DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--More than 20 Omni Hotels & Resorts properties have been recognized in the Condé Nast Traveler 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards, which ranks the best hotels, resorts, cities, islands, airlines, and cruise lines in the world. This year’s awards saw the biggest engagement in its history – more than 300,000 dedicated readers and travelers voted in the 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey, submitting millions of ratings and approximately 75,000 comments.
“It is a true honor to have more than a third of our properties recognized on this year’s Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards,” said Mike Deitemeyer, president of Omni Hotels & Resorts. “This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our employees, who strive to exceed our guests’ expectations, offer exceptional service and consistently represent our brand at each property while featuring the local color reflective of the cities they inhabit.”
Winners featured this year include 13 Omni properties that are making their first appearance on this list, and eight properties that have previously made the list multiple times including Omni Bedford Springs Resort and Mokara Hotel & Spa making the list the last five years.
Top Resorts in Southern California
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa (No. 9): A luxurious retreat with a top-ranked spa, this Carlsbad resort is home to The Chopra Center, the perfect place to seek renewal, enlightenment and meditation.
Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa (No. 16): Set on 240 acres in Rancho Mirage, the resort is the golf lover’s dream, with a 27-hole Ted Robinson-designed golf course, and a European spa for those looking for a more relaxing escape to the desert.
Top Hotels in Southern California
Omni San Diego (No. 8): Located in the heart of the historic Gaslamp Quarter, the hotel puts guests close to the city's top sites and attractions, even catching a baseball game at PETCO Park, connected to the hotel via a pedestrian skywalk.
Top Hotels in San Francisco
Omni San Francisco (No. 6): Built as a bank in 1926, the hotel is located on the cable car line and just steps away from four of San Francisco's top attractions including Union Square, San Francisco’s mecca for high-end shopping and art galleries.
Top Resorts in Texas & The Southwest
Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia (No. 12): Located at the base of Camelback Mountain in the exclusive enclave of Paradise Valley, the resort provides a romantic getaway with its distinct Spanish flavor.
Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa (No. 14): Heralded as one of the top golf resorts in Texas, the resort boasts four nationally acclaimed championship courses, while treating travelers to a welcoming experience set against a breathtaking Hill Country environment.
Top Hotels in Texas
Omni Dallas Hotel (No. 7): Quickly becoming an iconic Dallas landmark, the hotel captures the flavor of the city by featuring nearly 7,000 pieces of art from local artists. It offers stunning downtown views via the terrace pool deck and is close to a thriving Dallas Arts District.
Mokara Hotel & Spa (No. 9): As San Antonio’s only four-star hotel, this boutique property located on the city’s world-famous River Walk offers luxurious accommodations and first-class amenities, including a rooftop pool and access to world-class spa facilities.
Omni La Mansión del Rio (No. 10): Also nestled along the River Walk in San Antonio, the hotel blends Spanish colonial architecture and European style, surrounding guests with the romance, grace and charm of a grand hacienda.
Top Resorts in the South
Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort (No. 13): Located along the sugar sand beaches of Hilton Head Island, S.C., the resort boasts beautiful ocean views and an exclusive 11-mile lagoon system perfect for canoeing and kayaking.
The Omni Homestead Resort (No. 19): This iconic resort in Hot Springs, Va., has been providing southern hospitality to its guests for 250 years. Two major hot springs flow onto the property, allowing guests to take in the mineral waters just as President Thomas Jefferson did in 1818.
Top Hotels in the South
Omni Nashville Hotel (No. 12): Known as the “Key to Music City,” the hotel is integrated with an expansion of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and is in walking distance to the city’s burgeoning restaurants, cultural attractions, and live music.
The Omni Grove Park Inn (No. 19): Located in Asheville, N.C., the historic resort sits atop Sunset Mountain and offers modern technologies and classic conveniences paired with traditional southern charm.
Top Resorts in Florida (Atlantic)
Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort (No. 9): The resort sits on 1,350 acres at the tip of a barrier island just off the Florida coast. Guests can relax in the adults-only infinity edge pool or in the 10,000-square-foot family-friendly pool.
Top Resorts in Florida (Central)
Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate (No. 8): Surrounded by 36 holes of championship golf, the Leadbetter Golf Academy World Headquarters and 15 acres of recreation, the resort is one of the nation's premier retreats. In addition to world-class golf, guests can enjoy 15 acres of pools and recreation activities including the 850-foot lazy river.
Top Hotels in Washington, D.C.
Omni Shoreham Hotel (No. 9): Situated on 11 acres of manicured lawns and gardens, the elegant 1930s-era hotel overlooks Rock Creek National Park. It has played host to presidents, world leaders and inaugural balls, making it a true Washington landmark.
Top Hotels in New York City
Omni Berkshire Place (No. 28): Located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, the property features the sophistication of an Upper East Side residence with an enviable location. The hotel is steps away from Fortune 500 companies and some of the city’s most illustrious sites.
Top Resorts in New York State & the Mid-Atlantic
Omni Bedford Springs Resort (No. 8): Situated in the Allegheny Mountains of south Pennsylvania, the resort has hosted a long list of celebrities, corporate magnates and dignitaries from around the world. To date, the resort has hosted 13 U.S. presidents, seven of whom visited during their presidency.
Top Hotels in New York State & Mid-Atlantic
Omni William Penn Hotel (No. 12): Less than a mile from the Andy Warhol Museum, the hotel provides modern luxury accommodations in a classic downtown hotel that has been open since 1916. The hotel features The Speakeasy – a sophisticated social lounge that whisks patrons back to the Pittsburgh of the 1920s.
Top Resorts in New England
Omni Mount Washington Resort (No. 22): The luxury resort, located in Bretton Woods, N.H., has been a favorite Northeast retreat for more than 100 years. It boasts a classic Donald Ross-designed golf course, luxurious signature spa, decadent dining and access to New Hampshire’s largest ski area, which boasts 464 acres of pristine skiing and snowboarding.
Top Hotels in Boston
Omni Parker House (No. 9): The property has operated continuously for more than 160 years and has earned a reputation for impeccable service and hospitality. Its Parker's Restaurant has introduced the world to some delectable culinary classics including the Boston Cream Pie and Parker House Rolls.
The Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards are the longest-running recognition of excellence in the travel industry and those selected are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” The awards were announced online on Oct. 18, 2016, and will be in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, on newsstands nationwide on October 25, 2016. The full list is published exclusively online, at www.cntraveler.com/rca.
About Omni Hotels & Resort
Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 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 and was ranked “Highest in Upper-Upscale Segment Guest Satisfaction” in the J.D. Power 2016 North American Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM. As a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), Omni’s loyalty program is further expanded through the DISCOVERY® loyalty program offering members additional global benefits. Committed to reducing hunger, Omni is on a mission through its Say Goodnight to Hunger initiative to help provide more than 18.2 million meals each year for food banks to feed children, families and seniors in communities in which it operates. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.