Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate announced the appointment of Robert Stanfield to managing director. Stanfield possesses an extensive hospitality background and unparalleled knowledge of the industry. His promotion comes at a momentous time in the resort's 12-year history as it undergoes significant enhancements. As managing director of Omni Orlando Resort, Stanfield will be responsible for the strategic direction of the luxury resort, managing the resort's day-to-day success, overseeing all operational aspects of the 720-room property, and ushering in an exciting new era in the resort's history.
Stanfield joined Omni Hotels & Resorts in 2013 as director of operations for Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate and shortly after was appointed to resort manager. Stanfield advanced to general manager in 2014, a position he held until this recent promotion. "Robert's outstanding record of management success and strong knowledge of the brand make him the ideal choice for this position," said Stephen Rosenstock, executive vice president of operations of Omni Hotels & Resorts. "We are pleased to wish him much success in his newest role with the company."
An experienced hospitality veteran boasting more than 25 years of hotel management experience, Stanfield has achieved great success as an established leader in the industry. Stanfield joined Omni Orlando Resort from Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. and Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. where he severed as vice president of food & beverage, lowering employee turnover by 50 percent and growing guest service and employee satisfaction scores over a three-year period. Since joining Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, Stanfield's leadership skills and tactics have directly resulted in consistent high guest satisfaction ratings.
He also worked at several Hyatt properties, holding a number of positions including director of operations at Hyatt Regency Coral Gables in Miami, Fla., food & beverage director at Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport and senior food & beverage director at Grand Hyatt Washington, D.C., among others.
Stanfield will oversee a new chapter in the resort's 12-year heritage, as Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate breaks ground for an extensive $40 million enhancement project. The luxury golf resort and spa's significant expansion includes: 10,000 square feet of additional pool deck and recreational space, installation of Orlando's only resort wave pool, a new property villa building and a redesign of Trevi's Restaurant that will include an outdoor garden terrace and bar. The project will also include the addition of 81,000 square feet of expanded event lawn and conference center space, a destination-wedding venue and Marketplace Restaurant in the Osceola County Conference Center, as well as enhancements to the resort's two Greg Norman-designed International and National golf courses. Upgrades further establish the resort as an all-in-one luxury reprieve for families and groups alike, bringing unprecedented resort amenities to the ChampionsGate area.
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