded Athletic Club as well as two redesigned signature golf courses. The 43,000-square-foot Spa at La Costa includes a private pool, café and therapeutic reflexology path.
Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa – the only resort in Palm Springs to make this year’s list – is a classic Rancho Mirage re-imagined property for the 21st-century traveler and choice destination for the Hollywood heavyweights of yesterday and today. The resort’s offerings include stylish guestrooms, the signature bluEmber restaurant, R Bar lounge, and Splashtopia, an exciting water playground complete with water slides, lazy river and sandy beach.
One of America's most storied resorts, The Omni Homestead Resort, offers Southern hospitality and elegant charm that has made the resort a premier destination dating back to the 18th century. The resort offers two championship golf courses that include one of the nation's finest mountain courses (The Cascades), Allegheny Springs, a new two-acre family-friendly water attraction complete with lazy river, the South's first downhill ski area, Equestrian Center and show ring, top-rated Shooting Club, Back Country Driving School, off-road Segway tours and a wealth of other recreational attractions.
Located in Austin, Texas, Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa offers a legendary tradition of Texas-sized hospitality. Located in the heart of Texas Hill Country, the resort combines impeccable service with its own classic brand of casual elegance in a luxurious setting. Heralded as the No. 1 golf resort in Texas, the hotel has four nationally acclaimed championship courses as well as the state's only Callaway Performance Center.
The Readers’ Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, on newsstands and online October 15, 2013. For the complete list of 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards, visit www.CNTraveler.com/rca.
About Omni Hotels & Resorts
Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at nearly 60 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 and travel publications. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.
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