Omni Acquires Full Ownership of Atlanta Hotel

Omni Hotels & Resorts acquired Time Warner Inc.’s 50 percent interest in the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center, now taking full ownership and management of the asset. Omni partnered with Turner Broadcasting back in 2000 to acquire the hotel’s south tower and build the north tower, which opened in 2003.

The 1,059-key Omni Atlanta Hotel connects to the CNN Center, Georgia World Congress Center and the College Football Hall of Fame. The hotel offers 45 meeting rooms, 120,000 square feet of function space, a spa, an outdoor heated pool with sundeck, a fitness center, a 19,864-square-foot ballroom, two restaurants and a coffee shop.

The company has also just appointed Manuel Deisen as general manager of the hotel. Deisen joins the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center from the Ritz-Carlton in Atlanta, where he was general manager since 2012. Throughout his career, he has held leadership positions at a number of Ritz-Carlton properties, including in Florida and Boston.

“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, in prepared remarks. “We are also very pleased to welcome Manuel to Omni. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated a leadership ability that fits with our company’s culture, and we look forward to many successful years with him.”

Omni Hotels & Resorts also just recently opened Omni Frisco in Dallas and plans to develop a property on Boston’s waterfront.

Images courtesy of Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center