DALLAS—Omni Lodges & Resorts is pleased to announce that Kurt Alexander has been appointed president of the business, replacing Peter Strebel, who will now choose on the position of chairman of Omni Resorts & Resorts.
Alexander will suppose his new function on May 1, 2022, just after paying out the final five yrs as the company’s CFO. As Chairman, Strebel will deliver strategic counsel to the firm. Both of those Alexander and Strebel will report to Blake Rowling, president of TRT Holdings, the parent company of Omni Resorts & Resorts.
“Peter has been an remarkable chief for Omni Inns & Resorts above the previous four several years,” reported Blake Rowling, president of TRT Holdings. “The pandemic was the darkest time in our industry’s record, and Peter’s leadership was priceless to get us as a result of. In quite a few means, Kurt has been preparing for this job for various several years collaborating with Peter on all consequential business conclusions. He is smart outside of his many years and is the proper man or woman to serve our associates and friends likely ahead.”
“I’m quite honored by this prospect and humbled by the assist, self-confidence, and encouragement that I have acquired from Blake and Peter,” stated Alexander. “I have been lucky to be on Peter’s crew and to have a front-row seat to his leadership over the previous four years—particularly throughout COVID. I look ahead to partnering with him and our remarkable family members of associates as we keep on to deliver memorable experiences to our guests and powerful returns to our entrepreneurs.”
“I have each individual self-assurance in Kurt’s talents and his dedication for the work we do. We share a typical set of values and a shared small business philosophy,” stated Strebel. “Over the very last four many years, we have been examined in techniques that we could have by no means imagined, and now that we are looking at an uptick in business enterprise and journey tendencies, I sense that now is the opportune time to channel my competencies in the places that seriously fuel my passions, and I am grateful to have an ownership who will assistance me in this changeover. I wholeheartedly congratulate Kurt, and I am specified that he will do an excellent position. I glance forward to doing the job together with him in our new roles.”
Since joining Omni Inns & Resorts in 2014, Alexander has labored with all disciplines of the firm to deal with strategic priorities although also overseeing shared providers, corporate accounting, funds finance, procurement, chance administration, home tax, and financial reporting. He has held a variety of positions inside the company, together with vice president of finance, director of strategic planning and asset administration, and he participated in the company’s Government in Improvement (EID) plan when he joined the business, which authorized him to do the job across capabilities at the lodge stage. Prior to his perform at Omni Inns & Resorts, Alexander used a decade working in skilled expert services, together with general public accounting and financial commitment banking, the two of which included get the job done in the travel and hospitality space.
Alexander attended Duke University wherever he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics. He also gained a master’s diploma in accounting from the College of Virginia and an MBA from Northwestern University. Alexander resides in Dallas with his spouse, Melissa, and their two small children.