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Omni Names Three to General Manager Posts

September 22, 2010 - The Omni Charlotte Hotel is proud to announce the recent appointment of Charlie Kingston as General Manager. In this role, Kingston will oversee all aspects of guest relations and will be responsible for the strategic direction of the hotel. 

Kingston brings with him more than 15 years of hospitality industry experience, most recently as the Director of Food & Beverage for the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. At the property he oversaw seven food and beverage outlets and 70,000 square feet of meeting space.  His background also includes positions at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin and the Peabody Hotel in Orlando, Fla. 

Kingston earned a Bachelor of Arts from St. Michael’s College in Winooski, Vt.  He is a Certified Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers and has a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.  He was awarded the Ideal Director of Operations in 2009 by the luxury hotel brand for his achievements at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate.

“We are extremely excited to have Charlie take the leadership position for our Charlotte team,” said Gary Froeba, Regional Vice President of Omni Hotels & Resorts.  “His experience and expertise be invaluable as we strive to create memorable experiences for our guests.”

The four-diamond Omni Severin Hotel in downtown Indianapolis has appointed Kevin Latone as General Manager.  Latone will be responsible for the overall strategic direction of the hotel as well as the day to day leadership of the property. 

Latone brings more than 30 years of hospitality industry experience to the Omni Severin Hotel.  He most recently served as General Manager in Texas at both the Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark and Omni Corpus Christi Hotel.  Prior to joining Omni, Latone worked in positions of increasing responsibility for Marriott Hotels, including General Manager in Huntsville, AL.  His background includes a strong emphasis in food and beverage, and he recently served as a board member of the Austin Hotel Lodging Association and the Texas Hotel Lodging Association. Latone was also the president of the hotel association in Corpus Christi, TX and received the Hotelier of the Year award in this same city. 

Latone attended Oakland University in Rochester, Mich., and was a General Manager of the Year for Omni Hotels & Resorts in 2004.

“We are very pleased to have Kevin take over the leadership role in Indianapolis," said Mike Magnelli, Area Managing Director for Omni Hotels & Resorts. “With Kevin’s industry experience and tenure at Omni, we look forward to his continued focus on delivering the Omni Severin’s top-notch customer service.”

The Omni Austin Hotel Southpark recently appointed Terry Green as General Manager for the luxury hotel.  Green will be responsible for the daily operations and strategic direction of the 14-story, 312-room hotel located in South Austin.

Green brings more than 23 years of hospitality industry experience to the Omni Austin Hotel Southpark.  He most recently served as Director of Operations for the hotel after being promoted from the position of Area Director of Sales & Marketing based at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown.  Prior to joining Omni, Green held positions at the Marriott Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma and the Hilton Wichita Airport Hotel & Executive Conference Center in Wichita, Kansas. 

He earned a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Wichita State University.  Green has won numerous awards, including the 2008 Volunteer of the Year for the Austin Chamber’s Communication Council. Under his leadership, the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown’s sales team was awarded Omni’s prestigious Sales Team of the Year award.

“Terry is a tremendous team player, and we are very pleased to promote him to this role,” said Stephen Rosenstock, Regional Vice President of Omni Hotels & Resorts.  “We look to Terry’s intimate knowledge of the company and the Austin market to maintain the rigorous customer service standards we have at Omni Hotels.”

About Omni Hotels & Resorts 
Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences that take guests on “A Total Departure” to 45 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 such as J.D. Power and Associates, which ranked Omni as “Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Upscale Hotel Chains” in its 2010 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study(SM).
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Also See: Omni Hotels Appoints Ed Netzhammer General Manager for the 1,000 room Omni Hotel Dallas; Harold Queisser Named Marketing Director / January 2009
Scott Stuckey Appointed General Manager of Omni Bedford Springs Resort, Bedford, Pennsylvania / January 2009

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