Black Meetings and Tourism

July/Aug 2013

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•pg_19-29_ICI__BMT_pg3-58 8/12/13 6:49 PM Page 29 OMNI LA COSTA RESORT AND SPA: Fresh from a $50 million renovation and nestled among the beautiful coastal foothills of Carlsbad, CA, Omni La Costa boasts a new look including 611 newly appointed guestrooms, suites and villas, an adult-only pool venue, the Coastal Events Center, an expanded Athletic Club as well as two redesigned signature golf courses. Honored as the #1 Wellness Spa in the Nation by Spa magazine, the 43,000-sq. ft. Spa at La Costa includes a private pool, café and therapeutic reflexology path. Acclaimed restaurants – Legends Bistro and BlueFire Grill – present an updated take on locally inspired cuisine and culinary delights. OMNI RANCHO LAS PALMAS RESORT & SPA:The 444-room Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa is classic Rancho Mirage re-imagined for the 21st-century traveler. The resort's new offerings include stylish guestrooms, the signature bluEmber restaurant, R Bar lounge, and Splashtopia, an exciting water playground complete with water slides, lazy river and sandy beach. The resort also features a 20,000-sq. ft. spa, a 27-hole Ted Robinson-designed golf course, a 25-court Peter Burwash International tennis center, and 41,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting and event space. THE OMNI GROVE PARK INN: The AAA Four-Diamond Omni Grove Park Inn is currently undergoing a $25 million dollar restoration and renovation scheduled to be complete by summer 2013, which coincides with the property's centennial. Noted for understated elegance and southern charm, 10 U.S. Presidents and countless luminaries from the worlds of art, entertainment, sports and politics have stayed at this hotel. Guests may relax in one of 514 guestrooms and themed suites, enjoy a drink by one of two extraordinary 14-ft. fireplaces or watch the sunset from a rocking chair. The property offers sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, delectable restaurants, a Donald Ross golf course, tennis and fitness center, award winning 40,000-sq. ft. spa and spacious convention facilities. T HE O MNI H OMESTEAD R ESORT : The Omni Homestead Resort is one of America's most storied resorts, offering unparalleled hospitality in a 2,000-acre setting within the Allegheny Mountains of southwestern Virginia. In summer 2013, the hotel will complete a $26 million renovation that will culminate with its new Canyon Ranch SpaClub. The Homestead is distinguished by 483 luxurious guestrooms and suites, 72,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, a wide array of fine and casual dining choices, championship golf courses that include one of the nation's finest mountain courses (The Cascades), Allegheny Springs, a two-acre family-friendly water attraction complete with lazy river, and water play zone. The resort also offers the South's first downhill ski area, Equestrian Center and show ring, top-rated Shooting Club, Back Country Driving School, off-road Segway tours and a wealth of other recreational attractions. For additional information please visit or call (800) The-Omni. Travelers or media can also flow Omni Hotels & Resorts at and B M & T ••• July/August 2013 ••• 29

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