DALLAS — Omni Hotels & Resorts CEO Jim Caldwell has assumed the additional role of president.

Caldwell has served as CEO for Omni Hotels & Resorts for the last 13 years and, in his new role as president, will continue establishing the vision for the luxury-hotel brand while insuring all operational areas within the company are aligned to achieve its long-term goals and objectives.

TRT Holdings, Inc. — a privately-owned, diversified holding company — purchased Omni Hotels & Resorts in 1996, and at that time Caldwell was named president and served in that role until 2004 when he was named CEO.

Caldwell has helped grow Omni Hotels & Resorts into the company it is today. He introduced the company as a brand known for enhancing the guest experience through a high level of personalized service through the company’s “Power of One” associate-empowerment program and service philosophy. He also helped the brand achieve 60 properties in urban and resort destinations in North America with more than 21,000 associates.

“Jim has been a trusted friend and business advisor for more than 30 years,” says Robert Rowling, chairman and owner of TRT Holdings, Inc. “He is well respected by all within our organization and industry for his passion and commitment to our associates and his contemporaries. The best days of Omni Hotels & Resorts are yet to come and, under Jim’s leadership, we will continue our strategic focus and execution around our vision to enhance the experience for every guest who stays at an Omni property.”

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