Omni Shoreham Hotel Achieves AAA Four Diamond Status for 2002

Irving, Texas (June, 2002)—For the first time in its 70-year history, the Omni Shoreham Hotel has been awarded four-diamonds by the American Automobile Association. The hotel will now join the ranks of North Americaå‘s exceptional accommodations offering upscale facilities, attentive service and a high standard of hospitality.

The hotel recently completed a 3-year, $80 million restoration that included the renovation of all guestrooms, meeting and banquet space, as well as the addition of a full-service spa and health club. The hotel now offers all the elegance and historical significance of a grand hotel while combining it with the latest in state-of-the-art technology and the gracious service expected of a world-class facility.

“It is a honor to be recognized by AAA for our efforts,” said Peter Austin, area managing director responsible for the Omni Shoreham Hotel. “The award of four diamonds reflects the exceptional quality and superior service guests receive at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.”

Every year, AAA sends inspectors to more than 25,000 lodgings across the nation. Each hotel’s furnishings, products and services are finely examined and rated by the inspectors. The results are then published in AAA’s annual travel guide, which gives travelers an objective look inside the hotels.

The Omni Shoreham Hotel, with 836 rooms and 100,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space, is one of the premier hotels in Washington, D.C., and the only facility on 11 acres adjoining Rock Creek Park. For 70 years, the Omni Shoreham, one of the last grand hotels of its era, has played host to every inaugural ball from FDR to Bill Clinton. The hotel is known for attracting premiers, politicians, Hollywood’s top players and society’s grand dames. And at the same time, it prides itself on offering the highest quality service to all of its guests, regardless of stature, in a setting harkening back to the roaring ‘20s. Today, the Omni Shoreham retains that heritage, while providing the latest in modern amenities and conveniences.


Omni Hotels, based near Dallas in Irving, Texas, offers luxury accommodations at more than 40 hotels and resorts located throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Each property in the Omni Hotels portfolio provides guests with exceptional personalized service and exquisite décor, creating a distinctive experience at each location. Omni Hotels offers unsurpassed meeting facilities with a wide range of guest services and amenities including high speed Internet connectivity, wine tastings, gourmet dining, state-of-the-art fitness facilities and tours of local attractions. Through an aggressive expansion strategy, Omni Hotels is steadily entering new markets across North America. Guests can locate hotels, book accommodations or find out more about Omni Hotels by calling 1-800-THE-OMNI or accessing the company’s Web site at