Omni Hotels & Resorts Enters into Strategic Relationship with AT&T

Dallas, Texas, January 20, 2011
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Omni Hotels & Resorts announced that it has entered into a strategic agreement with AT&T* for Internet bandwidth services and other strategic offerings. Among other things, AT&T, one of the largest providers of hosted Internet access in the hospitality industry, will provide Omni Hotels & Resorts with high-quality Internet bandwidth service in more than half of their properties in the United States for use by Omni’s guest and staff. The two neighboring companies, both headquartered in the Dallas Metroplex, are in the process of providing these AT&T broadband services to guests of the service-driven luxury hotel brand. 

The collaboration also gives Omni employees the ability to use AT&T’s Connect®, an enterprise-wide core business application, with integrated audio conferencing, web conferencing, and video conferencing delivered from AT&T’s global platform.  AT&T Connect enables both internal and external communication from a single tool, with converged VoIP, regular/mobile and IP phone access for an easy collaboration with associates, customers, vendors and partners from the office or hotel suite.

"We are pleased to collaborate with AT&T to deliver easy, high-quality Internet bandwidth to our guests." said Richard Tudgay, Vice President, Information Technology for Omni Hotels & Resorts.  "By working with AT&T, a leader in telecommunications and our neighbor in Dallas, our guests will have tremendous access to the Internet ensuring a seamless and productive experience while on the road."

As Omni Hotels & Resorts continues to grow, one of their newest properties will be in Dallas, TX.  This new hotel, to open in early 2012, will include more than 1,000 guest rooms and suites.  One of the first major conferences to be held at the Omni Dallas Hotel will be an AT&T event involving their legal department in 2012.

"We value our ability to deliver a quality experience for our customers, and we are excited to extend our relationship with Omni Hotels & Resorts and work together to improve guest experiences at their properties," said Holly Reed, Regional Vice President of AT&T External Affairs.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About Omin Hotels & Resorts
Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences that take guests on “A Total Departure” to 45 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. From exceptional golf and spa retreats to dynamic business settings, each Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique wellness options. Known for its award-winning, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction, with a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program and the company’s “Power of One” associate empowerment program. The brand is frequently recognized by top consumer research organizations such as J.D. Power and Associates, which ranked Omni as “Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Upscale Hotel Chains” in its 2010 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study(SM). To get additional information or book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.

About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T | DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising. In 2010, AT&T again ranked among the 50 Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE® magazine.

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