The Omni Homestead Resort Names John Hess as New Director of Sales and Marketing

/The Omni Homestead Resort Names John Hess as New Director of Sales and Marketing

The Omni Homestead Resort Names John Hess as New Director of Sales and Marketing

|2019-03-05T14:35:41+00:00March 5th, 2019|

HOT SPRINGS, VA (March 5, 2019) – The Omni Homestead Resort, a premier destination located across more than 2,000 scenic mountain acres, recently appointed John Hess as the new director, sales and marketing for the property. In his new role, Hess will lead the departments responsible for catering and convention service, marketing and communications, group sales, revenue management and resort membership in addition to being a member of the resort’s executive leadership committee.

Hess joins The Omni Homestead Resort with 22 years of operations, sales, marketing and multi-property leadership experience. He was most recently the Director of Sales and Marketing at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort where he stabilized team turnover, improved associate engagement scores and increased group sales revenues. Hess has also worked at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Wintergreen Resort and Omni Richmond Hotel after receiving a master’s in business administration from the University of Richmond.

“John’s dedication to the Omni brand, deep knowledge of service and management and passion for the hospitality and travel industry is a priceless asset to The Omni Homestead team,” said Brett Schoenfield, managing director. “His approachable demeanor paired with his attention to detail and standards of excellence will guide our team in our strategy, long term goals and commitment to guests. We are elated to welcome him to the next chapter of The Omni Homestead Resort’s storied history.”

In addition to the appointment of John Hess, The Omni Homestead Resort has continued to prioritize culinary offerings by expanding the team through a handful of culinary promotions and new hires. Culminating 20 years of culinary experience, Severin Nunn has recently been promoted to the director of food and beverage, where he oversees a team of 100 and leads the overall operations of the property’s multiple dining outlets. John Ferguson has been promoted to executive chef to assist Nunn in leading menu creation and catering events.

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About The Omni Homestead Resort

Welcoming travelers since 1766, The Omni Homestead Resort is one of America's most storied resorts, offering unparalleled hospitality and southern charm in a 2,300-acre setting within the Allegheny Mountains of southwestern Virginia. The Omni Homestead Resort is distinguished by 483 luxurious guest rooms and suites, 72,000 square feet of meeting space, an array of fine and casual dining choices, and more than 30 recreational amenities. The resort, which was honored by AAA in 2018 as a Four Diamond® property, offers an expansive, luxurious spa with an exclusive, adults-only Serenity Garden, two championship golf courses including The Cascades, one of the nation's finest mountain courses and family-friendly attractions like a ski area, Equestrian Center, Shooting Club, Segway tours, Zip Tour, falconry, water slides and lazy river. The Homestead became part of Omni Hotels & Resorts on July 1, 2013.

About Omni Hotels & Resorts

Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business and leisure destinations across North America. With more than 25 iconic golf courses and 16 award-winning spas featured in dynamic locales nationwide, every Omni proudly opens its doors to share the true spirit of its destination. Reflected through local color, personalized service, unique wellness options, signature restaurants and creative culinary offerings, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every guest and a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program. As a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance, Select Guest is further expanded through the DISCOVERY® loyalty program offering members additional global benefits. Omni is committed to reducing hunger and is on a mission through its Say Goodnight to Hunger initiative to provide millions of meals each year for food banks to feed children, families and seniors in communities in which it operates. For information or to book accommodations, visit or call 1-800-The-Omni.

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