Appointed Vice President, Acquisitions and Development `
At Omni Hotels in Irving - TX, USA
Omni Hotels & Resorts announced today the appointment of Charlie Muller as the new vice
president of acquisitions and development for the luxury brand. In this role, Muller will be
responsible for identifying and evaluating new acquisition and development opportunities,
and assist with delivering the brand's short and long term expansion goals. He will report to
Mike Garcia, chief financial officer and senior vice president, acquisitions and development.
Muller joins Omni from his firm Allegiant Hotel Investors. In addition to being a founder, he
worked as a consultant on development, acquisitions, and new management contracts. Prior
to Allegiant, he served as a managing director for Mast Capital, Inc., a value oriented real
estate investment company. Previously, he spent fifteen years as chief operating officer for
two of CNL Financial Group's larger funds, including CNL Hotels & Resorts, which was the
second largest hotel REIT at the time of its sale. He also oversaw CNL Lifestyle Properties, an
aggregator of ski, golf, attractions, and marinas. During his time at CNL Lifestyle Properties,
he worked on negotiations that led to Omni becoming the long-term operator of the historic
Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, N.H.
Over the last 18 months, Omni acquired six iconic resorts from KSL Capital Partners, LLC,
including Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas; Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in
Carlsbad, Calif.; Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, Calif.; The Omni
Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C.; The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va.; and
Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia in Scottsdale, Ariz. Omni also became the long-
term operator of The Omni King Edward Hotel in Toronto, and acquired the Omni Providence
Hotel in Rhode Island. Lastly, the brand opened the new Omni Nashville Hotel.
Muller received a Bachelor of Science degree in hotel administration from Cornell University.
He is a former member of the Urban Land Institute, was a founding member of the Lodging
Industry Investment Council and served on the Market, Finance and Investment Analysis
Committee of the American Hotel & Motel Association.