Industry Update
Appointment 3 August 2016

Brett Schoenfield

Appointed Managing Director
At Omni The Homestead Resort in Hot Springs - VA, USA

Brett SchoenfieldThe Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va., has announced the appointment of Brett Schoenfield as managing director. An accomplished leader with more than 20 years of industry experience, the appointment brings Schoenfield back to Hot Springs after previously working at the resort for 12 years. In his new role, Schoenfield oversees all operations of the iconic, 250 year-old resort. Schoenfield arrived at the resort from Omni Bedford Springs in Bedford, Pa., where he served as general manager for two years. During his time on-property, Schoenfield and his management team created unique and transformative experiences in its competitive market place, leading to an increase in overall guest satisfaction. Schoenfield joined Omni Hotels & Resorts after serving as a project manager for Sage Hospitality. His experience also encompasses work with other notable hotel brands including Destinations Hotels and Resorts, where he served as general manager of Vail Cascade Resort and Spa; and Hyatt Hotels, where he held numerous positions at properties including Grand Hyatt Wailea, Hyatt Regency Kauai, Hyatt Regency Kauai, and more. He began his tenure with The Homestead Resort, pre-Omni, holding the position of room’s division manager in 1995, and continued to achieve promotions to hotel manager, general manager and executive vice-president, until his appointment as president in 2004. As president, he oversaw a team of 80 department managers, managed a $110 million renovation, and revitalized the resort’s marketing strategy to strengthen its position as a premier destination. A native of Michigan, Schoenfield earned a Bachelor of Science degree in hotel administration from the University of Nevada in Las Vegas.

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Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 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.
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