HOT SPRINGS — The Omni Homestead Resort will temporarily suspend operations Sunday due to the unprecedented implications of the Coronavirus on the hospitality industry.
The Homestead is one of 38 Omni properties affected by this announcement.
Omni anticipates resuming operations on Monday, June 1, but will reassess each week and make the best decision based on business demands.
“The global health crisis has hit the hospitality industry swiftly and significantly,” said Peter Strebel, president of Omni Hotels and Resorts. “Like many hotels, we’ve felt the impact and made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend operations at The Omni Homestead, effective Sunday, March 29, until June 1.
“Our intent is to reopen the resort as quickly as possible, although we will reassess each week,” Strebel added.
On Wednesday, March 18, The Omni Homestead took initial steps in response to the Coronavirus when it informed its associates about the need to reduce hours, activate furloughs and leverage personal time, if available.
“Our associates are the heart of our business, and we’re working diligently to minimize the impact for them,” Strebel said. “We are thankful for the continued support from our guests and family of associates and know that we will weather this storm and come out much stronger.”
Employment numbers vary seasonally, but on average The Omni Homestead employs approximately 800 workers.
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