|Spadoni Named Managing Director Of Omni Homestead Resort|
Hot Springs, VA (April 12, 2021) - Longtime luxury resort executive Mark Spadoni has been named managing director for The Omni Homestead Resort, effective Monday, April 12. For the past 20 years, Spadoni has served as the general manager for the AAA Four-Diamond Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa and Club at Savannah Harbor, leading the team to top accolades from Westin, CondĂ© Nast Traveler, Golfweek and others.
â€śI am incredibly honored to be joining the Omni family and to take the helm of such an iconic resort. The Homesteadâ€™s reputation as one of the grand dames of American resorts is well known in the industry, and Iâ€™m looking forward to continuing and building on that legacy,â€ť said Spadoni. â€śAs an avid golfer, Iâ€™m very excited to reacclimate myself with The Cascades and Old Course.â€ť
A dedicated community leader, Spadoni is widely recognized for creating the Savannah Harbor Foundation, a 501(c)3 known for its family-friendly events and support of childrenâ€™s charities. He is also the co-founder and advisory board member of the Savannah VOICE Festival, bringing opera, musical theatre, master classes and workshops and serving artists and patrons locally and globally. In March 2020, Spadoni received the Savannah Tourism Councilâ€™s Lifetime Achievement Award, becoming only the third recipient in the organizationâ€™s 22-year history. Additionally, he has served on the board of directors for the Savannah Convention Center, Savannah Tourism Council, Visit Savannah (CVB) and Savannah Chamber of Commerce.
â€śWe are thrilled to welcome Mark into our Omni family,â€ť said Peter Strebel, president at Omni Hotels & Resorts. â€śMark is a highly regarded hospitality executive known for creating innovative guest experiences and building strong partnerships within the community. His experience leading his teams through economic downturns and extensive renovations will be invaluable as The Omni Homestead Resort emerges into a post-COVID world.â€ť
Another highlight of Spadoniâ€™s career was in 2018, when he was presented with the Marriott International Mustang Award for the North America Eastern Region. In 2016, Spadoni received the Starwood Hotels and Resorts General Manager/Chief Sales Officer Award, which was presented annually to one general manager in North America for extraordinary contributions by partnering with constituent groups and innovating to driving top-line revenues. The Tourism Leadership Council honored him with the Herb & Franklin Traub Visionary Award in 2016 for his numerous efforts to enhance and improve the Savannah community through creative and strategic initiatives. Spadoni also received the John P. Rousakis Community Champion Award which is awarded to an individual who initiates projects to enhance the city and strongly supports and actively promotes tourism in the area.
The 403-room Westin Savannah Harbor, like The Homestead, is renowned for its golf, spa and dining and is frequently named one of the top resorts in the South. The Club at Savannah Harbor also has a direct tie to Bath County as PGA legend Sam Snead, helped design their championship golf course.
Earlier in his career, Spadoni served as the general manager for Westin properties in Hilton Head, S.C.; Stamford, Conn.; New York, N.Y.; New Orleans, La.; and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Spadoni also held leadership roles at the Westin (now Omni) William Penn in Pittsburgh, Penn., and the Westin Kauai, Kauai Lagoons, Lihue, Hawaii. He began his hospitality career at the Westin Seattle, following his graduation from Washington State Universityâ€™s School of Hospitality Business Management.
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