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Omni Hotel at CNN Center Names Peter Cronin Director of Sales
and Rosalyn Y. Smith Area Director of Human Resources
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ATLANTA (April 25, 2006) – The Omni Hotel at CNN Center today announced two new additions to the hotel’s management team. Peter Cronin has joined the hotel as director of sales, and Rosalyn Y. Smith has been named area director of human resources. 
 
As director of sales, Cronin is responsible for national accounts for the Omni Hotel at CNN Center. Cronin has worked in hospitality sales in Atlanta since 1994. Smith will oversee human resources needs for the downtown hotel’s growing team of 600 professionals. 
 
“Peter brings more than 20 years of experience to our sales team, and he will be a great mentor for our sales staff,” said Gary Froeba, managing director of the Omni Hotel. “Peter has consistently surpassed his sales goals in past roles, and he is a great addition to our team.”
 
Previously, Cronin was vice president of sales for Associated Luxury Hotels International, where he handled group sales in the Southeast while managing teams in Atlanta, Orlando and Dallas. He also served as the assistant director of sales for the Hilton Atlanta & Towers and director of sales for the Hilton National Sales team, exceeding personal and team goals. Cronin earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Springfield College in Springfield, Mass. 
 
Smith joined Omni Hotels in April 1999 at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown as human resources manager.  She was subsequently promoted to human resources director at the Omni Austin Southpark Hotel in May 2001 and human resources director at the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Dallas in January 2004. Smith was most recently promoted to area director of human resources in June 2005. Smith earned a master’s degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix and she earned her Certified Human Resources Executive (CHRE) certification. 
 
“We are fortunate to have Rosalyn’s human resource management expertise at Omni Hotel at CNN Center,” said Froeba. “Rosalyn is a champion of the Omni culture, and she will be an excellent counselor to our Atlanta team.” 
 
About Omni Hotels

The Omni Hotel at CNN Center is Atlanta’s only AAA Four Diamond convention hotel. A popular headquarter hotel, Omni Hotel at CNN Center is connected to the Georgia World Congress Center and CNN Center and within walking distance to the Georgia Aquarium, Philips Arena, the Children’s Museum of Atlanta and the Georgia Dome. The property overlooks Centennial Olympic Park, as well as the future site of the new World of Coca-Cola Museum. 
 
Omni Hotels offers sensible luxury at 40 hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America that reflect the distinct flavor of each city. From exceptional golf and spa retreats to dynamic business settings, each location features four-diamond services, including award winning signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique fitness options. Omni Hotels’ unique approach to personalized service creates a truly memorable experience recognized by top consumer groups, such as J.D. Power and Associates and Consumer Reports, as well as travel magazines, including Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure. Omni Hotels recently ranked “Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Upscale Hotel Chains” in the J.D. Power and Associates 2005 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study(SM)*.  Guests can locate hotels and book accommodations by visiting www.omnihotels.com or by calling 1-800-THE-OMNI.

*Study based on 37,471 responses from guests who stayed in a hotel between December 2004 and May 2005.  Fourteen upscale hotel chains were ranked in the study. www.jdpower.com 

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Contact:

Omni Hotels
www.omnihotels.com

Also See: Omni Hotel at CNN Center Set to Open 28-story 600 room Addition; Big Boost for the Georgia World Congress Center / November 2003
Omni Hotel at CNN Center Boosts Sales and Catering Management in Anticipation of Expanding to 1,067 rooms and 120,000 square feet of Meeting Space / July 2003

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