by Michael J. Shapiro | March 16, 2018
Omni Hotels & Resorts has promoted Peter Strebel to president, effective immediately. Strebel, who has worked in the hospitality industry for more than 30 years, was most recently chief marketing officer and senior vice president of sales for the company. 
 
Strebel succeeds Jim Caldwell as president. Caldwell had served as Omni president and CEO since last March, and had been CEO since 2004. Caldwell was also previously president of Omni's parent company, TRT Holdings; he now becomes executive vice president of TRT, while the Omni CEO role currently is unoccupied.
 
As Omni's new president, Strebel intends to spend time with associates, customers, guests and various executive leaders before making any appointments.
 
Having spent two-thirds of his professional career in leadership roles with Omni, Strebel will oversee all operational areas of the company and ensure they align with the brand's long-term objectives. He will also be charged with the expansion plans Omni has in the pipeline. 
 
"Peter's commitment and passion for the brand will position him as a solid leader for the organization," said Blake Rowling, president of Omni parent company TRT Holdings. "With his operational management expertise and keen attention to building brand awareness, he will continue to lead Omni down the path of great success."
 
Before his most recent role with Omni, Strebel was senior vice president of operations with the company and oversaw the development of brandwide property standards, as well as key aspects of Omni's growing resort and convention-center hotel portfolios. 
 
From 2001 to 2009, Strebel was executive vice president and chief marketing officer with Wyndham Hotel Group, and he was promoted to president of that company before returning to Omni later that year.
 
Strebel also serves on the board of directors for the Global Hotel Alliance.