DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On April 10, Omni Hotels & Resorts will “take it to the streets” for its sixth annual “Here Comes Omni” day, a one-day event where the entire Omni Hotels & Resorts sales network conducts face-to-face meetings and hosts appreciation events for its valued customers. From coast to coast, the sales and catering network of 800 associates will call upon more than 4,000 customers in 40 different cities across North America. “Here Comes Omni” has been a tremendous tool for Omni as it allows the brand to further understand client needs and interests.
This year’s “Here Comes Omni” day will also have a global component as 2014 marks the 10th Anniversary of the Global Hotel Alliance, a collection of 22 global upscale and luxury regional hotel brands, in which Omni was a founding member. In celebration of the anniversary, as well as the success of “Here Comes Omni,” GHA members are hosting “Here Comes GHA Week” from April 7 - 11. GHA member associates from 350 hotels across 61 countries are coordinating sales calls and customer receptions around the world the entire week. GHA was founded in Berlin in 2004, with the goal of helping independent, upscale and luxury hotel brands compete with mega-chains, while enabling members to retain their individual identities.
This year’s “Here Comes Omni” focus will be on the brand’s growing Resort Collection, which added six new signature properties within the last year; as well as the Convention Collection, and its newest jewel, the Omni Nashville Hotel. Meeting planners will have the opportunity to learn about other brand offerings including the Classic Cocktails program and Taste Washington partnership.
Furthermore, meeting planners and intermediaries who book a meeting between April 10 – September 28, 2014, to occur during the same timeframe will receive one of the following:
- Internet TV streaming device or a $100 master account credit or charitable donation (for meetings with rooms spend of $3,000 – $6,000)
- Mobile tablet or a $400 master account credit or charitable donation (for meetings with rooms spend of $6,001 – $20,000)
- Laptop or a $1,000 master account credit or charitable donation (for meetings with rooms spend of more than $20,000)
To coincide with “Here Comes Omni,” the brand is officially unveiling the Omni Meeting App powered by Encore mobile application. Available at participating properties and developed and powered by Encore Event Technologies, Cumulus™ allows any planner who uses Encore as their AV provider to simultaneously access event information at their fingertips from any Internet connected smart device. The app, obtainable at no charge, helps meeting planners eliminate print costs while offering digital way finding, inner-meeting messaging, video access and more.
To book a meeting or event or for more details, terms and conditions regarding Omni Hotels & Resorts meeting offerings, customers can visit omnihotels.com/MeetingsAndEvents/omniunderstands or by calling 1-800-788-OMNI. Travelers or media can also follow Omni Hotels & Resorts at www.Facebook.com/OmniHotels, Twitter.com/OmniHotels, and Twitter.com/OmniMeetings.
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. With over 20 world-class golf courses and award-winning 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 distinguished, 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.
About Global Hotel Alliance
Based on the airline alliance model, Global Hotel Alliance is today the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands. GHA uses a shared technology platform to drive incremental revenues and create cost savings for its member brands, while offering all the benefits of a multi-brand loyalty program, GHA Discovery, which has over 4 million members. GHA’s member brands are currently: Anantara, Art Series, AVANI, Doyle Collection, First, Kempinski, The Leela, Lungarno Collection, Marco Polo, Mokara, Omni, Pan Pacific, PARKROYAL, Per AQUUM, QT, Rydges, Rixos, Shaza, Tangram, Thon, Tivoli and Ultratravel Collection encompassing more than 400 upscale and luxury hotels with more than 100,000 rooms across 63 different countries. For more information visit www.gha.com.
About Encore Event Technologies
Encore Event Technologies is one of the leading audio visual technology providers in the hospitality space. Established in 2014 through the integration of well-respected solutions providers, AVT Event Technologies and Encore Productions, Encore Event Technologies combines the best of both companies to deliver comprehensive and innovative in-house audiovisual, staging, and production services that cater to the unique needs of hotels, hotel-casinos and resorts across North America. Encore Event Technologies operates as part of Freeman Audio Visual, a division of Freeman, the leading global partner for integrated experiential marketing solutions for live engagements including expositions, conventions, corporate events and exhibits. For more information, visit www.encore-us.com.