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Lesly Connolly Named Senior Sales Manager based in Washington, D.C.
for the 216-room Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa
in the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania

Bedford, PA (June 29, 2011) - The Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa is pleased to announce the appointment of Lesly Connolly as Senior Sales Manager based in the Washington, DC area.  Connolly brings 15 years of hotel sales experience to her new role, which includes developing innovative strategies to increase sales for the historic luxury resort in the Allegheny Mountains of south-central Pennsylvania.

Connolly joins the resort from the Mason Inn Conference Center & Hotel at George Mason University, which she opened as Group Sales Manager in July 2010.  Previously, she served as the Convention Sales Manager of the DC satellite office of the Valley Forge Convention & Visitors Bureau and enjoyed more than 15 years of success in hotel sales with various hospitality organizations, including Benchmark Hospitality, Interstate Hotels and independently-owned boutiques.

An active and engaged professional, Connolly currently serves as Vice President of Communications for the Potomac Chapter of Meeting Professionals International, which named her to its board of directors and honored her with its Rising Star Award in 2008.  The National Capital Chapter of the Society of Government Meeting Professionals named her Supplier of the Year in 2007.  Connolly earned an Associate of Science degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management from Bay Path College in Longmeadow, MA

"Lesly's impressive experience and record of success in hospitality sales in the Mid-Atlantic region will go a long way toward heightening our success in the highly competitive Washington, DC market," said Scott Stuckey, general manager of the Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa.  "We look forward to her many contributions to our organization."

About the Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa
The Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa is a 2,200-acre luxury hideaway located in Pennsylvania's scenic Allegheny Mountain region.  The 216-room resort surrounds eight natural mineral springs which serve as the foundation for its world-class Springs Eternal Spa - one of only a handful of spas in the U.S. to utilize natural spring water in all of its treatments.  Over the past 200 years, Bedford Springs has served as a meeting place for numerous U.S. presidents and dignitaries.  The resort features a phenomenal range of amenities and activities, including an indoor spring-fed swimming pool; award-winning golf course; and casual and fine dining options from renowned Chef David Noto.  In addition, guests can enjoy mountain nature trails for hiking and biking, fly fishing, volleyball, tennis and more.

Media contact:
Tim Bugas
(814) 624-5618

Agency contact:
Michelle Munick
(212) 255-6541

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Also See: David Noto Named Executive Chef for The Omni Bedford Springs Resort / November 2010

Linda Lynge Named Spa Director at The Omni Bedford Springs Resort / September 2010

Omni Hotels Gets Serious About the Spa Business; Adds Corporate Spa Director, Launches its Own Branded Spa -- Mokara / February 2008

Adrian Gonzalez Appointed Director of Operations at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa in Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Mountains / April 2010

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