Name: Peter Strebel
Title: Chief marketing officer
Company, city: Omni Hotels & Resorts; Dallas, Texas
Number of employees: 19,800 nationally
Recent project: In 2016 we launched Say Goodnight to Hunger. For every direct booking on our website, Omni makes a donation to Feeding America.
First job: Desk clerk at an oceanside resort in the Hamptons
Little-known fact about you: Even as a small child, I was interested in hotels. I remember building resorts using blocks and home items.
What innovations/initiatives do you foresee in the industry over the next years? Voice activation is going to be incorporated into hotels more and more as we move into the future.
What is the best career advice you’ve received? Network and keep in touch with your contacts.
What advice would you give someone starting out in the field? Love what you do. If you don’t love it, you won’t work hard or get ahead.
Peter Strebel as a Traveler
Favorite travel memory or story: This may sound corny, but Walt Disney World with my children is a memory that will always stick out. The water fountain that talked was magical.
One travel tip you cannot live without: Plan your wardrobe. I use an Excel spreadsheet before a trip which helps me be an efficient packer.
Best advice for business travelers: Once you’re on the road, you’re not in control, so let it go.
About Omni Hotels & Resorts
What can premium travelers expect from a stay at an Omni Hotels & Resorts property?
No two properties are the same. The look and feel of each property is guided by the city or region, making each experience feel and look different for each property you visit. However, you receive the same warm hospitality and customer engagement wherever you go.
Omni’s Polling for Cocktails promotion, timed to the 2016 election, proved wildly popular. Can travelers expect other similar timely and unique offerings in 2017?
We have fun with new food and beverage initiatives every year. In 2017 our focus and theme will be Wines of Roja – Flavors of the World, bringing wines and interesting foods from Spain to all our hotels.
Three Omni Hotels & Resorts are coming soon: Omni Frisco Hotel, Omni Hotel at the Battery Atlanta and Omni Louisville Hotel. Tell our readers about these properties.
We are excited about these additions to Omni. The Omni Frisco will be located in the Dallas Cowboys’ super complex and have a sports theme; it will be one of the few upscale hotels in the area. Omni at the Battery Atlanta will be in the Battery complex next to the Atlanta Braves’ stadium, with rooms overlooking the stadium. Coming in 2018, the Omni Louisville will have an urban speakeasy feel with a bourbon theme in mind.
Over the last three–four weeks, Portugal made significant strides in slowly, but surely, reopening the country for travel. As of May 18, Portugal further loosened restrictions by ending the country’s COVID-19 State of Emergency status while continuing social distancing.
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United Airlines introduces United CleanPlus, a partnership with Clorox and the Cleveland Clinic. The company is committed to putting health and safety at the forefront of the entire customer experience, and hopes to deliver an industry-leading standard of cleanliness. This partnership brings together Clorox and some of the country’s top medical experts from the Cleveland Clinic to help guide United Airlines’ new cleaning, safety and social distancing protocols.
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According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses create two-thirds of net new jobs and account for nearly 48 percent of the U.S. private sector workforce. And small- and medium-sized businesses outpace all other sectors as one of the fastest-growing in the United States. InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) goes above and beyond to create opportunities for this segment with its IHG® Business Edge program, voted Best Small- to Mid-Sized Business Program in Global Traveler’s 2019 GT Tested Reader Survey awards.
A first of its kind in the region, The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi launched a safe and clean certification program. The program seeks to uplift and standardize cleanliness and hygiene levels across all businesses and organizations in the tourism sector, including hotels, malls and other attractions. DCT Abu Dhabi will offer certifications that ensure compliance of standardized hygiene levels, and the program will roll out in phases, with the first dedicated to hotels.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
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