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Omni Hotels Promotes Mike Garcia to Senior Vice President
of Development, Was the Chief Financial Officer

IRVING, Texas, Nov. 9, 2007 - Omni Hotels announced that Mike Garcia, formerly the company's chief financial officer, has been promoted to senior vice president of development, effective immediately. Garcia is charged with extending the brand through new property development. He will also serve as senior vice president of business development for TRT Holdings, Omni's parent company.
"Mike is a great leader who has excelled in creating an aggressive development plan," said Mike Deitemeyer, president of Omni Hotels. "He has helped us capitalize on our ability as a privately held company to partner with other firms and close deals on property developments quickly and effectively."
Garcia is a 12-year veteran of Omni Hotels and has played a vital role in establishing key accounting and financial reporting procedures when TRT Holdings initially acquired Omni Hotels. He has continued to be a strong leader in the organization, taking his strategic expertise beyond the financial realm into numerous areas of the organization. In the last few years, Garcia has taken on a more active role in Omni's development efforts, and he will now be able to further accelerate aggressive growth strategies in his new position.
Despite the recent slowing in hospitality development due to limited credit, Omni Hotels has experienced a sustained period of growth in the past 18 months with new developments and major projects across North America:

    -- In March 2006, Omni purchased the La Mansion del Rio and the Watermark
       Hotel & Spa, the number two hotel in the U.S. according to Conde Nast
    -- In August 2006, Omni broke ground in Fort Worth to mark the beginning
       of construction of the $170 million Omni Fort Worth Hotel and
       Condominiums.  The 604-room, 34-story hotel and 89 luxury condos will
       be located across the street from the expanded downtown convention
       center and within walking distance to the numerous restaurants,
       entertainment and cultural sites.
    -- In October 2006, Omni announced a $60 million transformation to the
       Omni Tucson National Resort.  The project will double the size of the
       luxury boutique resort and include several new culinary concepts
       keeping with the property's award winning golf course, spa and
       recreational facilities.
    -- In July 2007, another property was added to the Texas portfolio with
       the purchase of a former Sheraton hotel in downtown Houston with Songy
       Partners of Atlanta.  The comprehensive conversion of the property will
       reduce the number of guest rooms from 800 to approximately 400
       oversized rooms and concierge suites.  The property will also include
       several culinary options and an extensive fitness and spa facility.
       The hotel is located just blocks from the convention center and
       adjacent to the Houston Pavilions project, anchored by a House of Blues
       and Lucky Strike Lanes.
    -- Also in July 2007, Omni announced the purchase of 90 coastal acres in
       Pontoque, Mexico that will be home to a boutique luxury hotel, villas
       and condominiums. The first phase is expected to open in 2010 and
       include exceptional golf, spa and culinary venues.
    -- In September 2007, the building housing the current Omni Austin Hotel
       in the downtown area was purchased by the company.  The hotel is
       located in the heart of Austin's business and entertainment district,
       and a major renovation is currently in progress.
About Omni Hotels
Omni Hotels creates compelling, memorable guest experiences by tempting the senses in innovative ways, surrounding them with a balanced blend of scents, sounds, sights, textures and tastes. Omni Hotels offers luxury accommodations at 45 hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. 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's mission for total customer service is further supported by its "Power of One" program that empowers associates to make on-the-spot decisions to meet or exceed guest expectations. Guests can locate hotels and book accommodations by visiting or by calling 1-800-THE-OMNI.


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Also See: Michael J. Deitemeyer Named President, Omni Hotels / July 2004


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