February 2, 2023

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Omni’s Most Historic Hotels and Resorts Part 2

Grace and style are always in fashion at historic, grand Omni hotels & resorts, where guests can find old-world hospitality plus the modern conveniences necessary for today’s travelers. These historic hotels recall the opulence and elegance of times past, which make your stay an experience unlike any other.

Crescent City Elegance

In a city founded over 300 years ago, the Omni Royal Orleans might be considered “new” even with its long history. Famous visitors have made this a frequent New Orleans stop, and the private dining rooms have even hosted important events such as the founding of Jazzfest. Rumor has it that gumbo was invented here! Dine at The Rib Room and watch life in the French Quarter go by. Decades of Four Diamond Luxury awards makes this hotel a top choice for your New Orleans stay.

Riverside Luxury

River Walk at Omni La Mansion del Rio

The story of  Omni La Mansion Del Rio begins just 16 years after the famous fall of the Alamo in San, Antonio, TX. First serving as a school, the building opened as a luxury hotel for Hemisfair, the 1968 World’s Fair. Its architecture is Spanish colonial with European influences, made of limestone and reminiscent of a grand hacienda. Ask the concierge for a tour of the property to see and learn its history! Best of all, this gracious hotel is located on the shady banks of the Riverwalk in Downtown San Antonio, where you can stroll, visit museums, and find restaurants, bars, and entertainment.

Lush Garden Getaway

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

Hollywood stars made this Carlsbad, CA, spa and golf destination hotel their playground in the 1960s. The perfect weather and a $50 million renovation have ensured that Omni La Costa Spa & Resort continues to be a year-round paradise for guests desiring the ultimate luxury vacation. Two championship golf courses and one of the nation’s top-ranked spas are set in a garden sanctuary where you can unwind and enjoy yourself in the California sunshine, just like a movie star.

The New Roaring 20s

The newly reopened Omni San Francisco Hotel features a historically accurate renovation of the Florentine Renaissance building, based on original drawings, to recreate the cast stone façade. From the two-story lobby atrium to the crown molding-topped high ceilings in the guest rooms, recall the spirit of the 1920s, with mahogany and cherry wood furnishings, and granite and marble bathrooms. Outside the Grand Ballroom, there’s even a secret garden, where daring guests can steal a kiss! Plus, the cable car line is right outside, making this classic hotel the ideal location for seeing all the best San Francisco sights.

Turn of the Century Charm

In 1903, The Omni King Edward Hotel, Toronto’s first luxury hotel, opened and soon became the center of high society life with its cigar lounges and sitting rooms for afternoon tea. The Crystal Ballroom was the scene of every high-profile gala and wedding for 50 years. Now, this stunning event space has been painstakingly renovated so the gorgeous chandeliers once again shine on the guests below. The floor-to-ceiling windows give panoramic views of downtown Toronto from the 17th floor, making the Crystal Ballroom the highly sought-after venue it was always meant to be, once again.

All four Omni properties in New Orleans, San Antonio, Carlsbad and San Francisco are named Historic Hotels of America, and the King Edward Hotel in Toronto is included as an Historic Hotel Worldwide. Each hotel reflects the local character of its city and preserves a living history where guests can step into a time gone by to experience it for themselves. Visit one of these unique historic hotels when you plan your next trip.

Looking for more historic hotels and resorts? Check out Omni’s Most Historic Hotels & Resorts Part 1.