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May 2017

Omni Acquires Ownership of CNN Center Hotel

ATLANTA

Omni Hotels & Resorts announced it acquired Time Warner Inc.’s 50 percent interest in the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center, and now has full ownership and management of the property. Omni Hotels & Resorts partnered with Turner Broadcasting in 2000 to acquire the hotel’s south tower.

Omni also made plans to build the 600-room north tower, which opened in 2003.

Nestled in the heart of downtown Atlanta, the hotel connects to the CNN Center, Georgia World Congress Center and the College Football Hall of Fame, making it ideally located for leisure, business and convention travelers. The property features 1,059 guest rooms and suites and 45 meeting rooms with more than 120,000 square feet of function space, including a 19,864-square-foot Grand Ballroom.

Additionally, Omni Hotels & Resorts announced the appointment of Manuel Deisen as general manager of the hotel. Deisen joins the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center from the Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta, where he has been the property’s General Manager since 2012. Throughout his career, he has held numerous leadership positions at a number of Ritz-Carlton properties, including Florida’s Amelia Island, Orlando Grande Lakes, Golf Resort Naples, as well as Boston Common in Massachusetts, among others.

“Omni Hotels & Resorts’ complete acquisition of the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center demonstrates our commitment to owning hotels which allows us to manage in an environment where all interests are aligned and focused on delivering a superior guest experience,” said Jim Caldwell, CEO of Omni Hotels & Resorts. “We are also very pleased to welcome Manuel to Omni. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated a leadership ability … and we look forward to many successful years with him.”

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