THE OMNI HOMESTEAD RESORT UNVEILS INSPIRING NEW MEETING AND EVENT SPACES AS PART OF A $150+ MILLION PROPERTY-WIDE RENOVATION

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Photo Caption: Crystal Room, Empire Room, Grand Ballroom at The Omni Homestead Resort

HOT SPRINGS, VA (September 14, 2023) – The Omni Homestead Resort,
nestled within the breathtaking Allegheny Mountains of southwestern
Virginia, has reached a new pinnacle in luxury hospitality. The iconic
resort, known as America’s first resort, has expanded its event and
meeting spaces as part of an overall $150+ million-dollar property-wide
renovation. Led by leading multidisciplinary design firm WATG and their
interiors studio Wimberly Interiors, the extensive endeavor has elevated
the resort’s capabilities while retaining historical design details to
honor its rich history and celebrate its unique character.

For more than 250 years, The Omni Homestead Resort has served as a
cherished sanctuary for travelers from around the world. Throughout its
history, the resort has continually expanded and evolved and by the late
1800s, it was known as one of the country’s premier resorts where
captains of industry, society, foreign dignitaries and 23 U.S.
presidents would steal away for R&R and to conduct business. As we leap
into the present day, the resort’s transformative renovations create a
sense of grandeur, setting the stage for hosting a new era of
sophisticated celebrations and gatherings.

A premier destination for meetings and events serving major cities such
as Washington D.C., Atlanta, Charlotte, Columbus, Nashville,
Philadelphia and beyond, The Omni Homestead Resort will unveil an
all-new, indoor and outdoor 4,000 square foot event pavilion. This
remarkable facility boasts cutting-edge design elements set against the
picturesque backdrop of stunning mountain views. In addition, the
resort’s existing 72,000 square feet of meeting space received a
refresh focused on advanced functionality and revived interiors.    

“The near completion of our extensive renovation marks a turning point
in defining what true, luxury hospitality means,” says Mark Spadoni,
Managing Director at The Omni Homestead Resort. “Our talented design
team meticulously updated the meeting and event spaces, allowing us to
completely reimagine what the guest experience looks like and cater to
ever-evolving event needs.”

Slated for completion this October, the Old Course Pavilion, located at
the north end of the Old Course driving range will serve as an idyllic
destination for weddings, reunions, parties, and more, serving up to 225
guests. A bridal suite and dedicated prep kitchen will allow for
full-service catering and dynamic indoor/outdoor experiences with
sprawling views of the Tower, East, and West wings. Charming brick
pathways lead to the venue, which is modeled from the property’s
pre-1902 buildings with whitewashed wood-clad walls, stained concrete
floors with wood-look detail, and lantern-style light fixtures.  

Theater 1923, an essential breakout facility for keynote speakers which
celebrates its 100th year this year, received a classic, yet modern
update. The viewing area has been converted from theater seats to sofa
settees, lounge chairs, and side tables ideal for a variety of events
ranging from presentations to movie nights to magic shows. New
audio-video technology will allow for the transformation of the
projection booth into an elegant, signature cocktail bar.  

To satisfy the demands of meeting groups, additional renovations to each
of the existing 28 meeting rooms include refinished wood floors plus new
carpets, furniture, wallcoverings, acoustic ceiling tiles, furniture,
and light fixtures with an architectural and functional focus.  

“The Omni Homestead Resort prides itself on being more than just an
elegant escape; it serves as a living piece of American history. As we
approach the final weeks of this multimillion-dollar investment, it is
evident that the resort’s facilities and amenities ensure form meets
function at every turn,” adds Spadoni.

Enhancements elevating food and beverage venues include Pioneer Picnic,
a fast-casual, family-friendly dining experience, Martha’s Market, the
property’s grab-and-go café, the Presidential Lounge, a new
speakeasy-style lounge, Jefferson’s Restaurant and Taproom, Rubino’s
at The Cascades, and the American Audubon Dining Room. A full roster of
additional updates included façade improvements, balcony deck work,
guestroom renovations, a new associate housing building, and the
historic rehabilitation of the Warm Springs Pools.

Group requests can be made via The Omni Homestead Resort’s group sales
team at (888) 796-5838 or email [email protected]. For more
information on The Omni Homestead Resort or to book, visit
www.omnihotels.com/hotels/homestead-virginia [2].     

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 About The Omni Homestead Resort 
Welcoming travelers since 1766, The Omni Homestead Resort is one of
America’s most iconic resorts, offering genuine hospitality and
memorable experiences in a 2,300-acre setting within the Allegheny
Mountains of southwestern Virginia. The resort is distinguished by 483
guest rooms and suites, 72,000 square feet of meeting space, an array of
fine and casual dining choices, and more than 30 recreational
activities. An expansive, luxurious spa with an exclusive, adults-only
Serenity Garden and two championship golf courses including The
Cascades, one of the nation’s finest mountain courses, are among the
resort’s most sought-after amenities. Family-friendly attractions such
as a ski area, Equestrian Center, Shooting Club, falconry, mountain
biking trails, water slides and lazy river are also available. The
Homestead became part of Omni Hotels & Resorts on July 1, 2013. For more
information or to book accommodations, visit
omnihotels.com/hotels/homestead-virginia [2] or call
1-800-The-Omni.    

About Omni Hotels & Resorts: 
Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at
over 50 distinct hotels and resorts in the most popular leisure and
business destinations across the United States, as well as in Canada.
With 26 iconic golf courses, including multiple short courses, 25
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 on every guest and a heightened level of
recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest® loyalty
program. 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. Through its partnership with Shared
Hope International, Omni is dedicated to the education and training of
its associates to help combat human trafficking. Omni Hotels & Resorts
is the official hotel of the PGA TOUR® and PGA of America. For
information or to book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com [3] or call
1-800-The-Omni.   

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